[Online] In assessing and engaging with digitised manuscripts, journals, diaries, letters, and notebooks, Kate looks to uncover the muted narratives of women in the record of exploration.
14 December 2020
[Online] Our annual Children’s lecture will take place entirely online with a host of experts sharing their stories to enthuse and inform our young audience about our precious and extraordinary planet we call home.
5 December 2020
[Online] More and more of us live in urban environments. Yet for the majority of people moving to cities today, life is often a struggle. How can we address the social and environmental challenges of urbanisation?
12 November 2020
[Online] Having led expeditions to Antarctica and South Georgia, Anna will share her wealth of knowledge and the inspiration of the South.
11 November 2020
[Online] In this talk, Professor John Marshall, from the University of Southampton, will explore how a brief UV-B burst, during a climatic warming interval, collapsed the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary terrestrial ecosystem.
10 November 2020
[Online] Retail geography in Britain has changed constantly throughout history, but the triple impacts of the internet, Covid-19 and Brexit threaten unprecedented change.
27 October 2020
[Online] Captain Luke Parker and Lisa Allen, Head of Data and Analytical Services at Ordnance Survey, will look at how coronavirus has thrust locational data and geospatial analysis onto the world stage, enabling both governmental and defence responses.
20 October 2020
[Online] The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre to the pastrami sandwich, when the jazz age gave way to the age of swing and the city opened its great museums, came into being in the 1930s. It was Gotham's defining decade.
19 October 2020
[Online] Simon Leatherdale is currently travelling the coast of Britain researching these woodlands to discover more of this lost habitat. In this talk he will look at how coastal woods are underappreciated on a national level.
15 October 2020
[Online] Drawing on four decades of research in West Africa, Professor Tony Binns (University of Otago) explores the crucial role of urban agriculture in post-conflict Sierra Leone.
13 October 2020
[Online] This talk will explore the key role played by old maps and social geography in investigating the tale of a teenaged James Watt (engineer 1736-1819) being inspired by the steam of his aunt’s tea-kettle.
8 October 2020
[Online] Margaret discusses the distinctive ways in which mariners from England, France, Spain and the Netherlands deployed instruments and determined their daily progress.
[Online] Kelp forests are not only beautiful, but also reduce impacts from climate change, enhance coastal wildlife, fisheries and local economies. Learn more about the dangers these essential ecosystems face.
7 October 2020
[Online] How can we get to grips with the complexity of rural spaces, national parks and protected areas, and bring multiple points of view together? How do we connect to the places around us, and in the light of environmental pressures, go forwards, working together?
6 October 2020
[Online] From the islands of the extreme south to Bangladesh’s northernmost point, Ian Packham uncovers the stories of one of the world’s hidden destinations.
30 September 2020
[Online] Developing Slow Ways: a network of walking routes that connects Great Britain's towns and cities. How can we all contribute?
23 September 2020
[Online] This lecture will examine 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
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