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. Tickets: free to RGS-IBG members and educational users, non-members £5 payable in advance.
Venue: Education Centre, Lowther Lodge. Pre-booking required.
To book a place:
+44 (0)20 7591 3044
Monday 8 December 2.30pm–4.00pm
Led by the Head of Enterprise and Resources this session profiles early travellers in the region, as represented in the Society’s Collections, and explores how their historical legacy is used today.
Monday 26 January 2.30pm-4.00pm
A profile of Nares, the Antarctic Challenger expedition Commander (1874) who took charge of the Discovery and Alert on the British Arctic Expedition in search of the North Pole (1875).
Monday 23 February 2.30pm-4.00pm
From Chinese indentured labour in Peru to the Civil Rights Movement championed by Nancy Cunard, David Hogg illustrates his talk with material drawn from the Society and other collections.
Monday 30 March 2.30pm-4.00pm
Are you sitting comfortably? Natalie tells the tale of the intriguing Victorian ‘armchair geographers'. Join her as she travels through text with these stationary explorers to uncover their hidden presence at the newly formed Royal Geographical Society.