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



Regional Chair: Dr Phillip Toms telephone +44 (0)1242 714708 email wesw@rgs.org

Coming up:


Death and destruction from space Professor Monica Grady, The Open University

 Tuesday 12 December 6.30pm-7.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
 Lecture (Cardiff)

Joint event with Cardiff University School of Earth and Ocean Sciences as part of the Catastrophes: past, present and potential series.

Venue: Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13), Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT.

Places: Free and open to all.


Earth’s greatest extinctions and the future of life - Dr David Bond

 Tuesday 9 January 6.30pm-7.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
 Lecture (Cardiff)

Catastrophes: past, present and potential. Dr Bond is currently investigating three crises between the middle Permian and end Triassic, an interval of extremes in the Boreal realm of northern high latitudes. Joint event with Cardiff University.

Venue: Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13), Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT.
Places: Free.


BRLSI Young Adventurer Lecture - Belinda Kirk

 Saturday 20 January 7.30pm-9.00pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Bath)

Belinda Kirk, who has rowed across the UK, is an adventurer and founder of Explorers Connect. Joint event with BRLSI.

Venue: BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN.
Places: £4 on entry, RGS-IBG members and students £2.


Deep sea habitat mapping - Dr Veerle Huvenne

 Thursday 25 January 7.30pm-9.00pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Bath)

Dr Huvenne has been on 25 deep sea expeditions using shipborne and remote survey techniques in multidisciplinary and holistic studies of these environments and their governing geological processes. Joint event with BRLSI.

Venue: BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN.
Places: £4 on entry, RGS-IBG members and students £2.


Walk this way: landscapes on the Camino de Santiago - Sian Taylder

 Wednesday 31 January 7.30pm-8.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Bristol)

From mountains to meseta, the Camino de Santiago crosses a variety of landscapes. This talk explores the cultural significance of landscape and its relationship with pilgrims who walk ‘The Way’.

Venue: The Lansdowne PH, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol, BS8 1AF.
Places: Free.


Norton on Everest: Life and times of Edward Norton - Hugh Norton
 
 Thursday 8 February 7.30pm-9.00pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Bath)

Pioneer Himalayan climber famed for his exploits on Everest in 1924 with Mallory and Irvine. He had an active WWI career and was acting Governor of Hong Kong before WWII. Joint event with Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

Venue: BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN.
Places: £4 on entry, RGS-IBG members and students £2.


Cretaceous mass extinction - Professor Mike Benton

 Tuesday 13 February 6.30pm-7.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
 Lecture (Cardiff)

The Cretaceous mass extinction and the death of the dinosaurs. Part of the series Catastrophes: past, present and potential. Joint event with Cardiff University.

Venue: Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13), Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT.
Places: Free.


The long shadow of volcanic eruptions - Professor Kathy Cashman

 Tuesday 13 March 6.30pm-7.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
 Lecture (Cardiff)

Professor Kathy Cashman from Bristol University will talk about hazard impacts over space and time. Joint event with Cardiff University.

Venue: Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13), Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT.
Places: Free.

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