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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 members and Fellows. On some occasions, members and Fellows 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 recent Monday night lectures online at their convenience, by signing in to the members' only area.

Past events this term:

Climate change and human futures, by Professor Neil Adger

  • Monday 7 April at 6.30pm

A changing climate poses risks for people, ecosystems and economies. The latest understanding of the choices and dilemmas we face are considered by an author of the 2014 IPCC report on climate change Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.

The Nile, by Dr Toby Wilkinson

  • Monday 14 April at 6.30pm

The Nile is the constant thread that runs through Egyptian history. Toby takes us downriver through the past and present of a conservative yet rapidly changing land.

An explorer’s tale, by Jason Lewis

  • Monday 28 April at 6.30pm

Jason shares his extraordinary circumnavigation of the Earth using only human power; and the insights that 12 adventurous months at sea in a tiny boat offered to understanding global sustainability.

Saving the last cheetahs of Iran, by Dr Luke Hunter

Luke explores the plight of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah; from its ecology and life history, to its precarious existence in the face of widespread threats, to optimism arising from successful conservation efforts.

Opportunity to meet other members

Join the Younger Members' Committee for an informal get together after the lecture and opportunity to meet other members in the Map Room.

Pole of cold: a journey to chase winter, by Felicity Aston

Land Rover Bursary winner Felicity traces her 30,000km journey across northern Europe and Siberia as far as the Pole of Cold, the coldest inhabited place in the world, to look at differing perspectives on winter.

Gentle giants of the Galapagos, by Jonathan Green

  • Monday 2 June at 6.30pm

In a beautifully illustrated talk, Jonathan tells how the Galapagos Whale Shark Project is starting to unravel some of the mysteries of the world’s largest shark, but just how do you investigate a 17m long, 20 ton fish?

Opportunity to meet other members

Join the Younger Members' Committee for an informal get together after the lecture and opportunity to meet other members in the bar.

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