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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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Green belts: what’s the point? Dr John Sturzaker, University of Liverpool

 Tuesday 26 September, 5.30pm-7.00pm (doors open at 5.00pm)
 Lecture (Liverpool)

Do we really know what green belts are supposed to achieve? The lecture will consider whether green belts continue to play an important role in the future of our cities. Joint event with University of Liverpool.

Venue: Seminar Room 5, Management School, Chatham Street, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZH. 

Seminar Room 5 - Building 427 on University Campus Map: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf

Places: Free. 

bit.ly/liverpoolgeography100


The making of the British landscape - Nicholas Crane

 Wednesday 27 September at 6.00pm
 Lecture (Manchester)

A lecture by Society President Nicholas Crane to mark the 125th anniversary of geography at The University of Manchester. Joint event with The University of Manchester.

Venue: Lecture Theatre B, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.

Places: Free. 

bit.ly/manchestergeography125


The volcanoes of Italy - Dr Tony Waltham

 Monday 16 October 7.30pm-9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

Geology in action, Italian style, creates fun on the island of Lipari, spectacle on Mount Etna, drama on Stromboli, devastation at Vesuvius and potential excitement at Camp Flegrei. Joint event with Society of Thirteen. 

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

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


Natural hazards: the changing global picture - Professor David Chester, Liverpool Hope University

 Tuesday 24 October 5.30pm-7.00pm (doors open at 5.00pm)
 Lecture (Liverpool)

The lecture will focus on how changes in population, wealth and poverty are changing the character of global hazard exposure, and how future human-induced environmental change may exacerbate it. Joint event with University of Liverpool.

Venue: Seminar Room 5, Management School, Chatham Street, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZH.

Seminar Room 5 - Building 427 on University Campus Map: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf

Places: Free. 

bit.ly/liverpoolgeography100


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.

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