Younger Members' Committee events

A Traveller’s Life: Eric Newby

A first opportunity to see original archive material, photographs and artefacts from the Society’s newly accessioned Eric Newby Collection.

Christmas quiz

Come one and all to test your general and geographical knowledge at a festive quiz!

Geographical journeys: microlectures

An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.

Take a look at our previous microlectures

Desert dancing: witnessing change in Bedouin culture - EmmaLucy Cole

Living with the tribes of the Sinai, EmmaLucy experiences the Dahiyya – a largely forbidden dance where genders freely interact.

The Ger in the City: exploring migration in Mongolia – Hattie Field

The steppe is changing and rural nomads are moving to the cities. Hattie spent two months finding out why.

Walking India: the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea - Oli Broadhead

The experiences of a two-month crossing of Southern India: heat stroke, leopards, mountains, mosquitos, sleeping rough, and why it was all completely brilliant.

Mahaweli Challenge: Sri Lanka's longest river on foot and by kayak - Ian Packham

Having never kayaked before, Ian set off to hike and paddle Sri Lanka’s longest river from source to sea. From the country’s third highest peak – Totapola Kanda – Ian travelled through tea plantations, ancient city-states, and modern tourist destinations. This journey challenged his ideas of river travel and demonstrated the difficulties of water security for developing nations.