Isaac Newton and The Haven-Finding Art - Professor Simon Schaffer

Join us for the annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture by Professor Simon Schaffer. 

Annual International Conference 2019

The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.

Mountain treasures from the RGS-IBG and Mountain Heritage archives - Eugene Rae

Archivist Eugene Rae will select some unique artefacts from the Society's Collections and will be joined by one of the Mountain Heritage Trust curators.

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
 

Springwatch unwrapped – Gillian Burke

Gillian takes us behind-the-scenes on one of the nation's favourite wildlife shows, to discover Britain's natural spectacles, hidden gems, and surprising oases of hope.

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

New insights to the British ice sheet – Professor Rich Chiverrell

This talk examines the pace of retreat of the whole ice sheet, focusing on past environments in northwest England in order to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics up to 28,000 years ago.
 

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
 

Lessons from a dark winter in the High Arctic - Alex Hibbert

Alex Hibbert is a world record holding polar traveller who has skied further on an unsupported Arctic journey than anyone in history. 

How river catchments respond to rainfall – Dr James Cooper

Dr James Cooper provides an overview of how we monitor and predict catchment response, and analyses why catchments respond in different ways to storm events.

On horseback round the Lake District - Clare Dyson

A long-held dream, a brave pony, a loyal dog, rolling fells, crystal clear rivers, lush woodlands, wild camping, lovely people, high mountain tops and rocky mountain passes... all in the UK Lake District.

Antarctica and climate change – Professor Michael Hambrey

Professor Mike Hambrey will explore the evidence of climate change in Antarctica since its great ice sheet developed, drawing on geological evidence and ice core data.

Microplastics in the rivers of Manchester and their global significance – Professor Jamie Woodward

Professor Jamie Woodward, from the University of Manchester, will explore our changing relationship with the rivers of Manchester from the Industrial Revolution to the menace of microplastics. 

The Real Heroes of Telemark - Martin Pailthorpe

The logistics behind filming the true story of Hitler’s atomic bomb programme, featuring interviews with survivors and re-enactment of key moments. How did the extraordinary truth differ from the Hollywood blockbuster account?

International migration: busting myths - Dr Francisco Rowe

Globally, 258 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2017. This talk discusses patterns of international migration and offers empirical evidence to bust common misconceptions about the impact of immigration on host countries.

From broken back to walking a desert - Janey McGill

Join us for this regional annual dinner and reception, and hear speaker Janey McGill talk about her 800km trek through Oman’s Empty Quarter.

 

John Ruskin, Japan and the craft tradition – Urasenke Foundation

A celebration of the arts and crafts traditions of Japan and Great Britain, inspired by the legacy of John Ruskin.

Asylum seeking, research and hope - Dr Paul Hodge

Dr. Paul Hodge will give this guest lecture followed by a Q&A discussion. Joint event with the Department of Natural and Built Environment, Sheffield Hallam University.

When the sea level rises: the UK villages lost to the sea – Dr Claire Earlie

Join Dr Claire Earlie, lecturer in coastal processes at Cardiff University, as she speaks about the UK villages lost to the sea.

To Eritrea and Ethiopia: retracing a Victorian expedition – John Pilkington

John will discuss how, in 1868, Queen Victoria’s government mounted a bid to rescue a small clutch of hostages in the Abyssinian highlands.

 

An evening with Alan Hinkes OBE

Alan Hinkes is the first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world's highest mountains.

Conserving Antarctica’s historic huts – Geoff Cooper

Join Geoff Cooper for an illustrated talk about the important conservation work on buildings used during early exploration of the Ross Sea and Antarctic peninsula.

Unlocking sustainable cities - Professor Paul Chatterton

Paul Chatterton will outline his new book Unlocking Sustainable Cities, and argue that this is a manifesto for real urban change.

Radar monitoring of coastal change: revealing new behaviours – Professor Andy Plater

Andy explores the use of marine radar and associated technologies for mapping shorelines and capturing data on coastal hydrodynamics, and how this can be used for planning for achieving coastal resilience.

Pluto’s ‘desert’: ice dunes on a glacier on an airless world – Dr Matt Telfer

NASA images of Pluto showed apparent dune formations, which weren’t believed possible. A team, led by geographers, solved this puzzle.

Dealing with disease: evaluating global and local responses – Gill Miller

In this talk, Gill explores the challenges facing global and local stakeholders in dealing with disease in the developing world.

Heart of Brazil – Sue Cunningham

Sue will discuss the lives of 48 indigenous tribal communities who live along the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon in this beautiful area of Brazil.