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.
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.
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.
23 March 2020
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.
16 March 2020
‘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.
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.
No man’s lands are proliferating in today's turbulent world. Using digital archives and immersive technology, Alasdair and Noam explore the stories of places that remain locked behind barbed wire and minefields.
26 February 2020
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.
24 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.
17 February 2020
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.
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.
10 February 2020
5 February 2020
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.
3 February 2020
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.
27 January 2020
Stay for supper at the Society after Isabella Tree's lecture Wilding: the return of the British farm, and meet other members and their guests.
How many people can the Earth support? Christopher encourages us to think geographically about the Earth’s carrying capacity whilst considering the perils faced by our planet and our species, and how to survive them.
20 January 2020
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