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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, please make every effort to arrive together as we are unable to admit unaccompanied non-members. 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
  • The programme runs between late September and late May

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

Coming up:

Protecting giant manta rays in Peru - Kerstin Forsberg

 Monday 24 April at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Kerstin talks of her project to understand more about, and to protect, these extraordinary and beautiful marine creatures off the coast of Peru; working with local communities and supported by a Rolex Award for Enterprise.


London's air quality - Professor Frank Kelly

 Monday 8 May at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Frank discusses the nature of and trends in London's air quality in recent years, the impact of air quality on health and how public understanding of the issue is changing.

Opportunity to meet other members

Join the Younger Members' Committee for an informal get-together in the bar following this lecture.


Ice shelves: Antarctica's fragile frontier - Professor David Vaughan and Professor Adrian Luckman

 Monday 15 May at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

David and Adrian examine contemporary changes in these fascinating and enormous features, drawing on the latest evidence from the Larsen Ice Shelf, and exploring both the causes and implications of ice shelf decay.


Slavery in the 21st century - Professor Kevin Bales

 Monday 22 May at 6.30pm
 Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture
 RGS-IBG members + one guest

Kevin talks about the issue of slavery in the 21st century, focusing not only on human rights violations, but the link between slavery, environmental destruction and climate change.

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