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.

Imago Mundi: space, time and symbolism in medieval Christian world maps - Professor Philip Alexander

This illustrated talk will explore the mental maps of medieval Christians through the great medieval Christian world maps.

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.

Towards a geography of industrial decarbonisation- Professor Joe Howe

Professor Joe Howe, from the Thornton Energy Research Institute, will look at the geography of industrial decarbonisation.

Introducing Chester Wetland Centre - Dr Christian Dunn and Dr Servel Miller

The lecture will focus on bringing biodiversity and flood mitigation together in the Countess Country Park in Cheshire.

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.