Expedition medicine training

A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.

MOVE – Management of Visit Emergencies 2020

This half-day, scenario-based course is for school EVCs and senior management. It is intended to meet the needs of staff who may have a role to play during a visit emergency.

Conference - Fieldwork and Independent Investigation with ArcGIS Online

The conference will focus on the use of ArcGIS for fieldwork and the A Level Independent Investigation. It is run in partnership with Esri UK and will be led by their education team.

Year 12 geography at university

A day of informative sessions for Year 12 pupils who are considering geography as a career option to find out more about where studying geography can lead.

Spatial Data Science Conference

Now in its fourth year, the Spatial Data Science Conference is the leading event bringing together Data Scientists and Developers who specialize in working with spatial data.

Off-site safety management

A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

Using Earth Observation data in your teaching

This session is aimed at teachers who are interested in using Earth Observation data in the classroom.

The journey of the mask - Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier has spent thirty years exploring masks of the world. Chris will explain the meaning behind mask rituals and why humans have worn masks since the dawn of civilization.

Monday night supper- 30 March 2020

Stay for supper at the Society after Chris Rainer's lecture, The journey of the mask, and meet other members and their guests.

Year 12 geography at university

A day of informative sessions for Year 12 pupils who are considering geography as a career option to find out more about where studying geography can lead.

Using geographical knowledge in legal settings

A half-day workshop bringing together geographers and aligned scholars from the natural and social sciences who want to learn and think more about using geographical knowledge in legal settings.

Living with Wildlife - Dr Krithi Karanth

Krithi will explore the collapse and recovery of wildlife across India over the last two centuries, and share her insights into the development of conservation interventions in addressing human-wildlife conflicts.

Be Inspired: Bloody ivory: artistic endeavour to endangered species - David Hogg

David demonstrates how the investigation of an ivory casket held at the V&A leads to fundamental questions
on the ivory trade and the future of African and Asian elephants.

Geographical lates: British landscapes

Every landscape has a story to tell, and Britain has many landscapes.

Changeboard Future Talent conference 2020: Purpose, Meaning & Culture

The must-attend event for senior HR and business leaders. Join 700 of your peers for an immersive day designed to provoke and support your own personal and organisational evolution.
 

Going places with geography (year 9)

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject and progression. Our Geography Ambassadors will run a day of informative, interactive and fun sessions at the Society in London.

Getting to net-zero: What can nature do? - Professor Gideon Henderson

The UK’s climate change targets commit the country to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Getting there will mean some big changes to agriculture and land-use. DEFRA’s Chief Scientific Adviser explains how this can be done.

Transform MedEd 2020

Transform MedEd 2020 is a premier international medical education conference which has transformation as its core theme.

The Great British Family Business

A celebration of the contribution of family firms to the economy and communities throughout the UK
 

Geographical journeys: microlectures

An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.

Wilderland Widllife Film Festival

Selected from over a hundred entries from film-makers around the globe, Wilderland is back for its second year touring the very best of the world’s short wildlife films. 

EVC update workshop - March 2020

This course gives trained EVC’s at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with EVCs.

Leading together: a conference for Heads of Geography

Aimed at both new and established Heads of Geography, this conference provides a range of sessions to support and develop the key skills needed to successfully run a department.

Educational Visits Coordinator Training

A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.

What fate for the ice sheets? - Dr Tamsin Edwards

Greenland and Antarctica are distant, unfamiliar places. We hear of giant icebergs breaking away, glaciers crumbling: but how much we do know about the fate of these great ice sheets?

Conference - Fieldwork and Independent Investigation with ArcGIS Online

The conference will focus on the use of ArcGIS for fieldwork and the A Level Independent Investigation. It is run in partnership with Esri UK and will be led by their education team.

‘The lines, which are so very fine’ - Dr Katy Barrett

‘The lines, which are so very fine’: John Harrison, William Hogarth and the trouble with drawing a line of Longitude. Katy considers how a clockmaker and an engraver played their parts in how the longitude problem was solved on paper, in London, before it could ever be resolved at sea.

Monday night supper - 2 March 2020

Stay for supper at the Society after Dr Katy Barrett's lecture, ‘The lines, which are so very fine’, and meet other members and their guests.

Be Inspired: Fighting the evils of the Nile slave trade in Victorian times - David Baker

A story of courage, compassion and endurance. In 1869 the explorer Sir Samuel Baker FRGS was commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt, “To supress the slave trade”.

Culture.Critical: Creativity in a time of climate emergency

Connecting cultural and creative practitioners, funders, policy-makers and the scientific community to explore what is being asked of us in response to the climate emergency.
 

The Polar Ocean Challenge - Sir David Hempleman-Adams

Having successfully crewed the first British sailing boat to sail around the North East/North West passages in one season, David gives us his personal account of this exciting journey and the consequences of this venture.

Subject Knowledge Update: Russia, climate and governance

An opportunity for teachers to explore topics such as climate change and global governance to aid with the teaching of Russia across KS3-5.

The future of food

Hungry to know how you can eat more sustainably? Curious about the future of the food on our plates?

Going places with geography (year 9)

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject and progression. Our Geography Ambassadors will run a day of informative, interactive and fun sessions at the Society in London.

Monday night supper - 17 February 2020

Stay for supper at the Society after A look at Singapore's longer history​, a lecture given by Professor Peter Borschberg, and meet other members and their guests.

A look at Singapore's longer history, c. 1300 - 1950 - Professor Peter Borschberg

Peter explores how the strategic location of Singapore has historically made it a contested space and what role the island and its settlements have played across the centuries.

On View: through a photographer’s lens

Join Alasdair MacLeod for an introduction to the Society’s photographic collection. 

Ali Sethi live in London

This special evening is a journey of globally inspired south Asian poetry dating from the 14th century through to the millenium, brought to life with music sung by renowned artist Ali Sethi.

Stop talking about migration and start discussing inequality - Professor Heaven Crawley

The Director of the world’s largest migration research project argues that inequality should be central to our thinking about migration and how inequality is an important analytical tool for understanding migration processes and outcomes.

School Member lecture: Natural justice - Professor Lorna Dawson

An opportunity for A Level students to attend one of the Society's prestigious lectures.

Life on the Mosquito Coast - Guillaume Bonn and Rozemin Keshvani

Photographer Guillaume Bonn and curator Rozemin Keshvani discuss Bonn's photo essay on East Africa's disappearing past, barely recognisable but through the echoes of architectural ruins and fragile landscapes.

To Stop Climate Collapse, We Must End Capitalism

Hear George Monbiot, Farhana Yamin, Adair Turner and Tony Juniper debate the single most important issue we face as a civilisation.

My Father's Coat - 5 Men and the great story of South Africa

My Father’s Coat is an experiential account of South African history that is relevant across cultures and seas.

 

Journey times for policy-making, delivery and evaluation

Join policymakers, researchers and professionals in exploring approaches to calculating journey time, and their implications for policy-making, delivery and evaluation.

Reclaiming wetland values: marsh, mud and wonder

A showcase exhibition of two research projects concerning popular understandings and misunderstandings of Coastal and Freshwater Wetlands.

Wilding: the return of the British farm - Isabella Tree

Isabella tells the story of a daring rewilding experiment at Knepp Estate in West Sussex, showing how a wilder countryside can benefit farming, nature and us.

kcwc General Meeting with guest speaker

Join kcwc at our 9 January, 13 February and 5 March General Meetings, with prominent guest speakers and exhibitors.