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The Society's popular Monday night lecture series features renowned speakers discussing informative, educational and enlightening subjects.

The lectures are open to Fellows and members. On some occasions, Fellows and members are invited to bring one guest - please check the listings below or your Bulletin in advance.

  • Booking is not required to attend Monday night lectures
  • Seats are not reserved and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please show your Society membership card on arrival
  • For lectures open to members plus one guest, please make every effort to arrive together as we are unable to admit unaccompanied non-members. Guests arriving separately should be met at the Exhibition Road entrance
  • Doors open at 5.30pm
  • Attendees are requested to take their seats in the Ondaatje Theatre by 6.20pm
  • Lectures begin at 6.30pm, and end by 7.45pm
  • The programme runs between late September and late May

RGS-IBG members can watch a selection of Monday night lectures online, by signing in to the members' area.

Coming up:

A journey to the end of time - John Harrison

 Monday 27 February at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

The Aztec city Tenochtitlán was the largest and best-run on Earth. In Mexico John discovered that Hernán Cortés conquered not by guns and horses, but language, diplomacy, obsidian and a little steel.


Recovering wild tigers in a crowded Asia - Dr Ullas Karanth

 Monday 6 March at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Over three decades, tiger populations in the Western Ghats have recovered to be the largest in the world. Ullas explains the tiger conservation strategy, blending science with social interventions.

Opportunity to meet other members

Join the Younger Members' Committee for an informal get-together in the bar following this lecture.


Zero degrees: the geographies of the prime meridian - Professor Charles Withers

 Monday 13 March at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Space and time on Earth are regulated by the prime (Greenwich) meridian, 0'. Before the 1880s more than 25 prime meridians were in use, resulting in problems of global measurement that engaged geographers, astronomers and navigators.

Lecture-related Collections display: The prime meridian

 Monday 13 March 5.30pm–6.30pm and 7.45–8.30pm

Visit the Foyle Reading Room for a lecture-related display of material relating to the prime meridian.


Elephant complex: travels in Sri Lanka - John Gimlette

 Monday 20 March at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

To outsiders, Sri Lanka's civil war (1983-2009) remains perplexing. Award-winning author John describes a journey that begins with Tooting's 8,000 refugees, and ends on the battlefields of Mullaitivu. There's horror here, beauty and hope.


Deeper than indigo - Dr Jenny Balfour Paul

 Monday 27 March at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Jenny discovered the remarkable illustrated journals of Thomas Machell in the British Library. She will interweave their adventures as she seeks this forgotten explorer in India's Raj, the South China Sea, Polynesia and Arabia.


Mutiny in the 21st century - Conrad Humphreys

 Monday 3 April at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Renowned yachtsman Conrad describes his team's re-creation of one of the greatest voyages ever – Captain Bligh's 4,000 mile journey – in a replica open boat, with similar rations and traditional equipment.

Opportunity to meet other members

Join the Younger Members' Committee for an informal get-together in the bar following this lecture.


The journeys of young Lawrence: from Oxford to Arabia - Anthony Sattin

 Monday 10 April at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Anthony follows young T.E. Lawrence on the series of extraordinary journeys across Europe and the Middle East that transformed him from the bright but troubled second son of an Oxford-based family into Lawrence of Arabia.


Protecting giant manta rays in Peru - Kerstin Forsberg

 Monday 24 April at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Kerstin talks of her project to understand more about, and to protect, these extraordinary and beautiful marine creatures off the coast of Peru; working with local communities and supported by a Rolex Award for Enterprise.


London's air quality - Professor Frank Kelly

 Monday 8 May at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Frank discusses the nature of and trends in London's air quality in recent years, the impact of air quality on health and how public understanding of the issue is changing.

Opportunity to meet other members

Join the Younger Members' Committee for an informal get-together in the bar following this lecture.


Ice shelves: Antarctica's fragile frontier - Professor David Vaughan and Professor Adrian Luckman

 Monday 15 May at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

David and Adrian examine contemporary changes in these fascinating and enormous features, drawing on the latest evidence from the Larsen Ice Shelf, and exploring both the causes and implications of ice shelf decay.


Slavery in the 21st century - Professor Kevin Bales

 Monday 22 May at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Kevin talks about the issue of slavery in the 21st century, focusing not only on human rights violations, but the link between slavery, environmental destruction and climate change.

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