The new Study Group has begun! And it’s on a topic that appeals to the romantic, in each one of us- the Silk Route.
There was an overwhelming response, and in the space of a mere couple of weeks we had 24 people who signed up to research on myriad aspects of the Silk Route.
M did an overview of the topic, discussing why and when it started, the rigours and dangers of the journey, the rewards and accolades on successful completion. She talked of the goods and treasures that were bartered along the way. The religions and traditions that travelled along the winding routes.
And in the last talk M brought to life the journey to Xanadu. Marco Polo’s long, harrowing and hazardous odyssey to Yuan China–and William Dalrymple’s present day retracing of Marco Polo’s trek 700 years later.