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Collections events
Showcases and workshops
Lecture-related Collections displays in the Foyle Reading Room
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. 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:

telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3044
email showcase@rgs.org


Past events this term

The Camargue – wilderness of space and dreams, by Alexander Maitland

  • Monday 12 May 2.30pm-4.00pm

The members of gardian societies still maintain the Camargue’s famous bulls and white horses. Alexander Maitland explores the reclusive world of horse-men poets and their traditions, vital to the delta’s survival.


Geographical projections: bringing to light the RGS magic lantern slide collections c. 1880-1960, by Emily Hayes, AHRC-funded RGS-IBG/University of Exeter postgraduate researcher

  • Monday 2 June 2.30pm-4.00pm

This talk explores the history of the Society's illustrated lectures and offers a window onto how late 19th century RGS audiences, geographical storytelling and scientific knowledge-making shaped geography and the RGS-IBG.

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