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Collections events
Then and now

Collections events

Led by our Collections team, we offer a number of opportunities to learn more about and see highlights of the Society’s unique Collections.

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Be Inspired

On View display

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.

Sir Clarmont Skrine: filming in Central Asia - Dr Jonathan Westaway

 Monday 20 November  2.30pm-4.00pm

Explore the world of Sir Clarmont Skrine, Society Fellow, British diplomat and talented amateur film-maker whose films held in the Society's Collection have now been digitised and made accessible online.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free. telephone 020 7591 3100 email events@rgs.org      

Geography on film - Alasdair MacLeod

 Monday 11 December 2.30pm-4.00pm

From the first flight over Everest to early film of the Aboriginal people of Australia, this is an introduction to the scope and range of the Society's newly digitised collection of over 125 geographically linked films, housed at the BFI.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free. telephone 020 7591 3100 email events@rgs.org

On View display

On View events are held in the Foyle Reading Room and provide the perfect opportunity for students, researchers, members of the Society and the wider public to view a selection of original material from the Society’s Collections. Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and educational users free. Booking essential, refreshments provided. telephone +44(0)20 7591 3044 email showcase@rgs.org

Then and now

‘Then and Now’ celebrates the links between the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s historic Collections and contemporary photography, and is the Society’s specially curated contribution to the HLF ‘Thank-you’ campaign this December.


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