Summer drinks reception

Summer drinks reception with open garden visit at Hutton in the Forest.
 

Treasure from dust: the geology of John Ruskin

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new permanent display about Ruskin's geology, with a talk by the exhibition curator.

Mountain treasures from the RGS-IBG and Mountain Heritage archives - Eugene Rae

Archivist Eugene Rae will select some unique artefacts from the Society's Collections and will be joined by one of the Mountain Heritage Trust curators.

Dawn scything – demonstration event

Bring your scyth and join experienced mowers to help cut the wildflower meadow.

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

New insights to the British ice sheet – Professor Rich Chiverrell

This talk examines the pace of retreat of the whole ice sheet, focusing on past environments in northwest England in order to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics up to 28,000 years ago.
 

ArcGIS CPD at Penwortham Girls' High School

A full day of ArcGIS training for teachers. 

Castles in the air: guided walk – Terry Fones

Terry Fones leads this 7.5 mile Discovering Britain walk around Alport Dale in the Dark Peak. See the tottering towers and eroded rock faces of Alport Castles, the largest landslip in Britain. 

How river catchments respond to rainfall – Dr James Cooper

Dr James Cooper provides an overview of how we monitor and predict catchment response, and analyses why catchments respond in different ways to storm events.

On horseback round the Lake District - Clare Dyson

A long-held dream, a brave pony, a loyal dog, rolling fells, crystal clear rivers, lush woodlands, wild camping, lovely people, high mountain tops and rocky mountain passes... all in the UK Lake District.

Antarctica and climate change – Professor Michael Hambrey

Professor Mike Hambrey will explore the evidence of climate change in Antarctica since its great ice sheet developed, drawing on geological evidence and ice core data.

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. 

The Real Heroes of Telemark - Martin Pailthorpe

The logistics behind filming the true story of Hitler’s atomic bomb programme, featuring interviews with survivors and re-enactment of key moments. How did the extraordinary truth differ from the Hollywood blockbuster account?

International migration: busting myths - Dr Francisco Rowe

Globally, 258 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2017. This talk discusses patterns of international migration and offers empirical evidence to bust common misconceptions about the impact of immigration on host countries.

John Ruskin, Japan and the craft tradition – Urasenke Foundation

A celebration of the arts and crafts traditions of Japan and Great Britain, inspired by the legacy of John Ruskin.

An evening with Alan Hinkes OBE

Alan Hinkes is the first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world's highest mountains.

Radar monitoring of coastal change: revealing new behaviours – Professor Andy Plater

Andy explores the use of marine radar and associated technologies for mapping shorelines and capturing data on coastal hydrodynamics, and how this can be used for planning for achieving coastal resilience.

Dawn chorus walk

Guided walk through Brantwood estate to listen and identify woodland and garden birds.

Dealing with disease: evaluating global and local responses – Gill Miller

In this talk, Gill explores the challenges facing global and local stakeholders in dealing with disease in the developing world.

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference

A supportive and friendly event for PhD students at any stage of their research, especially first-year students, to present their work and meet others working in related fields.