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Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is dedicated to the development and promotion of geographical knowledge, together with its application to the challenges facing society and the environment.



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Monday Night Lectures

27 October 2014:
Baghdad: city of peace, city of blood - Justin Marozzi

03 November 2014:
What’s going on in Greenland? - Professor Alun Hubbard

10 November 2014:
Migrants on the margins - Professor Richard Black

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Regional events

21 October 2014:
Sailing the line (King's Lynn)

22 October 2014:
Integrated natural resource management: a return to traditional geography? (Cardiff)

23 October 2014:
Natural change and conservation on the Jurassic coast (Exeter)

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