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Discovering Places

As part of our aim to promote understanding of the world's peoples, places and environments, the Discovering Places series engages people with 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 are rapidly changing. Each evening features a panel of experts on the destination who talk about their experiences and answer questions from the audience. Exhibitor stands provide further information, travel ideas and inspiration.

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


Discovering Places: Papua New Guinea

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 Wednesday 22 February, 7.00pm–9.00pm
 Travel and networking event


This event is now SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be available on the door.

An evening for first-time travellers to explore opportunities in Papua New Guinea, with inspiration from exhibitors, networking with other attendees and advice from our expert panellists.

About our experts:

Dr Alan Stewart is an ecologist based at University of Sussex. Alan has been actively engaged in conserving Papua New Guinea’s rich biodiversity and pristine tropical rainforests since 2001, training and working alongside local groups.

Neill Ghosh is Founder of Original Diving and Director of Original Travel and has explored the world-class waters of Papua New Guinea and its environs, and also the country’s fascinating culture and biodiversity above the waterline. 

Dr Ludovic Coupaye is an anthropologist based at University College London. Ludovic's research explores the relationships between people and things through the ways Pacific societies create their material culture and he has conducted fieldwork in the Sepik area of Papua New Guinea.

  • Kensington Gore doors open at 6.30pm and attendees may browse exhibitor tables
  • Presentations and discussion will start at 7.00pm, followed by further networking/exhibitors at 8.15pm
  • Event ends at 9.00pm
  • Admittance is by ticket only.

Tickets: £15 | £10 RGS-IBG members, includes wine and an information pack.


This event is now SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be available on the door.

telephone +44 (0)207 591 3100 email events@rgs.org

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