OWPG Zooms

In January 2021 we launched a series of remote Zoom meetings for Guild members and guests to make presentations on a range of subjects which we hope will be of interest to you all. These are usually only open to members, however occasionally for topics of wider interest (eg Peter and Leni’s talk on Everest) we may open up participation outside the Guild.


OWPG Member Zooms normally take place on the third Wednesday of the month, running from 7pm-8pm.

The presenter will speak for 30-40 minutes and there will be 20-30 minutes for discussion.

We will usually also keep the lines open after the presentation for informal chat among members.

Who is speaking – and about what?

Next speaker (Wed 21 September 2022 7pm)

Jacquetta Megarry and Chiz Dakin – Antarctica

We are taking a summer break while members are busy outdoors and will resume in September with a talk and slide show about Antarctica, put together by two members who have had memorable visits there: Jacquetta Megarry and Chiz Dakin. More details nearer the time.

Future speakers:
  • tba – any suggestions welcome, please email me
Past speakers:
  • Wed May 18 2022 7pm: The Farthest Shore – Alex Roddie
  • Thur Apr 7 2022 10am: Taking the cringe out of personal branding – Anna Caig
  • Wed Mar 16 2022 7pm: Doing gear reviews – Chris Townsend
  • Wed Feb 16 2022: Joe Williams, Cicerone – Pitching to Publishers
  • Wed Jan 19 2022: Lisa Drewe – Islandeering
  • Wed Nov 17 2021: Julia Goodfellow-Smith on “How to Create a Best-seller”
  • Wed May 19 2021: Peter and Leni Gillman on Everest 1921-1953 – Tales from the Photo Archivies
  • Wed April 21 2021: Chris Howes on Photographic Flash Underground (Caving Photography)
  • Wed Mar 17 2021: Guest speakers Karen Lloyd & Tim Ecott on narrative non-fiction
  • Wed Feb 17 2021: Sabi Phagura on Making the most of Social Media
  • Wed Jan 20 2021: David Taylor on Landscape Photography

How to access?

The presentations will offer a mix of entertainment and instruction, with the aim that you should both enjoy the talks and learn something from them.

If you miss the Zoom we may have a recording available; see the Blether Forum for the link. Please ensure you view or download the recording prior to the next zoom taking place as we only hold the last zoom event’s recording – nothing earlier than that.

Further info

We will send Zoom invitations to all members nearer the time.

In addition, we now also offer occasional informal meetings (OWPG Blether!) where members can come together to consider matters of common interest.