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Illustrated with stunning plates from the Society’s atlases, this online exhibition looks at the key cartographers and publishers in the evolution and development of the printed world atlas over more than 500 years.
This online exhibition marks the centenary of the Everest expeditions in the 1920s and explores Captain John Noel’s films while unpicking the uncomfortable and complex social, racial and geopolitical dynamics that shaped the expeditions – from their beginning to enduring legacy.
The world’s first major expedition on a coral reef engaged with themes that resonate with today’s geographers: underwater adventure, gender equality, climate change and a scientific legacy that lives on.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was the Society's Patron for over 60 years. To celebrate her life and mark her passing, we have put together a short display of items relating to the Queen from our Collections.
An international team of geographers and a Cambodia-based photojournalist have documented the nature and scale of sand mining in the Mekong River and Tonle Sap lake systems to help give a voice to some of the individuals impacted by it, shining a light on the hidden stories behind the global headlines of sand mining.
Marking the centenary of Shackleton's death, the exhibition explores the role of photography and literature throughout Shackleton’s career, and the influences and motivations behind Shackleton's fascination with Antarctica.
Explore dramatic and awe-inspiring images of the natural environment by one of the most important practitioners in the history of photography - Carleton Watkins.
In this richly illustrated online exhibition, Dr Kate Simpson brings to light the vital role African people played in British expeditions to Africa in the 19th and early 20th century.
Explore a selection of drawings and watercolours from our Collections, illustrating people and landscapes, many produced decades before the camera became part of the standard expedition kit.
The fascinating story of the search for the Northwest Passage, featuring a wide selection of images from our Collections.
A selection of stunning photographs from the Society's vast image collection, dated between 1851 and 1962.
This exhibition showcases a selection of platinum prints made from the newly digitised negatives of the 1921 British Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition.
The history of exploration has often invited celebration; after all, to travel into the unknown is easier said than done. But what, and whom, shall we celebrate?
An online exhibition displaying a selection of stunning photographs from Eric Newby’s travels.
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