Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Joyce Morgan

Joyce Morgan is a journalist and author. She has written on arts and culture for 30 years. Joyce is a former arts editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and has worked as a journalist in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. Her most recent book is The Countess from Kirribilli, a biography of writer Elizabeth von Arnim. Her biography of artist Martin Sharp was longlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize and her book Journeys on the Silk Road was published internationally. Born in England, she has travelled widely in Asia, including in Indonesia, East Timor, India, Pakistan, China and Bhutan and has led successful Members’ tours to Java, Bhutan, Uzbekistan and China.



“A very pleasant personality. We found [Joyce] knowledgeable with excellent communication skills.”
Robert Y.  |  In the Footsteps of Martin Sharp, 2022


“I hope you appreciate what a treasure you have in Joyce! Her knowledge, warm personality and concern were much appreciated.”
Cheryl W.  |  In the Footsteps of Martin Sharp, 2021


“Joyce is an outstanding leader. Her knowledge and enthusiasm is infectious.”
Cathy M. |  Journey Along the Silk Road: Uzbekistan, 2019


“They don’t come any better! Joyce freely shares her considerable knowledge and interest in a fun, light hearted way. She is the best storyteller.”
 Yvonne Y.  |  Journey along the Silk Road: Xian to Kashgar, 2018


“Superior experience, knowledge and good humour greatly enhanced the overall experience for us. A calming influence when required attending to individuals’ needs.”
Garry B.  |  Journey along the Silk Road: Xian to Kashgar, 2018


“Joyce is an outstanding leader. So knowledgeable. Such a good companion. Always on duty looking after the needs of others.”
Cathy M.  |  Bhutan: the Last Himalayan Kingdom, 2017