Calling all pro-indy map geeks (queers and lefties welcome): Mike Parker lecture tour of Scotland

Hey all you map geeks! Especially ones who are a bit queer and/or interested in lefty/indy/national identity!

My pal Mike Parker, an honorary Welsh Village Auntie and big gay pro-Welsh-indy map nerd, author of the book Map Addict: A Tale of Obsession, Fudge and the Ordnance Survey

Source: via Morag on Pinterest

… and the Rough Guide to Wales, inventor of the Coast to Coast TV series, and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s On the Map series, is doing a Scottish lecture tour for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society called On the Map: Cartography and National Identity.

He wants some colourful people at the lectures to mitigate any potential stuffiness, so let’s go see him- I promise he’ll be great (he’s also had a career as a stand-up comedian).


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mike Martinez
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 01:32:52

    When? Where? I’d like to promo the event on Queer Landia…


  2. Mike Parker
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 10:56:49

    Thank you Aunties!

    The lectures are this coming week: in Aberdeen on Mon 1 Oct (7.30), Dunfermline Tues 2 (7.30), Dundee Weds 3, Glasgow Thurs 4 (2.15) and Edinburgh Thurs 4 (7.30).

    More details of both the tour and what I get up to at

    Diolch / Tapadh leat!


  3. Andrew Redmond Barr
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 21:41:13

    Thanks very much for brining this to my attention earlier in the year! Great lecture.


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