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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s Northern Ireland Regional Committee.



Regional Chair: Professor Stephen Royle email ni@rgs.org

Coming up


Transfrontier conservation and wildlife crime - Dr Jamie McCallum

 Tuesday 5 September 7.30pm-9.00pm (drinks from 7.00pm)
 Lecture with reception (Belfast)

Jamie is Director of Peace Parks Foundation UK, and his talk will explain how technology can be used to slow the rate of poaching in areas that straddle international borders.

Venue: School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1NN.

Places: Free. email rgsni@hotmail.co.uk


Mutiny - Conrad Humphreys

 Thursday 19 October 7.30pm-9.00pm (drinks from 7.00pm)
 Lecture with reception (Belfast)

Conrad was the skipper of the boat used to recreate Captain Bligh’s 1789 perilous voyage across the Pacific, following the mutiny on HMS Bounty, for the Channel 4 mini-series.

Venue: School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1NN.

Places: Free. email rgsni@hotmail.co.uk


Crossing the Empty Quarter - Mark Evans MBE

 Thursday 7 December 7.30pm-9.00pm (drinks from 7.00pm)
 Lecture with reception (Belfast)

The Middle East’s Empty Quarter is the Earth’s largest sand desert. The first European to make a crossing was Bertram Thomas in 1931, and Mark’s talk follows in Bertram’s footsteps.

Venue: School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1NN.

Places: Free. email rgsni@hotmail.co.uk

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