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Led by our Collections team, we offer a number of opportunities to learn more about and see highlights of the Society’s unique Collections.

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Be Inspired

On View display

Be Inspired

Join us for the latest series of afternoon talks given by speakers whose work is closely connected to the Society’s Collections and inspired by travel, exploration, people and places. These talks are intended to kindle interest from members and non-members alike in using our rich resources for study or enjoyment.


In search of fresh air - Dr Oliver Gibson

 Monday 30 October, 2.30pm-4.00pm

This lecture explores the role of fresh air and green open space in the work of Barnardo’s children’s charity, particularly the practice of out-of-town excursions for impoverished London children.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free. telephone 020 7591 3100 email events@rgs.org   


Sir Clarmont Skrine: filming in Central Asia - Dr Jonathan Westaway

 Monday 20 November  2.30pm-4.00pm

Explore the world of Sir Clarmont Skrine, Society Fellow, British diplomat and talented amateur film-maker whose films held in the Society's Collection have now been digitised and made accessible online.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free. telephone 020 7591 3100 email events@rgs.org      


Geography on film - Alasdair MacLeod

 Monday 11 December 2.30pm-4.00pm

From the first flight over Everest to early film of the Aboriginal people of Australia, this is an introduction to the scope and range of the Society's newly digitised collection of over 125 geographically linked films, housed at the BFI.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free. telephone 020 7591 3100 email events@rgs.org



On View display

On View events are held in the Foyle Reading Room and provide the perfect opportunity for students, researchers, members of the Society and the wider public to view a selection of original material from the Society’s Collections. Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and educational users free. Booking essential, refreshments provided. telephone +44(0)20 7591 3044 email showcase@rgs.org


Desert exploration

 Monday 25 September 2.30pm-4.00pm

View original items from the Society's Collections linked to the history of desert exploration - including newly accessible films of the Libyan Desert and Yemen's Hadhramaut from the Society's digitised collection.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and students. telephone 020 7591 3100 email events@rgs.org 


Desert exploration

 Monday 25 September 5.30pm-6.30pm; 7.45pm-9.00pm (available to view pre- and post- lecture)

Linked to the subject of this evening's lecture, this display showcases items from the Society's Collections linked to desert exploration and includes recently digitised film of the Libyan Desert by R.A. Bagnold.

Places: Free, open to lecture attendees         


 

 

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