The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome Mark Pollock to Hong Kong to speak on “The First Blind Person to Race to the South Pole". Despite going blind in 1998, Mark Pollock went on to compete in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains and the polar ice caps, including becoming the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games. In this talk, he tells the extraordinary story of his overcoming blindness to reach the summits of achievement.
The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome Victoria Vorreiter to Hong Kong again to speak on “Hmong Songs of Memory: The Music of the Hmong of Laos and Thailand”. In this talk, Ms Vorreiter, an American researcher, photographer and filmmaker, highlights the traditional music, ceremonies and culture of the Hmong of Laos and Thailand in a dynamic presentation enhanced by photographs and recordings.