Annual reception

Join us to celebrate another sucessful year for the Society.

Microplastics in the rivers of Manchester and their global significance – Professor Jamie Woodward

Professor Jamie Woodward, from the University of Manchester, will explore our changing relationship with the rivers of Manchester from the Industrial Revolution to the menace of microplastics. 

A tale of two rivers – Karen Darke and Katie Arnold

RGS-IBG grant recipients, Katie and Karen recount their separate journeys along two rivers; the Murray and the Naryn. Whilst challenging themselves, they discovered the difficulties faced by the people who rely on rivers for their livelihoods.

Monday night supper – 20 May 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Karen Darke and Katie Arnold's lecture, and meet other members and their guests.

Food security: a global challenge – Professor Peter Jackson

Feeding a growing population from finite resources is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Peter explores how we can achieve more sustainable and healthy systems of food production and consumption.

Post-conflict restoration of historic Mosul – Andy Miller

Andy Miller, a heritage consultant specialising in post-conflict environments, gives an overview of ongoing restoration projects in the Old City of Mosul in the aftermath of its occupation by ISIS.

Monday night supper – 29 April 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Andy Miller's lecture, and meet other members and their guests.