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Jo Woolf

Jo Woolf

In 2014 Jo Woolf began digging into the archives of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, in a mission to bring to light some half-forgotten figures in the field of exploration. She came across some remarkable stories of endurance and survival, and started to piece them together in a book that celebrates the Society’s ongoing support of explorers and scientists. In 2016 she was invited to become Writer in Residence at the RSGS.

Jo was born in Shropshire, and now lives with her husband in West Lothian. She has always had a passion for writing, along with a lively fascination for history and the natural world.

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Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is coming to an end. While it feels like the end of a week of celebrating reading and Scottish writers has come too soon, we will (of...

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The Great Horizon: Fifty astonishing stories of exploration

Fifty astonishing stories of exploration, gathered from the archives of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society by Jo Woolf, RSGS Writer-in-Residence A Repository of Stories RSGS is a repository of some...