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

Regional contact: Derry Corey telephone +44 (0)1752 703354 email sw@rgs.org

Coming up:


Mark Blacksell memorial lecture

 Wednesday 22 November 6.00pm
 Lecture with reception (Plymouth)

Professor Kate Brown (Exeter University) will deliver the Mark Blacksell memorial lecture on 'Exploring everyday forms of resilience: resistance, rootedness, and resourcefulness'.

Venue: Devonport Lecture Theatre, Plymouth University, Portland Square, PL4 8AA.

Places: Free and open to all.

Contact Derry Corey/Richard Yarwood telephone 01752 585983


Strawberries at Christmas - Mark McCarthy, Climate Scientist at the Met Office

 Thursday 18 January 7.00pm-8.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm)
 Lecture (Exeter)

Travelling from some unseasonal fruit in his back garden through over 100 years of weather records to see what our small corner of the world can tell us about climate change.

Venue: University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, EX4 4QJ. Park in car park C, Visitors’ car park.
Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free. Contact Derry Corey telephone 01752703354


On the ground – filming the refugee crisis - Harriet Dedman, Producer for VICE news

 Friday 2 February 7.30pm-9.00pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Georgeham)

Harriet Dedman, producer, photographer and filmmaker, has contributed to the upcoming feature documentary Refugee and has spent much time on Lesbos and Sicily filming the unfolding refugee crisis. Joint event with Pickwell Foundation and RGS-IBG North Devon Hub.

Venue: Pickwell Manor, Georgeham, North Devon. EX33 1LA.
Tickets: £5, RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free email northdevon@rgs.org


Mark Blacksell Memorial Lecture TBA

 February (date TBA) 6.00pm-7.30pm (doors open at 5.45pm)
 Lecture with reception (Plymouth)

Joint event with Plymouth University.

Venue: Plymouth University, Portland Square, PL4 8AA.
Places: Free. Contact Richard Yarwood telephone 01752 585983


(South) Georgia on my mind: investigating its glacial history - Dr Alastair Graham, University of Exeter

 Thursday 22 February 7.00pm-8.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm)
 Lecture (Taunton)

Venue: King’s College, South Road, Taunton. TA1 3LA.
Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free. Contact Derry Corey telephone 01752 703354


Life of Captain John Noel: soldier, explorer and climber - Sandra Noel, Daughter of Captain John Noel

 Wednesday 14 March 7.00pm-8.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm)
 Lecture (Exeter)

John’s exploits to find and map a route to Mount Everest in 1913 started a life as soldier, entrepreneur, artist and photographer, which Sandra illustrates with photographs and exhibits.

Venue: University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, EX4 4QJ. Park in car park C visitors’ car park.
Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free. Contact Derry Corey telephone 01752 703354
 


Saving a sea monster: the basking shark - Colin Speedie

 Thursday 15 March 2018 7.00pm-8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
 Lecture (Penryn)

Since the 1700s the basking shark was hunted in the north-east Atlantic. Colin examines how from near extinction of this magnificent creature to much loved conservation icon was achieved.

Venue: University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, TR10 9FE.
Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free. Contact Guy English telephone 01326 379092

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