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



General enquiries: email south@rgs.org

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The Phoenicians: from the Mediterranean into the Atlantic? - Philip Beale

 Tuesday 7 February 7.00pm–8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
 Lecture and optional supper (Wimborne)

In 2008-2010, the replica Phoenician sailing vessel Phoenicia recreated the circumnavigation of Africa recorded by Herodotus in 440BC. This lecture covers the voyage, achievements of the Phoenicians and their maritime adventures. Joint event with Canford School.

Venue: Canford School, Canford, Wimborne, BH21 3AD.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free. Optional dinner additional £17.50, book by 30 January. Contact Amanda Destiani, c/o 4 Minster Chambers, 43 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR email marketing@pioneerexpeditions.com


Hidden histories: a spotter's guide to the British landscape - Mary-Ann Ochota

 Thursday 9 February at 8.00pm
 Regional Theatres Programme (Southampton)

Join presenter and author Mary-Ann Ochota to find out how to decipher the story of the British landscape. Revealing the clues to spot, this is a must for landscape detectives!

Venue: Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

Tickets: prices vary, visit the venue website for details and to book. Please telephone and quote RGS-IBG membership number to book up to two tickets at discounted rate (£13 each). telephone 023 8059 5151


What geography can teach us about inequality - Professor Danny Dorling

 Wednesday 22 February at 6.00pm (doors open at 5.45pm)
 Lecture with reception (Portsmouth)

Inequality is connected to many aspects of peoples’ lives, and especially our ability to enjoy 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'. Increasingly, studies have shown that countries with high levels of GDP spent on their behalf by government have higher levels of personal satisfaction. Professor Danny Dorling considers the outcomes of our 'natural experiment' in low public spending in the UK and USA, and asks how people may respond in order to improve their lives.

Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at University of Oxford and previously worked as Professor of Public Understanding of Social Science at the University of Sheffield and in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand. He has co-written more than two dozen books on issues related to social inequalities as well as several hundred academic papers. Details are available on www.dannydorling.org.

Joint event with University of Portsmouth.

Venue: Room 1.74, Portland Building, St James Street, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH.

Tickets: free, advance booking required. Book online or telephone  02392 9284 3757 email events@port.ac.uk

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