UWTSD Honorary Research Fellow presents new book


Alan Ereira, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David will be presenting his new book – a biography of John Ogilby - during an event at the University’s Lampeter campus on Friday, November 4th.

The Nine Lives of John Ogilby is a biography of John Ogilby, the Scottish cartographer who wrote the first road atlas of Britain.

The book delves into the varied and exciting life of Ogilvy from his young fortune to his masterpiece of cartography. This unique biography is expected to change the way that we view this rare product of the 17th century, while providing a new and surprising insight into the political dimensions of Ogilvy’s work and his relationship with Charles II and the ambition to return Britain to an absolute Catholic monarchy.

Alan Ereira is an award winning film maker, as well as being a recognised author. He is primarily known for his historical documentaries, but also for his work on the Kogi tribe of Colombia, which remains the primary source of research on this remote tribe for modern anthropologists.

“I am thrilled that Alan is coming to the campus again,” says Luci Attalla, senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University.

“Anthropology at Lampeter and Alan have a rich and deep connection going back many years. Alan is a vibrant and entertaining speaker – and I urge everyone to come and listen to him,” adds Luci.

The book presentation will be accompanied by an exhibition of material from UWTSD’s Roderic Bowen Library and Archives on roads in Britain.  The event will also include a fascinating lecture by Alan Ereira on the Kogi tribe.

The book presentation will be held in the Confucius Reading Rooms within the University Library on the Lampeter campus from 1pm – 2pm.

The lecture will then follow from 2pm – 4pm in the Founders’ Library, again on the Lampeter campus,

If you’d like to attend, please register your interest beforehand by contacting Lianne Parker by emailing l.parker@uwtsd.ac.uk or by calling 01570 424951.