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Discovering events

Promoting the understanding of the world's peoples, places and environments, our travel events aim to engage people in their travel destinations.

Discovering People

Each year the Society invites three well known public figures who we believe have interesting personal views on society, the environment and the world in general to share their thoughts and experiences through our Discovering People series.

With the informal interviews normally conducted by Libby Purves or Martine Croxall, past Discovering People events have included Catherine Destivelle, Chris Patten, Jan Morris, David Puttnam, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Chris Bonington, Tim Smit, William Dalrymple, and David Attenborough.

Discovering People events form part of the Society's public events programme.

Discovering Places

As part of our aim to promote understanding of the world's peoples, places and environments, the Discovering Places series aims to engage people in their travel destinations.

We hold three Discovering Places evenings each year focusing on areas of the world that are remote, have only recently become accessible or that are rapidly changing, and featuring a panel of travel experts on hand to offer their advice and experience and exhibitor travel stands.

In 2013 we have discovered Malawi, Panama and Indonesia.

Previous destinations have included Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Rwanda, Madagascar, Belize, Colombia, Libya, West Bengal and Sikkim, Mongolia, Bhutan, Kamchatka, Mozambique, Guyana, Brunei, Patagonia, and Canadian Arctic.

Find out which location we will be ‘discovering’ next on our What’s on pages.

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