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Members' Events

In addition to the evening lecture series and public events, there are number of members' events organised at the Society throughout the year.

Coming up:

Christmas quiz

  • Thursday 5 December 2013 at 7.00pm for prompt start at 7.30pm
  • Younger Members’ event

Are you a Quiztopher Columbus or more of a Quiztina Aguilera?
Do you know your geographical from your topographical?
Can you identify Angkor Wat from Angel Island?

Come on your own or bring a team (maximum of five people) to test your general and geographical knowledge at the annual festive quiz organised by the Younger Members’ Committee.

A light-hearted evening to start the season in style at the Society.

Enjoy a light seasonal buffet, win a bottle of prosecco for your team during the half-time game, meet other members and soak up the festive atmosphere. All welcome aged over 18.

Tickets: RGS-IBG members £12, non-members £15 (includes winter buffet). Limited places, book early. Book online.

telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3100
email
events@rgs.org

About the Younger Members’ events

A lively programme of social events is organised by the Younger Members’ Committee throughout the year and forms one of the ways in which the Society engages with its younger members. Events are for like-minded members and Fellows to meet each other; most attendees fall into the 20-40 age group, but anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend. Regular events include drinks in the bar following Monday night lectures, wine tasting, quizzes, and an annual evening of microlectures.

Wild about animals!

Andy Rouse

  • Saturday 7 December 2013 at 1.00pm (Exhibition Road doors from 12.15pm)
  • Children’s lecture

Acclaimed wildlife photographer Andy Rouse takes us on a journey to meet his favourite animals worldwide. Told via stories, pictures, video and music, fun and educational!

Suitable for a family audience, aged six upwards.

An area will be available before the lecture for you to enjoy your own refreshments if you wish to bring lunch with you.

After the lecture, squash, biscuits and tea will be served, our giant map will be out and geography ambassadors will provide fun activities.

Tickets: free to RGS-IBG members (max five tickets per booking). Book online. Tickets are intended for members who wish to bring guests with them to the lecture. If you will be arriving separately to your guests, please meet your guests in the Exhibition Road foyer (doors open at 12.15pm) or ensure that you make arrangements for your guests to have their own tickets in advance of the event.

telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3100
email
events@rgs.org

Science and seafaring in the precarious career of Christopher Middleton

Professor Jim Bennett, Visiting Keeper at the Science Museum, London

  • Thursday 10 October 2013 at 5.30pm for 6.30pm
  • Annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture 

A remarkable story highlighting the important advances in navigational instruments of the mid-eighteenth century. Dr Catherine Delano Smith will be presented with the Fordham Award for her work on the history of cartography.

Kensington Gore entrance.

Lecture tickets: lecture free, no booking required.

Supper tickets: £30, must be purchased by midday on 4 October 2013, telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3100.

Menu:
Crispy roast duck leg with blackcurrant and apple, purple broccoli, garlic mash and rosemary jus
***
Individual pavlova with mixed autumn berries, soft vanilla cream
***
Tea, coffee and chocolates

telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3100
email
events@rgs.org

Geomorphological hazards in deserts

Professor Andrew Goudie

  • Thursday 10 October 2013 at 6.30pm
  • Lecture (Hammersmith)

Professor Goudie discusses the many ways in which geomorphological hazards pose a threat to human activities and engineering structures, covering flash floods, landslides, ground subsidence, dune movement, salt weathering and dust storms.

Venue: Edward Latymer Theatre, Latymer Upper School, 237 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9LR.

Tickets: free but admission by ticket only.

Details and tickets Mike Ashby, telephone +44 (0)84 5638 5800, email mca@latymer-upper.org.

telephone +44 (0)84 5638 5800
email 
mca@latymer-upper.org

Pop up ideas: maps

Professor Jerry Brotton; Tim Harford; and Simon Garfield (speaker order TBC and please note change to speaker line-up originally advertised)

  • Wednesday 23 October 2013 at 12.45pm (doors open at 12.15pm)
  • Radio 4 lunchtime recording

For this recording of a new series of the popular Radio 4 Pop Up Ideas talks, join Tim Harford (The Financial Times' Undercover Economist and presenter of Radio 4's More or Less) and his guests (Professor Jerry Brotton and Simon Garfield) who use ideas from maps to tell fascinating stories about our relationship with the world around us. Pop Up Ideas: Maps will be recorded in one lunchtime session at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and broadcast on Radio 4 over four consecutive weeks around Christmas.

12.15pm Doors open
12.45pm All guests to be seated
1.00pm Recording starts
2.00pm Recording ends

Professor Jared Diamond (University of California, Los Angeles) will also contribute to the series; however, he is unable to be present for the lunchtime recording.

Tickets: free to RGS-IBG members and their guests (multiple tickets may be booked per member - please have membership number to hand booking). Advance booking is essential. Places are limited and will be bookable on a first-come, first-served basis. Book online.

telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3100
email
events@rgs.org

Exploration on film

Herbert Ponting and telephoto apparatus copyright Royal Geographical Society 

Curated by Jan Faull, BFI, & Alasdair Macleod, RGS-IBG

  • Thursday 31 October 2013 at 7.00pm for prompt start at 7.30pm
  • Younger Members’ event

A film evening linked to the history of exploration. Rare footage includes Kangchenjunga; Tibet; the Libyan Desert; and flying over Everest in the 1930s. With a complementary display of the Society’s archival photographs.

Tickets: RGS-IBG members £26, non-members £28. Wine reception, drinks and a full autumn buffet included. SOLD OUT

 

telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3100
email
events@rgs.org

About the Younger Members’ events

A lively programme of social events is organised by the Younger Members’ Committee throughout the year and forms one of the ways in which the Society engages with its younger members. Events are for like-minded members and Fellows to meet each other; most attendees fall into the 20-40 age group, but anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend. Regular events include drinks in the bar following Monday night lectures, wine tasting, quizzes, and an annual evening of microlectures.

 

 

 

 

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