Join us at the RGS Explore festival 2023 from Monday 30 October to Monday 6 November to celebrate exploration, field science and travel with purpose with eight exciting days of events and workshops.
Throughout its history, the Society has supported and facilitated geographical expeditions and fieldwork. Today, we play a leading role in developing what fieldwork and expeditions mean in a complex, climate-changed world – encouraging field researchers and independent travellers to practice safe, ethical travel and field research, and generate new knowledge.
With a huge range of events taking place over the week, we are opening fieldwork to anyone who is interested in developing their skills, learning more about its benefits, or collecting and sharing geographical knowledge.
If you’re looking to expand your understanding of expeditions and fieldwork, then join us throughout the RGS Explore festival to examine the history of exploration, hear tales from the field, and learn about travel with purpose. Take your pick from stimulating events including:
- A dynamic talk using our historic Collections to examine the cultural politics of nature reserves in Jordan.
An inspiring panel discussion about overcoming adversity through adventure following catastrophic injury.
The Explore symposium, our flagship expedition and fieldwork planning weekend. An unmissable experience for those planning their own expedition or research trip, where you can access inspiration and advice, and meet and learn from a wide range of expedition professionals, field scientists and intrepid travellers.
Follow the fun of the festival at #RGSExplore2023.