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The Society's popular Monday night lecture series features renowned speakers discussing informative, educational and enlightening subjects.

The lectures are open to Fellows and members. On some occasions, Fellows and members are invited to bring one guest - please check the listings below or your Bulletin in advance.

  • Booking is not required to attend Monday night lectures
  • Seats are not reserved and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please show your Society membership card on arrival
  • For lectures open to members plus one guest, guests arriving separately should be met at the Exhibition Road entrance
  • Doors open at 5.30pm
  • Attendees are requested to take their seats in the Ondaatje Theatre by 6.20pm
  • Lectures begin at 6.30pm, and end by 7.45pm

RGS-IBG members can watch a selection of Monday night lectures online, by signing in to the members' area.

Coming up:


Ebola: the importance of research - Professor David L Heymann MD

This lecture will now be given by Professor David L. Heymann MD. David will discuss how research established the epidemiology of Ebola, informed the tactics to contain the disease and is currently helping to develop treatments, medicines and vaccines.

Professor Heymann has kindly agreed to talk as Professor Peter Piot has been called away to an important international meeting on that date. David is Chair of Public Health England and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Opportunity to meet other members

Join the Younger Members' Committee for an informal get-together after the lecture and opportunity to meet others in the Members' Bar.


The discovery of HMS Erebus - Ryan Harris

  • Monday 9 March at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members only

In 2014, Canadian underwater archaeologists located the remains of HMS Erebus, Sir John Franklin’s vessel on his ill-fated 1845 expedition. Ryan Harris will present the discovery and investigation of this compelling shipwreck.

Lecture-related Collections display: The search for the Northwest Passage

  • 5.30pm-8.30pm

Visit the Foyle Reading Room pre or post-lecture for a lecture-themed display of maps, artefacts, archive material and photographs from the Society’s Collections relating to the search for the Northwest Passage and the loss of Franklin’s ships the Erebus and the Terror.


International migration and the future of the UK - Professor Michael Keith

Migration has been a particularly controversial subject in the UK for many years. Michael considers the challenges international migration creates for social policy and cultural change in the next decade.


Siberia: its history and its people - Professor Janet Hartley

Was Siberia just a frozen wasteland, a place of exile, prison and suffering? Janet investigates the settlers over four centuries of Russian expansion, throwing light on the lives of the people of this inhospitable land.


Spirits in the sky - Andy Keen

Aurora hunter and photographer Andy Keen shares his passion and his journeys deep into the Arctic wilderness to find and photograph the elusive and awe-inspiring aurora borealis.


Walking the Nile - Levison Wood

  • Monday 13 April at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members only

Explorer Levison Wood will be speaking about his nine month expedition walking the length of the Nile through six countries; encountering civil war, close calls with crocodiles and much more.


The Silk Road - Christopher Gardner

  • Monday 20 April at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members only

The Silk Road boasts some of the world’s most spectacular and legendary environments. Christopher Gardner will talk about its stunning flora, embracing areas such as Central Asia, Turkey and China.


Greater London: the story of the suburbs - Dr Nick Barratt

  • Monday 27 April at 6.30pm
  • Supper available after this lecture
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

Researcher and television presenter Nick Barratt explores the 600 square miles of London’s suburbs, throwing new light on the forces that turned a scattering of villages into a global metropolis.


Flooding, climate change and the resilience of cities - Alex Nickson

  • Monday 11 May at 6.30pm
  • Supper available after this lecture
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

As we become an urban species, how can our cities grow and become more resilient to climate change? Alex looks at the lessons London can learn, and apply, from international cities.


An evening with Sir Bob Geldof - Sir Bob Geldof

  • Monday 18 May at 6.30pm
  • Balloted lecture – RGS-IBG members only

Bob Geldof will be taking the stage to speak about his extraordinary lifetime of humanitarian activities and adventure, from his work in Africa to training for his future travel into space.

Please note that this lecture is balloted. One ticket application per member.

Closing date for applications is Monday 13 April.

 

 

Past events this term

The crossing of Antarctica - Dr Huw Lewis-Jones

  • Monday 12 January at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

Historian and polar guide Huw explores the epic first crossing of Antarctica in 1958. Led by Vivian Fuchs and Ed Hillary, this great expedition finally fulfilled Shackleton’s dream.

  Are you a Fellow or member? A recording of this lecture is available to watch online.

 


New technologies, old traditions: stories from Society grant recipients - Mark Allan and Peter Geoghegan

  • Monday 19 January at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

Peter wrestled with modernity in Mongolia, seeing how old traditions survive in a modern world. The Grand Alpine Tour team travelled the length of the Alps, using new technologies to explore landscape change.

  Are you a Fellow or member? A recording of this lecture is available to watch online.

 


The cities that made an empire - Tristram Hunt

  • Monday 26 January at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

Tristram explores how the legacy of the British Empire remains in the lives and structures of the great cities which it shaped, and in cultures, economies and identities changed by interaction and adaptation.

  Are you a Fellow or member? A recording of this lecture is available to watch online.

 


Iceland’s iconic volcanoes - Alexandra Witze

  • Monday 2 February at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

Join a science journalist to explore the geology, geography and scenery of Icelandic volcanoes: from a world-changing 18th century eruption, to the latest ‘earth fires’ in 2014.

  Are you a Fellow or member? A recording of this lecture is available to watch online.

 


Midnight’s grandchildren - John Keay

  • Monday 9 February at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

Asian expert John Keay investigates 1947’s partition of British India and explores its legacy of erratic leadership and hostile relationships between the five nations of South Asia.

  Are you a Fellow or member? A recording of this lecture is available to watch online.

 


Somalia: the world’s most failed state? - James Fergusson

  • Monday 16 February at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

Wracked by war, famine and Islamic extremism, Somalia has long been a byword for disaster. James, a veteran reporter on Afghanistan, went to find out why – and what is being done to fix it.

  Are you a Fellow or member? A recording of this lecture is available to watch online.

 


The Oceans Seven challenge - Adam Walker

  • Monday 23 February at 6.30pm
  • Lecture – RGS-IBG members + one guest

British swimmer Adam Walker is among a handful of people worldwide, and the only British person, to have completed all seven swims. He shares the trials and triumphs of this extraordinary endurance challenge.

  Are you a Fellow or member? A recording of this lecture is available to watch online.

 


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