It may seem a little early to be announcing winter lectures, but the arrangements are well under way for some. First off the BMC have just announced the dates for their annual Winter Essentials lecture series with Twid Turner and Martin Moran: Monday 6 November – Liverpool Tuesday 7 November – Oxford Wednesday 8 November – London Thursday 9 November – Stoke-on-Trent Monday 13 November – Kendal Tuesday 14 November – Sheffield For more details check out the BMC site Heason Events has an exciting line up for the classic Lescar series in Sheffield: Monday 23 October – Andy Cave Monday 13 November – Tim Emmett Monday 4 December – Neil Gresham Monday 22 January – Mick Fowler Monday 19 February – Klem Loskot Also John Beatty at the Sheffield Galleries on 9 November and Simon Yates at Buxton on 26 November. Details. Rheged in the Lakes have a few noteworthy events including Doug Scott on 19 August, Chris Bonington on 22 September and Andy Cave on 7 October. See the planetFear Event listings for full details including a Himalayan Festival in August. If you have organised a public lecture and would like it to be included in the planetFear events database please submit it here. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–