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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

26 January 2015
The cities that made an empire - Tristram Hunt

2 February 2015
Iceland’s iconic volcanoes - Alexandra Witze

9 February 2015
Midnight’s grandchildren - John Keay

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Support for geographers

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Regional events

22 January 2015
Off the beaten tracks (Chester)

23 January 2015
Earth, wind and fire: volcanic ash from Iceland and its effect on UK airspace (Pontypridd)

27 January 2015
The Grand Alpine Tour (Newcastle)

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