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 in your lessons and and find time to do so?

Can elephants and people safely coexist - Susie Offord-Woolley

[Online] India is home to 60% of the extant Asian elephant population and also has one of the highest human populations in the world. This has meant that pressure on available elephant habitat is ever increasing and has led to a high degree of human-elephant conflict.

Colonial collections in decolonial times - Paul Basu

[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?

Building and deploying low-cost DIY field sensors and loggers for research & teaching: online course

[Online] An online workshop via Zoom that will help you design and build your own low-cost sensors using open source hardware and software.

Use geography: careers skills - CVs, applications, interviews

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers providing careers skills advice.

Transparency and sustainability in global supply chains - Dr Toby Gardner

[Online] Toby Gardner will talk about the TRASE initiative’s groundbreaking work on creating transparency in global supply chains and its key role in tackling biodiversity loss and climate change. 

Deep water: the story of a flood - Professor Hannah Cloke

[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.

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…?

[Online] Run in conjunction with the Historical Association, this course will support you in planning primary History and Geography to strengthen links between the subjects.

Use geography: careers in the third sector

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

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.

Urban hope - Andy Lester

[Online] Over three quarters of the UK population live in towns and cities, which are increasingly seen as vital areas for the future of nature. Is there good reason to believe that greening our built landscape will result in a better climate, greater biodiversity and improved mental and physical health?

Living with wildlife - Dr Krithi Karanth

[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.

Shannon Country: A River Journey Through Time - Paul Clements

[Online] Paul Clements delves into the Shannon heartland on a footstepping quest to recreate the trip of Richard Hayward eighty years earlier.

Project UKFall: Retrieving meteorites and why it's important - Dr Luke Daly

[Online] Discover how projects like UKFall are tracking fireballs to recover meteorites, providing new insights into our solar system's history.

Geographical journeys: microlectures

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

Use geography: careers in mapping, geographical information and data science

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

St Ives: the artists, the fisherfolk and the fishing industry - David Tovey

[Online] In this talk, David will discuss the transition of St Ives, a failing industrial town, into a prime tourist destination, facilitated by the arrival of the artists, the railway and the fishermen.

Landscape of Towers - Clive Dunn

[Online] There are over 250 lost or ruined churches and religious remains in Norfolk. Illustrating these with his sublime photographs, Clive will gives us a tour of these wonderful structures.
 

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.

Communities, conservation and sustainable travel in Africa - Sue Watt

[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.

Desert exploration for the busy professional - Dr Alan Crofts

[Cancelled] Dr Alan Crofts, an accomplished organiser of independent exploratory expeditions in desert regions, will present an entertaining summary of conducting global expeditions to desert lands.

Use geography: careers in housing and planning

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sectors.

Our hazardous Earth

[Online] Our panel will take you around the globe to witness some of the most extreme natural hazards.

Economic and social impacts of COVID-19

[Online] A panel featuring contributors to the Geography Directions blog discussing latest geographical research on the economic impacts of COVID-19, with a particular focus on food supply.

Primary Geography and History Teachmeet

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

Journey of the mask - Chris Rainier

[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.

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.

Earth Photo: in conversation with winning photographers

[Online] How do visual narratives reveal the wonder of the natural world and convey critical issues of our time? What does it take to capture a powerful image? This free event brings together winning photographers for personal presentations and a panel discussion, with a live Q&A.

Use geography: careers in finance and management consultancy

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

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.

Wildlife tourism

[Online] Join our panel as we discuss the ethics of wildlife encounters.

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

[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.

Simulation and 3D mapping: a point of convergence - Christopher Budas

[Online] A look at the developments in 3D visualisation of geodata and the interactions between the geospatial and simulation communities that are driving new technological developments in this area. Presented by Christopher Budas, Geospatial Scientist at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory.

Minus 73 degrees F - Film screening with Q&A with the maker

[Online] Travel 3500 km, by canoe and on skis, along the Kolyma River in Siberia, one of the coldest inhabited places on Earth, and a place where Stalin placed his worst reputed penal colonies.

 

Use geography: careers in international development

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.
 

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 a Chartered.

Inclusive Excellence - Professor Wendy Larner

[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.

The Broads: Landscape and History - Tom Williamson

[Online] The artificially created national park of the Broads has a fascinating history. This Lecture delves into its history and archeology to explain its unique qualities.

The Midgard Viking Expedition: the search for intelligent life in earth - Bjørn Heyardahl

[Online] Join Bøjrn Heyardahl, the grandson of Thor, as he recounts his expedition around South Africa's Cape of Storms in a traditional wooden Viking boat with a team of world class explorers.

Use geography: careers in transport, utilities and infrastructure

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sectors.
 

Regional innovation systems within a transitional context - Dr Wenying Fu

[Online] What does innovation look like under state control? Dr Wenying Fu explores the state-market nexus using case studies from the electronics industry in China.

Get your research, expedition, or project funded - Craig Pollard

[Online] This 90 minute practical workshop session led by Craig Pollard will aim to help you get your research, expedition or project funded.

Into the Abode of Death - crossing of the Empty Quarter of Arabia - Mark Evans

[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.

Students on Ice - Emma Denton

[Online] Emma will discuss her expedition journey from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, across the Davis Strait to Resolute, Nunavut.

Permafrost environments and the implications of Arctic climate change

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

Use geography: doing a PhD and starting a career in research

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers.

A celebration of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site - Dr Anjana Khatwa

[Online] From vast deserts and deep oceans to dinosaur-filled swamps, the Jurassic Coast is one of the world's greatest geological wonders. By showcasing the hidden clues, its extraordinary story will be revealed.

Be Inspired: Woman with the iceberg eyes - Katherine Macinnes

[Online] Oriana F. Wilson CBE was married to Dr Edward Wilson, Captain Scott's best friend. From housewife to CBE and NHM collector, Woman with the Iceberg Eyes traces the fascinating story of an Edwardian lady after whom Oriana Ridge, Antarctica, is named.

Two Frogs: ultra-endurance journeys in the English Lake District

[Online] Andy Dickson tackles two iconic ultra-endurance journeys through the English Lake District, becoming the first person ever to complete both.

Climate Emergency: Implications of new evidence of increased storms and sea level rise on the south coast of England

[Online] Dr. Samantha Cope (Havant Borough Council), Dr. Matthew Wadey (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council), Dr. Ivan Haigh (National Oceanography Centre) present SCOPAC research results that suggest a trend of increased storminess could be underway on England’s south coast.

 

Use geography: careers in teaching and education

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

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.

Andean bears and people: coexistence through poverty reduction

[Online] Discover how bears and people coexist in the Interandean dry forests of Bolivia through the themes of changing attitudes and perceptions, increasing tolerances, and finding economic alternatives to livestock.

Antarctic Atlas: maps and graphics that tell the story of a continent - Dr Peter Fretwell

[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.

Bringing remote learning to life - tools to enhance your geography lessons

[Online] A CPD event for teachers, run in partnership with AMSP, providing a 'toolbox' of methods that can be used to illuminate the mathematics content in geography courses.

Be Inspired: Travellers in the Great Steppe: uncovering a hidden history - Nick Fielding

[Online] In his new history of the exploration of the steppes, Nick Fielding shows that there is a hidden and far more diverse history for this vast region that is commonly known in the West, and that Western travellers and adventurers have been visiting this area since the days of the Mongols.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Grizedale

[Temporarily closed] An exhibition of a selection of the captivating photographs which were shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Dalby Forest

[Temporarily closed] An exhibition of a selection of the captivating photographs which were shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

An exhibition of a selection of the captivating photographs which were shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020.