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Monday night lectures

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 a selection of Monday night lectures online, by signing in to the members' only area.

Coming up:

Walking home from Mongolia - Rob Lilwall

Hong Kong-based writer, traveller and teacher Rob describes the highs and lows of his mammoth 3,000-mile walk through the heart of China, from the Gobi Desert to Hong Kong.

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 Members' Bar.

China’s future? - Timothy Beardson

Having lived in, worked in, and advised China for many years, Timothy examines some of the key national and international challenges facing China and to what extent these may affect the present rapid pace of development.

This lecture will be repeated at The Clothworkers’ Hall on Tuesday 16 December.

Penguins from space - Peter Fretwell

How the British Antarctic Survey is using satellite images to find, count and monitor emperor penguins from space; discovering new colonies and behaviours and inspiring similar studies on other species, including the Southern right whale.

Lecture-related Collections display: Antarctica

  • 5.30pm–8.30pm

Visit the Foyle Reading Room pre- or post-lecture for a display of maps, artefacts, archive material, photographs, watercolours and other highlights from the Society’s Collections relating to the history of Antarctic exploration.

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