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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

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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.

Into the unknown: tales from the great explorers - Alexander Maitland

  • Friday 15 January 2.30pm-4.00pm

Alexander Maitland discusses the Folio Society’s new publication Into the unknown; an impressive collection of travel accounts by well-known explorers, drawn from the Society’s archives. Accompanying display in Foyle Reading Room.

Places: RGS-IBG members and educational users free, non-members £5 payable in advance. Booking essential.

telephone 020 7591 3044 email showcase@rgs.org


From ice floes to battlefields - Anne Strathie

  • Monday 21 March 2.30pm-4.00pm

A new perspective on the Terra Nova expedition and ‘what happened next’ as the ‘Antarctics’ went to war at Antwerp, Gallipoli, the Western Front, Jutland and north Russia.

Places: RGS-IBG members and educational users free, non-members £5 payable in advance. Booking essential.

telephone 020 7591 3044 email showcase@rgs.org

On View displays

On View display events provide the perfect opportunity for students, researchers and members of the Society—and the wider public—to view a selection of original material from the Society’s two-million strong Collections, arranged by a particular theme in a browsing display format.


Icons of Antarctic exploration - Eugene Rae

  • Friday 26 February 2.30pm-4.00pm

Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Mawson and more, come and view the treasures from the Society’s Collection of Antarctic material. Shackleton’s balaclava, Scott’s matchbox and Mawson’s sextant are just a few of the items on display.

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