Geography at university workshops

These events provide sixth form students with the experience to bridge the gap between school and university and explore what studying geography at university level is like.

Geography at university workshops

These events provide sixth form students with the experience to bridge the gap between school and university and explore what studying geography at university level is like.

Educational Visits Coordinator Update Training

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

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.

A new Arctic in the making – Professor Klaus Dodds

The Arctic is changing. But how and where is it changing, and why does it matter to those who call it home and those who don't?

Monday night supper - 25 March 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Professor Klaus Dodd's lecture, A new Arctic in the making.

Be Inspired: William Speirs Bruce - forgotten polar hero

John Dudeney and Isobel Williams examine Bruce’s legacy from his Scotia Antarctic expedition of 1902 to his later expeditions in the Arctic.

Pedal the pond evening

Join the record-breaking four-man team who crossed the Atlantic by pedalo in 2018, introduced by broadcaster Mary Nightingale, Patron of CWMT, the mental health charity for whom they raised over £200,000.

 

Geographical smörgåsbord

A buffet-style showcase of some of the most exciting and original new work examining environmental issues.

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.

River of life, river of death: the Ganges under threat - Victor Mallet

Victor tells the story of the sacred river and explains how the fate of the world's most important waterway has
lessons for all the great rivers of our planet.

Geographical journeys: microlectures

An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire, hosted by Mary-Ann Ochota. 

An uphill battle - Theresa Breuer and Hanifa Yousoufi

Hanifa and Theresa recount the events that led to the first female Afghan ascent of Mt Noshaq, Afghanistan's highest peak, overcoming multiple political, cultural and environmental challenges.
 

Monday night supper

Stay for supper at the Society after Theresa Breuer and Hanifa Yousoufi's lecture An uphill battle 

Be Inspired: The expeditions and legacy of Sir Frederick Lugard

Rory O'Grady tells the extraordinary story of Sir Frederick Lugard, the soldier, anti-slavery activist, adventurer and explorer who became the first Governor-General of Nigeria and a Governor of Hong Kong.

Developing a deeper understanding of the A Level Independent Investigation

This partnership event with OCR aims to support teachers with their work with students on the A Level Independent Investigation.  

 

The age of geography - Nicholas Crane

On this beautiful orb, we have reached the point in our collective journey where geographical knowledge is the best guarantor of our future. Nicholas Crane makes the case for the great age of geography.
 

Focus on travel photography

Join our panel of experts as they share some of their favourite shots and explain how to get the best results form your camera.

 

The map tour – Hugh Thomson

Maps can be beautiful, iconic and influential. Hugh draws on the Society's unparalleled collection to show how they have lured travellers to places from the 1600s to the present day.

Monday night supper - 25 February 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Hugh Thompson's lecture The map tour 

Be Inspired: Crusoe's Island

Marking the 300th anniversary of Defoe's classic, Alexander Maitland sketches the life and adventures of the original Robinson Crusoe.

James Aldred and Jonathan Drori in conversation

Join us for an in-tree-guing evening as James and Jonathan share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees.
 

Are we wearing out the planet?

Join us to discuss the environmental damage caused by the fashion industry and possible solutions.

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.

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.

Erebus, The Story of a Ship - Michael Palin

Balloted Monday night lecture. Michael Palin will retrace the history of HMS Erebus and her crew; from the part it played in Ross' Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition.
 

Mountains of the moon

Experience the spectacular landscapes and endemic flora and fauna of the Rwenzori Mountains as captured by travel photographer Steve Russell.

The immeasurable world: journeys in desert places – William Atkins

William recounts his experiences of some of the world's driest places, from the borderlands of the USA to the sacred deserts of Egypt's Desert Fathers.

A Level study day - Year 12

This study day gives Year 12 students the opportunity to improve their subject knowledge, receive useful examination technique guidance and learn more about 'thinking like a geographer'.

Sand and the sandbank

Event held by the Geological Society in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

A discussion aiming to consider sand as a commodity, exploring its supply and markets, and sharing knowledge on best practices for resource management.

Natural justice – Professor Lorna Dawson

This lecture explores the many ways that the natural environment can deliver to the criminal justice system. 

Chasing fire - Dr Thomas Smith

Through sharing his experiences of chasing wildfires accross four continents, Thomas will explore the science of 'pyrogeography' and what it can tell us about the drivers and impacts of environmental change. 

On View: Mapping the peace

David McNeill illustrates how maps reflected and were affected by the Versailles Peace Conference.

Creating a 'master map' of the UK: a route to a better future? - Miranda Sharp

Miranda explores how powerful information about location can be used to build a system of smarter infrastructure to help the UK economy and society to thrive.

Chile revisited – Sara Wheeler

Sara returns to the thin country to mark the 25th anniversary of her bestselling book recounting a six-month journey from the Peruvian border to Chilean Antarctica.