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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.

Regional contact: Col (retd) Tony Davidson email cnw@rgs.org

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The Silk Roads - Paul McGreavy

 Friday 17 November 7.30pm-9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Wilmslow)

After many years of travel on the various highways and byways of the Silk Roads, Paul takes a personal look at the past, present and future of the east-west corridor. Joint event with Wilmslow Guild.

Venue: Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD.

Places: £5 (donation) on entry, RGS-IBG members free.


Botswana: love, lions and democracy - David Edwards

 Monday 11 December 7.30pm-9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

The harshness of the Kalahari is contrasted with the verdant Okavango Delta. David will explain the challenges Botswana faces, and the story of Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana. Joint event with Society of Thirteen.

Venue: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.

Places: £5 (donation) on entry, RGS-IBG members free.


From sea to summit: a photographer’s journey - Sarah Canton

 Wednesday 13 December 7.00pm-9.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
 Lecture (Wrexham)

Join Sarah as she takes you on a photographic journey from Snowdonia to the Hebridean islands, with images of stunning coastal scenery, historic slate quarries, abandoned cottages and mountain landscapes. Joint event with Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Venue: Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW.

Places: £5 (donation) on entry, RGS-IBG members and students free.


Illustrated lunchtime talks

 Every Tuesday 1.00pm-2.00pm (doors open at 12.30pm)
 Lecture (Manchester)

A programme of lectures of geographical interest encompassing world-wide exploration, European and global country and urban geography. Joint event with Manchester Geographical Society.

Venue: Cross Street Chapel, Manchester, M2 1NL.
Places: Free


Nepal - Stephen Lovell

 Thursday 1 February 7.00pm-9.00pm (doors open at 6.45pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

Travels in Nepal from the highest mountains on the border with Tibet to the hot lowlands of the south. Joint event with Chester Lecture Society.

Venue: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.
Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members free.


What’s so territorial about Brexit? - Olivier Sykes

 Tuesday 27 February 5.30pm-7.00pm (doors open at 5.00pm)
 Lecture (Liverpool)

Unpacking the spatial imaginaries of the UK’s 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath – hinterlands populated by forgotten citizens, metropolitan cores populated by metropolitan elites. Joint event with Liverpool University.

Venue: Liverpool University, Rendall Lecture Theatre 6, Rendall Building, Bedford StreetSouth, L69 7ZQ.
Places: Free


The first geographer-planners - Professor Peter Batey

 Thursday 8 March 5.30pm-7.00pm (doors open at 5.00pm)
 Lecture (Liverpool)

What difference did the early planners make and what influence did they have on planning practice? What differences are there between a geographer and a geographer-planner? Joint event with Liverpool University.

Venue: Liverpool University, Rendall Lecture Theatre 6, Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, L69 7ZQ.
Places: Free


Data, data everywhere - Professor Andy Morse

 Wednesday 12 April 5.30pm-7.00pm (doors open at 5.00pm)
 Lecture (Liverpool)

Adventures with environmental data, mostly relating to climate, weather and diseases, plus later data explorations with retail and utility companies. Joint event with Liverpool University.

Venue: Liverpool University, Rendall Lecture Theatre 6, Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, L69 7ZQ.
Places: Free


Cold places - Sue Flood

 Monday 23 April 7.00pm-9.00pm (doors open at 6.45pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

Adventures of a wildlife photographer from the North Pole to the Antarctic and in-between. Joint event with Society of Thirteen.

Venue: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.
Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members free.

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