Using the historical drama of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance voyage and subsequent publications, Art Gertel will juxtapose authorship criteria between popular and scientific/medical literature.
19 April 2021
This talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton whilst embracing the wider history of 19th century science.
22 March 2021
This talk recounts how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society's archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage.
1 March 2021
From housewife to CBE and NHM collector, Woman with the Iceberg Eyes traces the fascinating story of an Edwardian lady after whom Oriana Ridge, Antarctica, is named.
1 February 2021
In his new history of the exploration of the steppes, Nick Fielding shows that there is a hidden and far more diverse history for this vast region that is commonly known in the West.
25 January 2021
This lecture introduces the life of travel writer and photographer Eric Newby and the times in which he lived, following the recent donation of his archives to the Society.
18 January 2021
Kate explores the RGS-IBG’s digital library to identify the African women in the expeditions of David Livingstone.
14 December 2020
In 1874, John Forrest led an expedition on a 2,700 mile crossing of Australia’s Western Desert.
30 November 2020
A look at the background to the British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s and at the expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924. Illustrated by archives, artefacts and photographs from the Collections of the Society.
2 November 2020
The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre. It was Gotham's defining decade.
19 October 2020
This lecture examines the circumstances surrounding the abduction of Kallihirua, a member of the Inughuit community of Northern Greenland who was visited by the crew of the Assistance during the 1850–51 Franklin Search Expedition.
21 September 2020
From Phipps to Fiennes: a look at some of the explorers who tried to reach the North or South Poles and some who tried to do both.
25 August 2020
19 August 2020
Antipodes on the page looks at the European encounter with Australia and New Zealand from the early navigators and first colonists through to the period of inland exploration.
17 August 2020
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