Reaching for the Poles: from Phipps to Fiennes - Eugene Rae

Archivist Eugene Rae selects unique polar artefacts from the RGS-IBG Collections. 

It's the end of the world as we know it - Matt Winning

A comedy lecture about how we cope with climate change and what we can do about it, from the environmental researcher and comedian, Dr Matt Winning.

It's the end of the world as we know it - Matt Winning

[Cancelled] A comedy lecture about how we cope with climate change and what we can do about it, from the environmental researcher and comedian, Dr Matt Winning.

One man’s climb: a journey of trauma, tragedy and triumph on K2 - Adrian Hayes

Record-breaking adventurer, author and speaker, Adrian Hayes, presents the story of his attempts to climb the world’s notorious second highest mountain, and the book that arose from his journey.

Why geography is crucial to understanding the sinking of the Mary Rose in 1545 - Dr Dominic Fontana

This talk explains how and why local geographical factors were crucial in influencing a battle which determined the fate of the English crown and the subsequent history of the nation.
 

It's the end of the world as we know it - Matt Winning

A comedy lecture about how we cope with climate change and what we can do about it, from the 'attractively impish' (Guardian) environmental researcher and comedian, Dr Matt Winning.

HMS Endurance in Antarctica - Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

[Cancelled] HMS Endurance in Antarctica: Nick takes a trip down memory lane with some reflections on the vitality of the marine environment.

Ernest Shackleton: the man and the myth - Stephen Scott-Fawcett

[Cancelled] Polar historian, Stephen Scott-Fawcett, talks about the myth and the reality of Sir Ernest Shackleton. 

Finding gold - Vincent Thurkettle

Vincent Thurkettle became fascinated with searching for natural gold after studying geology. Then he met a gold prospector and never looked back.

Mountain rescues from history

Revisit dramatic mountain rescues from the UK and abroad from the historic collections of the Mountain Heritage Trust. 

Sitopia: the hidden power of food - Carolyn Steel

[Cancelled] Food shapes our lives and the hidden costs of cheap industrial food are destroying us and our planet; yet by valuing food again, we can harness its power to create a better world.

Next generation utilities - Adrian Hale and Richard Woodling

The evening will comprise presentations from Adrian Hale (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council) and Richard Woodling (Ordnance Survey) on mapping developments in support of infrastructure planning for 5G connectivity.

Where the animals go - Dr James Cheshire

[Cancelled] James Cheshire talks through the fascinating stories of animal behaviour, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.

Volcanoes and human history - Caroline Williams and Cathy Cashman

[Cancelled] Part of the Cardiff University School of Ocean and Environmental Sciences series on Volcanoes - all you need to know!

Revolutionary ride - Lois Pryce

[Cancelled] Annual dinner and talk. Author and travel writer, Lois Pryce tells how she embarked upon a 3000 mile motorcycle ride around the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Navigating our way towards a plastic free ocean - Emily Penn

[Cancelled] Emily Penn is an ocean advocate and skipper. Having spent a decade at sea, she will share her adventures from her latest expedition 'Round the world' and her insights in developing upstream solutions.

Desert exploration for the busy professional - Dr Alan Crofts

[Cancelled] Dr Alan Crofts, an accomplished organiser of independent exploratory expeditions in desert regions, will present an entertaining summary of conducting global expeditions to desert lands.

Sitopia: the hidden power of food - Carolyn Steel

[Cancelled] Food shapes our lives and the hidden costs of cheap industrial food are destroying us and our planet; yet by valuing food again, we can harness its power to create a better world.

 

Sun, sand and survival - Kit Maxwell

[Cancelled] Join veteran desert explorer Kit Constable Maxwell for an adventure across the Algerian desert, meeting the fascinating Touareg people in their home region.

USA coast to coast to coast by Harley Davidson - Norman Harris

[Cancelled] A travelogue of Norman's solo 9000 mile ride from Philadelphia to San Francisco. 

Africa's forgotten frontiers: the Sahel - Reza Pakravan

[Cancelled] Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share stories of the tense frontiers, enduring traditions and ordinary people living where climate change has hit the hardest: the Sahel.

Unearthing hidden secrets from the ocean mud - Dr Fabienne Marret-Davies

[Cancelled] Looking into the past helps us understand our current and future situation. The talk will focus on how well-preserved palaeoceanographic indicators have helped to refine understanding of past climates, including resolving the Noah’s flood debate.

Negative emissions: removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - Professor Rachael James

[Cancelled] Paris Agreement goals cannot be achieved without active removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This talk presents some of the new technologies that are emerging for carbon dioxide removal.

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

[Cancelled] Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.

Dangerous neighbours: living alongside erupting volcanoes - Jenni Barclay

[Cancelled] Part of the Cardiff University School of Ocean and Environmental Sciences series on Volcanoes - all you need to know!

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

[Cancelled] Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston, and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East skied across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

[Cancelled] Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.