With over two million items, our Collections provide an unparalleled resource tracing 500 years of geographical discovery and research.
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Our Picture Library is one of the world's finest collections of photography and artworks, recording over 200 years of travel, people, place and geographical discovery.
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One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival on display in a remarkable exhibition created by the Society, curated by polar historian Meredith Hooper.
This 1924-5 film follows Dr Hamilton Rice as he embarks on his final expedition of the easterly tributaries of the Amazonian basin. The second film to be screened from the Society's recently digitised film archives.
8 November 2018
An exploration of the life and journeys of Eric Newby through a selection of his books, including The Last Grain Race.
5 November 2018
On his second voyage, Captain James Cook became the first recorded explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle and charted many Pacific islands for the first time.
24 October 2018
Alastair Macdonald talks about his work with the Directorate of Overseas Surveys during the 1950s and 60s.
24 September 2018
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