The Annual Anne Anderson Walk is a cherished annual social event in Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host-city by foot with a guide. Donations by participants are made to next year's Anne Anderson Award. Given current COVID-19 circumstances, the Cochrane community will be not be gathering for the Colloquium in 2021. However, we can
walk virtually together between March and May, share pictures of our walks, and make donations to the annual Anne Anderson Award, which will be presented at the Cochrane AGM later this year.
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Robin Grant, Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle, North Berwick, Scotland. "I am Robin, the Coordinating Editor of the Neuro-Oncology section of GNOC and this is taken close to North Berwick, the Biarritz of the north! Bass Rock is a Gannet Santuary and used to be a prison - The Alcatraz of the East (just made that up!) and on the other side is Tantallon Castle, a 14th century fortress “curtain wall castle” with a cliff as the back wall and no roof - as we say in Scotland a "doer upper”. If you need evidence of how good it is to live here - look at the Sunday Times - where it says North Berwick is the best place to live in the UK. Low Risk of Bias clearly." Jodie Doyle, One Tree Hill Reserve, Bendigo, Australia Jo Morrison, Somerset, UK. "Jo, Coordinating Editor for Cochrane GNOC, plus support crew, walking on the Quantocks in Somerset, SW England, followed by the obligatory cream tea and dreaming of Cornwall (jam on first, obviously!)." Ann Shackleton, Kinder Scout, UK. "Virtual Anne Anderson Walk on Easter Monday - beautiful blue skies, incredibly windy, and you could see for miles - if you zoom into the middle you can see the other side of Manchester. There was a tiny bit of snow on the ground and we found some frozen frogspawn which I'd never seen before." Nuala Livingstone, "The Big Fish", Belfast, Northern Ireland Anika Murtza, London, UK. "A day out in the sunshine in London was great!" Tess Moore, Dartmoor, UK. "My Anne Anderson walk was on Dartmoor – on a blustery brilliant day with mist. Dartmoor is a national park, 368 Sq miles - the size of London. It is in the South West of the UK. We walked via sunken lanes and open moor to Jay’s Grave and then on to a high point near Hound tor. Kitty Jay was a young unmarried housemaid who lived on dartmoor in around 1790. She became pregnant by someone in the family she served, was shamed and took her own life. She was buried in unconsecrated ground at a cross road on the parish boundary – as was the custom. No matter what time of year there are always fresh flowers on Jay’s grave, wild flowers, garden flowers, but always there. No one knows who puts them there. It is nice that poor Kitty is remembered. It’s a reminder of the need for empathy and to be grateful for the evolution of human rights. And a reminder to keep an eye on those human rights we have fought hard, and are still fighting for." Gail Quinn and Clare Jess, Bath, UK. "Gail and Clare (MEs for GNOC) plus Ted and Mason adhering to the ‘One Spaniel plus One Dachshund Apart’ rule for social distancing with the beautiful City of Bath in the background." Ian Saldanha, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. "I can’t wait to meet my Cochrane friends in person again! I clicked these two photos on a gorgeous, sunny, spring day in Providence, Rhode Island. One photo has as a backdrop a beautiful mural, entitled Still Here. It is meant to depict the Narragansett - the original inhabitants of Rhode Island. Check out the story of the person depicted in the art (Lynsea Montanari) and the mural: https://motifri.com/lynseamontanari/. The mural is right across the river from the Brown University School of Public Health." Sarah Chapman, Oxford, UK Muky Rittiphairoj, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. "Believe in yourself!" Ursula Gonthier, Rossendale Lane, Lancashire Moors, UK. "Some lovely ancient oak trees and newer larches. Lockdown has made me discover new walks not too far from home, but in places where I'd never ventured before." Marguerite Koster, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. "Cochrane Board member Marguerite walking in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles with her great-niece and -nephew. This is what the famous Hollywood sign looks like!" Richard Morley, Thixendale, Yorkshire Wolds, UK. Robin Featherstone, Elk Island National Park, Canada "Elk Island is a 200 sq km full-enclosed sanctuary for ungulates (hoofed mammals). The park played an important role in conserving herds of North American plains and wood bison (AKA buffalo). Bison from these herds are exported globally to repopulate or strengthen the species. If you’ve never seen a bison before, they are shaggy and large (up to 1100 kg), horned and unpredictable. Ripley and I kept a safe distance while trying not to disturb any of their “meadow muffins” on our walk." Jackie Ho, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia Tianjing Li, Boulder, Colorado, "If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you." Rachel Klabunde, Viña Casas del Bosque, Casablanca, Chile. "These photos are from Viña Casas del Bosque, a family vineyard that makes some of our favorite wines, and is about 30 minutes drive from where I live in Viña del Mar. They export about 80% of the wine they produce to all over the world, so perhaps you may have tried some? Harvest time ("la vendimia" in Spanish) is coming up quite soon, and the pinot noir grapes pictured here are ripe and mostly ready, though some unexpected summer rain means it's a bit delayed this year compared with typical timing. Of course, some wine tasting was a nice reward after our walk!" Tiffany Duque (center), Santa Monica mountains Lydia Parsonson, Sidmouth, Devon, UK Sabrina Khamissa, Ashridge House, Hertfordshire, UK. Ashridge is a country estate and stately home in Hertfordshire and a former royal residence to Kin Henry VII. Karen Head, Versoix, Switzerland Muriah Umoquit, Niagara Falls, Canada. "There are actually 3 falls - the American Falls and the smaller Bridal Falls and the large Canadian Horseshoe Falls - all created by glaciers. The Falls has the world's highest flow rate with 28 million liters of water traveling down every second. And it also has a weird history of daredevil stuff, like people doing tightrope walks across it or going over the falls in barrels. It's about an hour and a half drive from the future Toronto Colloquium site...so if you like your virtual walking tour here on Slack, I hope I can give you a future tour in person!"
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