Society partners with Wiley to digitise Collections

We are delighted to be the latest partner of the Wiley Digital Archives, and to be enabling several million items from our Collections to be digitised.

Travelling for Amazement

To mark the donation of Eric Newby’s archive to the Society, Alexander Maitland will be giving a Be Inspired talk on Monday 5 November. In advance of the talk, we asked Alexander to tell us more about Eric Newby and the items that have been donated.

Today marks the 80th anniversary of travel writer Eric Newby’s Last Grain Race voyage to Australia

A collection newly acquired by the Society includes photographs and diary entries by one of the world’s first travel writers, Eric Newby, who set sail, aged just 18, from Belfast 80 years ago today for one of the last grain races to Australia.

Everest: a reconnaissance

This autumn the Society is holding a new exhibition of platinum prints of photographs of the 1921 expedition to Everest.

Showcasing the American wilderness

The Society is holding a talk and display of artefacts related to the geographical life and times of Thomas Cole.

Society film archive now available on the BFI Player

Following a Monday night lecture on the Society’s amazing film archive, the extensive collection of films is now available for everyone to watch online.