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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

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.


The many remarkable lives of John Morris - Donald Johnson

  • Monday 23 May 2.30pm–4.30pm

The intriguing life of soldier/mountaineer/intellectual John Morris, Gurkha officer, key member of the 1922 and 1936 Mount Everest expeditions, pioneering Himalayan anthropologist and friend to E. M. Forster and Rebecca West.

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

telephone 020 7591 3044 email showcase@rgs.org


Splendid sunsets - David Hogg

  • Monday 13 June 2.30pm–4.30pm

A journey around the world beginning in August 1883 when Krakatoa erupted. Based on the diary of Vicary Gibbs who became Vice President of the Royal Horticultural Society and founder of the Chelsea Flower Show.

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

telephone 020 7591 3044 email showcase@rgs.org

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