Africa's forgotten frontiers: the Sahel - Reza Pakravan

Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share stories of the tense frontiers, enduring traditions and ordinary people living where climate change has hit the hardest: the Sahel.

Caring for our common home

This conference looks at why and how we should respond to envionmental change, with reference to science and society as well as the moral dimensions of climate change.

Planning, localism and institutional change in the UK since 2010 -Dr Alex Nurse

The talk explores how the governance framework for and of cities has changed in recent years, and what effects this has had on the distribution of power and resources within cities.

The "Life Cycle": a biodiversity bike ride - Dr Kate Rawles

From Colombia to Cape Horn, Kate undertook this epic journey to inspire action on this hugely important but relatively neglected environmental challenge.

Playing War: The popular geopolitics of military-themed videogames - Dr Daniel Bos

 With videogames becoming a hugely popular form of entertainment, this lecture explores why videogames matter to geography and how they can both shape and challenge popular understandings of geopolitics.
 

Mallory and Irvine - Eugene Rae

Birkenhead and Mobberley born and bred mountaineers on Everest, supported by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Alpine Club, London. Find out things you never knew about the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition and learn more about their journeys through the Society’s Collections.

Connecting climate models to vector borne diseases - Professor Andy Morse

Professor Andy Morse and his team have developed a number of vector and vector borne disease (VBD) models of varying complexity, including those for malaria, Rift Valley fever, dengue, Zika and bluetongue and a mosquito model for Aedes albopictus.

Portraits of No Man’s Land - Dr Alasdair Pinkerton and Dr Noam Leshem

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.

Why has UK life expectancy stopped improving? Dr Mark Green

Over the last 120 years the UK has witnessed improvements in health. However, since 2015 life expectancy is showing signs of decline. The talk examines potential explanations for these trends.

Primary teacher CPD - strengthening geography in the primary phase

This CPD day for primary teachers, led by Dr Paula Owens, will look at developing and teaching a worthwhile geography curriculum and building progression in geography. An additional session will be led on primary fieldwork, with some practical work outside.

Earth Photo

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the Earth in all its diversity. Developed jointly by Forestry England and the Society. 

The Lower Mekong: water, Watts and war - Jim Holmes

Jim has spent 30 years documenting humanitarian work worldwide with a focus on the individuals and communities affected. His lecture follows one of the world’s mightiest rivers as it flows through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and out to sea.