Notice of Annual General Assembly

11th Annual General Meeting – 10 March 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 11th Annual General Meeting of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome will be held at the Conference Room, St James Church, 197 Piccadilly, at 12 noon on the 10 March 2018. Tea and coffee will be available, and after the business part of the meeting members can either eat their sandwiches or find lunch in the numerous eateries around Piccadilly. After the lunch break members reconvene for the speakers:


DAVID LASCELLES: “To Rome in polished shoes”
Former FT journalist and long-distance walker David Lascelles will talk about his recent walk to Rome. He set out from his home in London in the middle of May 2017 and arrived at St Peter’s in early November, having broken his journey with two months off after reaching Lausanne. Reflective and informative, David talks about the logistics of his walk, the people he met and his experiences along the way. He has some surprising conclusions.


JULIA PETERS: “Pilgrimage in the 21st Century: what role technology can play in your journey to Rome”
Julia Peters, currently a PhD student in the department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Kent,  walked from Canterbury to Rome in 2015.  Julia has spoken about her experience at several events hosted by the European Association of the Vie Francigene in Italy and Canterbury, and recently gave a presentation at a study visit of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Bucovina, Romania.  In the role of Canterbury Representative for the CPR, Julia has organized several events on the UK section of the Francigena to increase local awareness of the route.  She has also been working on converting the CPR accommodation list into an interactive map, and she will be talking about this project.

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