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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

 Coming up

The Big Thaw: a warming, changing Arctic - Professor Mary Edwards

 Tuesday 16 January 7.00pm-8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
 Lecture (Southampton)

Mary Edwards considers the fragility of Arctic systems, drawing upon examples from Alaska, where she lived for several years, and Siberia, the largest northern land area affected by warming.

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Shackleton Building, Department of Geography, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO171BJ.
Places: £5 on entry, plus RGS-IBG members (one guest) and students free. email a.s.phillips@soton.ac.uk

The Arctic and Northern Waters - Andrew Wilkes 

 Wednesday 7 February 7.00pm-8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
 Lecture with optional dinner

Author and sailor Andrew Wilkes describes his voyages to the Arctic, the environment phenomena and the ice, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, North West Passage and North East Passage.  

Venue: Canford School, Canford Magna, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 3AD
Places: £5, RGS-IBG members, students and staff free. Optional dinner after the lecture at £18 per person. Book by 31 January by emailing Philip Beale. email philip.beale@pioneerexpeditions.com telephone 01202 798922

An evening on natural hazards and disaster management - Dr Martin Degg and Mr Richard Gordon MBE

 Tuesday 6 March 6.00pm-8.00pm
 Lecture with reception (Bournemouth)

Two fascinating talks will cover the impacts of natural hazards on ancient and modern built environments (by Martin Degg) and key issues and advances on disaster management (by Richard Gordon). Joint event with Dorset GA.

Venue: Talbot Heath School, Rothesay Rd, TalbotWoods, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ.
Places: £7.50 including wine and nibbles. Contact Liz Atkins telephone 01202 761881 email eatkins@talbotheath.org

The land beyond: a thousand miles on foot through the heart of the middle East - Leon McCarron

 Tuesday 13 March at 8.00pm
 Regional Theatres Programme (Southampton)

In 2015 and 2016, Leon McCarron travelled on foot from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai. This lecture will explore the thoughts and stories of the people he met, which tell of the rich past, tense present and uncertain future of the region.

Venue: Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.
Places: Prices vary, RGS-IBG members £13


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