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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s Yorkshire and North East Regional Committee.



Regional Chair: Professor Dave McEvoy email yne@rgs.org
 

Coming up:


Green Sahara to desert river: 6,000 years with a shrinking Nile - Professor Jamie Woodward

 Thursday 23 November 6.30pm-8.00pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
 Lecture (Sheffield)

In the last 6,000 years the Nile Valley has undergone profound change. This talk includes key elements of the A Level syllabus: desert landscapes, climate change, flooding and the water cycle. Joint event with Sheffield Hallam University Geography and Environment Group and Sheffield GA.

Venue: Peak Lecture Theatre, 527 Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB.

Places: £3 on entry, RGS-IBG and GA members and university staff and students free. Contact Chris Speight email gschris@cspeight.plus.com


Treading lightly: European mountains by train, boot and snowshoe - Darren Axe

 Tuesday 28 November 6.30pm-8.00pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
 Lecture (Sheffield)

Darren is an International Mountain Leader with a passion for environmental sustainability and the mountain environment. His talk critically assesses our place in upland landscapes with stunning photography throughout. Joint event with Sheffield Hallam University Geography and Environment Group and Sheffield GA.

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield.

Places: £3 on entry, RGS-IBG and GA members and university staff and students free. Contact Juanita Shepherd email jsys04290@blueyonder.co.uk


Governing the global commons - Professor Philip Steinberg, University of Durham

 Thursday 18 January 7.15pm-8.30pm
 Lecture (York)

Are the polar regions, oceans, atmosphere, and outer space frontiers for political and economic competition or do they offer hope for a world of global sharing and equity? Joint event with York & District GA.

Venue: Bootham School, York, YO30 7BU.
Places: free to RGS-IBG members and Fellows,  £3 for Members of York & District GA


Glacial landscape evolution: from a drone’s perspective - Dr Matthew Westoby

 Tuesday 23 January 5.00pm-6.15pm
 Lecture (Newcastle)

This talk draws on recent case studies demonstrating how exciting new technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have advanced our understanding of glacier mass balance and health, geomorphological processes and landscape evolution. Joint event with Tyne and Wear GA.

Venue: Northumbria University City Campus.
Places: £1 on entry email catherine.white@northumbria.ac.uk


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

 Tuesday 30 January at 7.30pm
 Regional Theatres Programme (Darlington)

In 2015/16, Leon McCarron travelled on foot from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai. This lecture will explore the thoughts and stories of the people that he met, which tell of the rich past, tense present and uncertain future of the region.

Venue: The Hippodrome at The Hullabaloo, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP.


Everyday bordering: the internal reach of the UK’s borders - Dr Kathryn Cassidy

 Tuesday 6 February 5.00pm-6.15pm
 Lecture (Newcastle)

Based on the Borderscapes project, Kathryn illustrates how recent immigration legislation has brought borders in from the margins to the heart of our communities, and how such borderings rely on us to check the immigration status of others. Joint event with Tyne and Wear GA.

Venue: Northumbria University City Campus
Places: £1 on entry email catherine.white@northumbria.ac.uk


Space invaders: radical geographies of protest - Professor Paul Routledge

 Wednesday 21 February 6.00pm-8.00pm (doors open at 5.45pm)
 Lecture (Leeds)

Professor Routledge will draw from his new book to argue for the importance of a radical geographic perspective in enabling us to make sense of protests and social movements around the world. Joint event with School of Geography, University of Leeds.

Venue: School of Geography, Garstang Building (Level 7 Foyer), University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
Places: Free and open to all but advance booking required


Tyneside Geographical Lecture - Dr Rita Gardner, CBE

 Tuesday 6 March 5.30pm-6.45pm
 Lecture (Newcastle)

Rita has led RGS-IBG through a period of substantial development. As she prepares to retire from the Society, she will reflect on gGeography’s place in the world. Joint event with Newcastle University.

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU.
Places: Free.


Major fires and those of us around them - Simon Griffiths

 Tuesday 13 March 5.00pm-6.15pm
 Lecture (Newcastle)

Simon will explore fires where significant effluents are released to see the type of sites burning and the levels of pollution being released to atmosphere from them. Joint event with Tyne and Wear GA.

Venue: Northumbria University City Campus.
Places: £1 on entry.


Partnering with nature for sustainable river management - Dr Matthew F Johnson

 Tuesday 27 March 7.15pm-8.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
 Lecture (Huddersfield)

Nature exerts an important control on river form and function. Partnering with nature opens up the possibility of designing systems that are resilient to disturbance and reducing the need for further human intervention. Joint event with Huddersfield and Halifax GA.

Venue: Bronte Lecture Theatre Room BLG/10, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH. £3, RGS-IBG, GA
Places: Free.

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