[Online] Archives and collections assembled as part of colonial projects are troubling presences in our cultural and scientific institutions. Can they also play a role in repairing past injustices and building more positive relationships in the present?
29 March 2021
[Online] Explore beneath the muddy waters of Mozambique to discover the forces that cause floods, and see how global flood forecasting is helping people cheat fate and choose their own destiny.
22 March 2021
[Online] 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.
15 March 2021
[Online] Sue, an award winning travel writer specialising in Africa, takes us on a journey across the continent’s sub Saharan regions to show how vital sustainable tourism can be for the people and wildlife of these countries.
8 March 2021
[Online] 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.
1 March 2021
[Online] Hilary and Janice tell us about their visit to Socotra, a Yemeni Island off the coasts of Arabia and Africa, with its pink rocks, chubby desert roses and dragon’s blood trees like giant mushrooms.
22 February 2021
[Online] Professor Larner will challenge accounts of the ‘neoliberal university’ by discussing the growing recognition that research excellence takes multiple forms. She will identify the rise of ‘inclusive excellence’ and discuss the implications for universities.
15 February 2021
[Online] On February 5th 1931, British explorer Bertram Thomas became the first person to cross the largest sand desert on Earth. Hear how Mark and his Omani companions retraced Thomas’s footsteps on their own 49 day journey from Salalah to Doha.
8 February 2021
[Online] From vast deserts, deep oceans to dinosaur-filled swamps, the Jurassic Coast is one of the world's greatest geological wonders. By showcasing the hidden clues, this extraordinary story will be revealed.
1 February 2021
[Online] Leading cartographer with the British Antarctic Survey will explain the development of his latest map series that unfold new stories of Antarctica, revealing the landscape in ways never seen before.
25 January 2021
[Online] Hartwig discusses how the British Museum collaborates with a network of individuals, institutions and communities across the globe to share their stories both at the Museum and with the world.
18 January 2021
[Online] Not all fires are the same. Jay will talk about how Indigenous burning practices protect biodiversity, culture and climate. Changing narratives are key to better living with fire.
11 January 2021
[Online] Hear how Sir Michael and his team overcame the difficulties to make a documentary series in one of the least visited countries in the world.
7 December 2020
[Postponed] An award winning travel writer specialising in Africa, takes us on a journey across the continent’s sub Saharan regions to show how vital sustainable tourism can be for the people and wildlife of these countries.
30 November 2020
[Online] In 1874, John Forrest led an expedition on a 2,700 mile crossing of Australia’s Western Desert. This lecture re-examines the expedition from the perspective of those through whose country it passed, and its place in British imperial history.
[Online] 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.
23 November 2020
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