An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.
12 March 2020
Research on microplastics has largely focused on the oceans, but what is the contribution from our rivers?
9 December 2019
Stay for supper at the Society after Professor Jamie Woodward's lecture, 'From city to sea: microplastics in UK rivers', and meet other members and their guests.
Join us for the Society’s annual Children’s lecture!
7 December 2019
This course gives EVCs at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with other EVCs.
5 December 2019
A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.
4 December 2019
Come one and all to test your general and geographical knowledge at a festive quiz!
3 December 2019
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.
Between 2015 - 2019, award winning photographer Marissa Roth made seven transatlantic crossings on the Queen Mary II, resulting in a poetic photographic study of what it means to cross an ocean.
2 December 2019
Stay for supper at the Society after Marissa Roth's lecture, 'The Crossing: a photographic meditation on the Atlantic Ocean', and meet other members and their guests.
Get face-to-face with experts through our talks, debates, panel discussions and roundtables, and embrace some Chilean culture.
29 November 2019
This lecture explores the relations of early Christian holy men and hermits, often linked to monasteries including St Catherine’s of Sinai, with the natural world of animals, birds, landscapes and plants.
28 November 2019
This forum will provide a timely opportunity for those involved in geography teaching and development to come together to discuss the latest challenges facing the sector and the opportunities available to support the learning and development of young people interested in geography.
The Better Timber Buildings conference empowers architects, engineers, suppliers and clients to design and build better timber buildings.
27 November 2019
Far from being a space de-tethered from the material world, the internet has a very real geography. Mark explores why digital geographies matter, and how we can build more equitable digital futures.
25 November 2019
Loretta's research focuses on the challenges of gentrification, including the displacement of people as a result of council estate renewal and the impact that gentrification can have on people. Is regeneration urban renewal or social cleansing?
22 November 2019
A first opportunity to see original archive material, photographs and artefacts from the Society’s newly accessioned Eric Newby Collection.
21 November 2019
Join us for GIS Day 2019, in partnership with Esri UK. School groups will be shown how they can use ArcGIS in the classroom.
20 November 2019
An informal opportunity for geography teachers to share experiences and resources, and hear exciting and usable ideas from colleagues from a variety of schools.
19 November 2019
Marking 200 years since the discovery of land in Antarctica three speakers will consider Antarctica’s history and its unique status as a continent reserved for peace and science.
18 November 2019
Stay for supper at the Society after Dame Jane Francis', Jane Rumble's and Camilla Nichol's lecture, 'The discovery of Antarctica and Antarctica today', and meet other members and their guests.
A variety of speakers will share their approaches to creativity, offering a rare insight into how they nurture and culture imagination, how they recognise a potentially successful idea and convert it into reality.
16 November 2019
No man’s lands are proliferating in today's turbulent world. Using digital archives and immersive technology, Alasdair, Noam and Elliot explore the stories of places that remain locked behind barbed wire and minefields.
11 November 2019
Explore is the starting point for many innovative field research projects and expeditions. Over 100 contributors will give lectures, run workshops and showcase exhibits, providing inspiration, contacts and practical advice.
9 November 2019
The pre-Explore lecture is held annually in memory of Peter Smith, a long-standing supporter and former trustee of the Society.
8 November 2019
Join us for an evening which celebrates the films and film-makers who brought us the first dramatic moving images of Mount Everest.
7 November 2019
Hear our experts discuss the country’s history, culture and landscapes.
"Everything happens somewhere" will be brought to life in this illustrated conversation demonstrating the power of geography to save and transform lives, working through such charities as MapAction and Addressing the Unaddressed.
4 November 2019
From the Arctic to the Antarctic via the Sahara and the Central Lakes of Africa, these watches were used by almost all the well-known explorers of the period including Joseph Thomson, Ernest Shackleton and Col. P Fawcett.
Join Galapagos Conservation Trust for an evening exploring the threats affecting some of the Galapagos Islands’ most endangered and iconic birds and reptiles. Hosted by renowned wildlife expert Mark Carwardine.
30 October 2019
An exploration into the close relationship between the land of Tibet and the sacred realms of Buddhist mandalas. Searching for an environmental paradise where geography, imagination and spirituality are intertwined.
29 October 2019
International broadcaster Zeinab Badawi and Nick Westcott of the Royal African Society explore how we need to look in unexpected places to discover Africa's contemporary reality.
28 October 2019
Our speakers consider how reframing and re-contextualising post-colonial histories through photography and archival activation may promote remembering, dialogue and reconciliation in East Africa.
Join our panel to examine and discuss alternative visions of urban futures.
24 October 2019
Meander through images of this sacred landscape to arrive at the heart of the exhibition where Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery create a Sand Mandala throughout the week.
23 October 2019
Oman Botanic Garden scientists describe their fieldwork to explore the country's diverse habitats to complete the flora of the Sultanate of Oman, using pioneering horticultural methods to establish the new Garden. Chaired by Nigel Winser.
The Nekton team reveal the discoveries from ‘First Descent: Seychelles’ in their bid to help conserve 30% of the Seychelles' vast ocean territory.
21 October 2019
Stay for supper at the Society after Dr. Lucy Woodall's, Sheena Talma's and Oliver Steeds' lecture, 'First Descent: Exploring and conserving Seychelles’ ocean', and meet other members and their guests.
Alexander tells the fascinating story of Wilfred Thesiger’s classic book, and the inspirations and preparations for Thesiger’s exploration of the Empty Quarter and surrounding deserts.
View a selection of short films from our globe-spanning collection showcasing a unique record of 20th-century life on Earth, includes Q+A.
18 October 2019
Launch of the 4th book in the phenomenally successful Remembering Wildlife charity book series - Remembering Lions
17 October 2019
Medical professionals are invited to a free day of education with talks and debates by international experts in surgical innovation.
16 October 2019
Photographer Eamonn McCabe and writer Gemma Padley discuss how aerial photography has been used as a tool to record and study our changing world.
14 October 2019
A showcase of the documentary film The Boy from the Wild.
12 October 2019
Join us for the annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture by Professor Simon Schaffer.
10 October 2019
Stay for supper at the Society after Professor Simon Schaffer's lecture.
Emotional bonds to place are an important explanation of why people remain in situ under negative climate change impacts.
Adam Weymouth tells the story of canoeing 2,000 miles down the Yukon River, investigating how the king salmon's decline is impacting on the many communities and ecosystems that depend on it for survival.
7 October 2019
David Hogg 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.
British Standard 8848 specifies operational requirements for providers of overseas ventures. This workshop will assist those using the standard to benchmark existing safety management systems within their own organisations.
3 October 2019
Celebrate the unsung heroes of the travel world - tour leaders and guides - at this life-affirming event which honours guides from around the globe.
2 October 2019
Hanifa and Marina share Hanifa's journey to become the first Afghan woman to summit Mt Noshaq (24,580'), and explore what it takes to be a female mountaineer in Afghanistan.
30 September 2019
Stay for supper at the Society after Hanifa Yousoufi's, Marina LeGree's and Sandro Gromen-Hayes' lecture, 'Ascending Afghanistan', and meet other members and their guests.
The Brazilian Villas Boas brothers, RGS gold-medallists for remarkable explorations, used their fame to champion indigenous peoples, change attitudes to them, and protect their rainforests.
23 September 2019
A compelling talk revealing how an innovative conservation alliance is strengthening communities, empowering women, and helping secure Africa's wild lion populations.
19 September 2019
Go behind the scenes with Cirque du Soleil.
A Scientific Exploration Society charity event with Dee Caffari MBE including pre-talk drinks, talk, Q&A and raffle. Keynote speech by Dee Caffari MBE and introduced by Neil Laughton (SES Chairman).
18 September 2019
A workshop for health care professionals who wish to practice expedition or wilderness medicine. Open to all medical professionals, doctors, nurses and early career wilderness medics.
17 September 2019
Dr Simon Oakes will present a workshop for A Level teachers.
Luke M Walker explains the creative process behind his work, illustrated by his preparatory sketches and inspirational items from the Collections.
9 September 2019
An evening in aid of the Wilderness Foundation UK, sharing the power of nature through stories of adventure and the wild, and transformation through wilderness, from well-known explorers, young people, and nature lovers.
5 September 2019
KCWC is a leading international Women's Club. Further meetings take place on 3 October and 6 November.
Landlines is an art exhibition curated by, and showcasing artists from, The Wilderness Art Collective, a non-profit group of creatives, artists, explorers and environmentalists whose work discusses the natural world.
Photo credit: Eva Ullrich
4 September 2019
This event, sponsored by the Quantitative Methods Research Group and led by Dr. Robin Lovelace, will bring together data, maps and (soon-to-be) R enthusiasts to learn a bit more about Robin's latest book, “Geocomputation in R”. The only things you need to bring are your laptop and a positive attitude to learn!
27 August 2019
A practical workshop exploring assessment and feedback literacy and academic standards in geography.
The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.
A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, focussing on four themes - people, nature, place and changing forests.
6 July 2019
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