Group sample town’s history on walk

Members and supporters of the Scarborough branch of Amnesty International outside the Spa at the start of their walk. Photo by Dave Barry 113028
Members and supporters of the Scarborough branch of Amnesty International outside the Spa at the start of their walk. Photo by Dave Barry 113028

THE Scarborough branch of human-rights group Amnesty International staged a social and fundraising walk in the town.

Author, geologist and Amnesty member Roger Osborne led the walk and explained how the south bay’s landscape had changed over the millennia. Afterwards, walkers had food and drinks at the home of Mike Gordon, who chairs the branch.

Pete Sagar, Amnesty’s regional representative, travelled from Newcastle to take part.

He said: “ It’s a very social occasion and a reminder that being involved in Amnesty is not just about dealing with the darker side of life.”

The branch will take part in the worldwide celebration of Amnesty’s 50th anniversary on October 29.

Ahmed Khaleel will talk about the academic front-line in Iraq and being a professional life in Iraqi higher education.

Dr Jay Prosser, reader in humanities at Leeds University, will give a presentation on his recent co-authored book, Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis. Royalties from the book are being donated to Amnesty.