Open house afternoon

To celebrate the support provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable our work, we’re holding a free celebratory open house afternoon on 7 December 2018.

Death of a Translator

Before his ‘In conversation’ event in Belfast later this week, we caught up with former journalist Ed Gorman to discuss his book Death of a Translator, his experiences in Afghanistan and the impact of conflict.

AC2019: call for sessions, papers and posters

The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's 2019 annual conference is now open.

Explore weekend – advice, inspiration and insight

Over 350 people gathered at Lowther Lodge earlier this month for the Society’s 42nd annual Explore weekend.

Explore weekend - don't miss out

The Society’s annual Explore weekend - an unmissable opportunity to gain advice, inspiration and contacts for your own research project or expedition - is fast approaching . Early Bird discounts end on 15 October.

Everest: a reconnaissance

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

Plastic pollution solutions

We caught up with author, presenter and environmental campaigner Natalie Fee to discuss why she decided to make eliminating plastic pollution her full time job.

Migrants on the margins: autumn events

A series of events showcasing the work of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is coming up this autumn.

See what’s coming up this autumn

Our events programme for autumn is bursting with topical issues and themes. Here's a taste of what's coming up.

Earth Photo winners announced

Ruben Salgado Escudero has won the inaugural Earth Photo competition for his work Solar Portraits, which depicts the inhabitants of some of the world’s remotest areas experiencing electricity for the first time. 

Reflections from the Amazon

Before her regional tour of the UK gets underway, we caught up with adventurer, journalist and presenter Pip Stewart to discuss her love of travel, her visits to the Amazon and the stories she can’t wait to share.

Showcasing the American wilderness

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

Apply now for the 2019 Microlectures

Applications to speak at our 2019 Microlectures event are now open.

Earth Photo exhibition now open

The inaugural Earth Photo exhibition is now open in our Pavilion at Lowther Lodge.

Shortlisted images and films for Earth Photo exhibition announced

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity has been chosen for the Society’s inaugural Earth Photo exhibition.

The Old Man and the Sand Eel

Prior to his lecture on 17 July at King’s Lynn Festival, we caught up with BBC presenter and author of The Old Man and the Sand Eel, Will Millard.

One Man and a Mule

Hugh Thomson is on a speaking tour of the UK as part of the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme