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21st Century Challenges

Thought-provoking talks on geographical issues. 21st Century Challenges is the Society's discussion series that aims to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the big issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years.

21st Century ChallengesThe series helps people make their own informed decisions and judgements on the most important challenges of the 21st century.

The talks are held at the Society's headquarters in South Kensington, London, with all talks available to watch online along with additional information.

Coming up:

Air quality for all

Thursday 30 October 2014 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Air quality for all

Taking inspiration from around the world, a panel will discuss the hidden hazard of today: poor air quality. Find out how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily.


Dr Gabrielle Walker (Chair)

Writer, broadcaster and Chief Scientist at Xynteo

Professor Frank Kelly

Professor of Environmental Health, King's College London

Sarah Collins

Founder, Wonderbag. Voted one of the Top Ten Most powerful Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune Magazine

James Thornton

CEO, ClientEarth

(you will be taken to the sign in/registration page of the website)

telephone+44 (0)20 7591 3100

Equalising Education

Thursday 20 November 2014 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Equalising education

Speakers TBC.

The deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goal target of eliminating gender disparity in education by 2015 is looming. How far have we come in equalising access to education, work and decision-making?

(you will be taken to the sign in/registration page of the website)

telephone+44 (0)20 7591 3100

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