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?

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.

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.
 

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.
 

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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. 

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.