Be Inspired: Always ready for an expedition - Natalie Cox

[Online] From expeditions in Africa, through the debating halls of the Royal Geographical Society, to a study in Trieste, this talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton whilst embracing the wider history of 19th century science.
 

Geography and History - together stronger, but separate…?

Supporting planning in primary Geography and History to strengthen links between the subjects and amplify learning

Geographical journeys: microlectures

[Online] An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.

A virtual field trip to the Moiry Valley, Switzerland

[Online] This session uses an immersive, ground-level virtual field trip from the University of Worcester to explore the Moiry Valley.

Be Inspired: Genealogy, geography and archives - Chandan Mahal

[Online] This talk recounts how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society's archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage using maps and photographs alongside their own family archives.

TeachChat: Embedding careers education into geography

[Online] TeachChats are an informal way to find out more about a variety of aspects associated with teaching geography. This session we will be looking at how best to embed careers education into your teaching in a meaningful and useful way.

Permafrost Environments and the Implications of Arctic Climate Change

This session will examine the distinctive characteristics and diverse landforms associated with areas of ice-rich permafrost.

Using Earth Observation data in your teaching

[Online] This online session is aimed at teachers who are interested in using Earth Observation data in the classroom. We will show how Earth Observation is an essential tool for helping us better understand geographical processes at a range of scales.

Making an application for Chartered Geographer - introductory webinar

[Online] Chartered Geographer is the Society's professional accreditation for those using their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace. Join this webinar to learn more about the benefits of becoming Chartered.

Ten slides to tell a story

[Online] Get to know some of the East of England Committee members and what they get up to in their spare time at this fun virtual get-together. 

Searching for giant bananas in the Ethiopian Highlands - Dr James Borrell

[Online] Ethiopia, a historical recipient of targeted food aid, is exceptionally botanically rich. Dr Borrell will discuss recent research efforts to map the diversity and distribution of enset, a giant banana relative providing staple food for 20 million people. 

 

Natural hazards

[Online] Join us to learn more about geohazards, with a particular focus on tectonic hazards. This workshop will be led by Dr Matthew Blackett from Coventry University.

Be Inspired: Unarticulated narratives of women on David Livingstone’s Expeditions - Kate Simpson

[Online] In assessing and engaging with digitised manuscripts, journals, diaries, letters, and notebooks, Kate looks to uncover the muted narratives of women in the record of exploration.

Members' and Fellows' Christmas quiz

[Online] Join the South regional committee for this festive online ‘live’ quiz for members and Fellows.

Geography and Core Maths online CPD

[Online] The third in a series of three events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initiative: Using and exploring large datasets.

Developing writing skills for A Level geography

[Online] An opportunity to practise reviewing and modelling both shorter and longer responses, and to learn how to approach the extended writing so that students can get the best possible outcomes in A Level geography.

Behind the line: two weeks in North Korea - Sir Michael Palin

[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.

Children's lecture

[Online] Our annual children’s lecture will take place entirely online with a host of experts sharing their stories to enthuse and inform our young audience about our precious and extraordinary planet we call home.

GCSE Human landscapes

[Online] This session will focus upon GCSE content for teaching about changing UK human landscapes, including urban and UK economic change. This is core to all GCSE Geography specifications.

The Living Mountain: book club

[Online] Join us for an informal discussion as we delve into this masterpiece of nature writing where Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. 

Where the animals go - James Cheshire

[Online] For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. James Cheshire talks through the fascinating stories of animal behaviour, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.

Evaluating like a geographer

[Online] A session focused on the evaluative demands posed by geography assessment objectives, and strategies for developing students' evaluative capabilities. Please note that this event is for teachers. 

Globalisation and the environment: is anyone listening? - Gill Miller

[Online] Globalisation is most often discussed in the context of the economy, but what is its impact on the environment? Is it inevitably bad news or is there hope for the future?

Geography and Core Maths online CPD

[Online] The second in a series of three events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initiative: Interpreting graphs.

Communities, conservation and sustainable travel in Africa - Sue Watt

[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.

John Forrest: the British Empire and the ‘Empty Spaces’ of the World - Robert Fletcher

[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.

 

MOVE - Management of Visit Emergencies 2020

[Online] This half-day, scenario-based course is for school EVCs and senior management. It is intended to meet the needs of staff who may have a role to play during a visit emergency.

EVC update workshop - November 2020

[Online] This course gives trained EVC’s at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with EVCs.

Making an application for Chartered Geographer - introductory webinar

[Online] Chartered Geographer is the Society's professional accreditation for those using their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace. Join this webinar to learn more about the benefits of becoming Chartered.

Educational Visits Coordinator Training

[Online] Essential training for new EVCs responsible for the policies and practice around risk management for out-of-school visits.

Off-site safety management

[Online] A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

Getting to net-zero: what can nature do? - Professor Gideon Henderson

[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. 

 

The Living Mountain: panel discussion

[Online] Join us for a panel discussion as we delve into this masterpiece of nature writing where Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. 

GIS Day 2020

[Online] This event for students is a chance to learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society.

Place meanings, representations and experiences

[Online] This session aims to ‘de-mystify’ one of the trickier A Level teaching topics using a range of engaging and contemporary examples and illustrations, including changing place experiences during ‘life under lockdown’.

Climate change and you

[Online] Join our panel during London Climate Action Week to discuss the risks to the UK of a world that’s three degrees warmer, as well as how we can mitigate and adapt in response.

Revisiting rewilding - John Harold

[Online] Rewilding: it’s a popular word and it probably isn’t going away. But what does it really mean? Join us for a thoughtful perspective on this sweeping conservation trend.

The argument for a wilder and more resilient planet - Kristine Tompkins

[Online] Kristine speaks of her personal experience working in Chile and Argentina to restore damaged ecosystems and bring back native species, and the moral imperative we all have to stand up for nature.

Explore 2020: exploration for a better tomorrow

[Online] The Society's 44th annual planning seminar will be held online this year. The focus is on small projects with a research component, but anyone planning expeditions or fieldwork is welcome to join this shortened online event of talks and discussion to inspire and inform your own projects.

Urban world: life and politics on the margins of the city - Professor Colin McFarlane

[Online] More and more of us live in urban environments. Yet for the majority of people moving to cities today, life is often a struggle. How can we address the social and environmental challenges of urbanisation?

Inspiration of the South - Anna Sutcliffe

[Online]  Having led expeditions to Antarctica and South Georgia, Anna will share her wealth of knowledge and the inspiration of the South. 

Digimap for schools for Key Stage Three Geography

[Online] This online event will focus on introducing Digimap for Schools and how it can be used across the Key Stage Three Geography curriculum. Darren Bailey from the Ordnance Survey will work through its functionality, map layers and  how to use Digimap for Schools with KS3 students.

Funding for fieldwork grants – a webinar for undergraduates

[Online] Each year the RGS-IBG awards grants to more than 40 student geographical fieldwork projects undertaken by individuals and groups. Join this webinar to learn more.

UV-B: an extinction kill mechanism - Professor John Marshall

[Online] In this talk, Professor John Marshall, from the University of Southampton, will explore how a brief UV-B burst, during a climatic warming interval, collapsed the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary terrestrial ecosystem.

 

Teaching about climate change in primary schools

[Online] The Climate Emergency is an increasingly important topic and many resources have appeared to help  teach it in schools. But what should you use? How can you incorporate it and and find time to do so?

Geopolitics of climate change

[Online] Climate change is a geopolitical problem, impacting all countries and therefore requiring global action. What role the UK can play over the next 12 months and what COP26 should aim to achieve?

Geography and Core Maths online CPD

[Online] The first in a series of three events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initiative: Analysing, processing and contextualising data.

Hilltops and Highlands: exploring the Naga Tribal Territories and Holy Lalibela

[Online] RGS-IBG 2019 Award Recipients Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Redzi Bernard discuss their travels in India, Myanmar and Ethiopia.

Deglobalisation – what’s happening to global systems?

[Online] Is the ‘golden age’ of globalisation coming to an end? This session explores the resilience of global systems to a series of global shocks including the Covid-19 pandemic, the global financial crisis and Brexit.

Being the first woman - Jacki Hill-Murphy

[Online] In this audio-only event, Jacki Hill-Murphy is interviewed by Penny Tranter about her forthcoming book The Life and Travels of Isabella Bird.

Online secondary geography teachmeet

[Online] In this online session, we will be asking geography teachers to share their ideas and innovation with the teacher community.

Annapurna 1970 - Mount Everest Foundation lecture

[Online] Two great firsts; the 50th anniversary Mount Everest Foundation lecture.

George Mallory and the Everest expeditions of the 1920s - Eugene Rae

[Online] A look at the background to the British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s and at the expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924. Illustrated by archives, artefacts and photographs from the Collections of the RGS-IBG.

Dragon’s blood and desert roses: the island of Socotra - Hilary Bradt and Janice Booth

[Postponed] Learn more about Socotra, a Yemeni Island off the coasts of Arabia and Africa, which is like a fantasy film set with its pink rocks, chubby desert roses and dragon’s blood trees like giant mushrooms. 

Antarctica today

[Online] Join us for an evening dedicated to Antarctica’s unique geopolitical situation, current research being conducted, as well as an insight into the future of this continent.

Entangled Life: book club

[Online] The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Join us for an informal evening discussing the book as a group. 

Chartered Geographer CPD enrichment: Corporate Sustainability, Social Innovation and Ethics

Chartered Geographers and those registered on our Geography Professional programme are invited to join an online discussion forum to complement and enrich the learning they undertake in the ImperialBusinessX delivered free online training course Introduction to Corporate Sustainability, Social Innovation and Ethics.