Off-site safety management

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.

Galapagos Day: threats to endangered birds and reptiles

Join Galapagos Conservation Trust for an evening exploring the threats affecting some of the Galapagos Islands’ most endangered and iconic birds and reptiles. Hosted by renowned wildlife expert Mark Carwardine.

 

TIBET: Sacred landscapes by Tashi Lhunpo Monks, D Spicer, G Cranston and Kelkhang Rinpoche

Meander through images of this sacred landscape to arrive at the heart of the exhibition where Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery create a Sand Mandala throughout the week.

New to teaching in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science

A one day workshop for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) disciplines. 

Isaac Newton and The Haven-Finding Art - Professor Simon Schaffer

Join us for the annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture by Professor Simon Schaffer. 

EGR Taylor supper

Stay for supper at the Society after Professor Simon Schaffer's lecture.

New to teaching in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science

A one day workshop for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) disciplines. 

BS 8848 Compliance workshop

British Standard 8848 specifies operational requirements for providers of overseas ventures. This workshop will assist those using the standard to benchmark existing safety management systems within their own organisations.
 

Expedition & wilderness medicine: an introduction

A workshop for health care professionals who wish to practice expedition or wilderness medicine. Open to all medical professionals, doctors, nurses and early career wilderness medics.

Voices for the Wild: A celebration of nature’s value to the human spirit

An evening in aid of the Wilderness Foundation UK, sharing the power of nature through stories of adventure and the wild, and transformation through wilderness, from well-known explorers, young people, and nature lovers.

Annual International Conference 2019

The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.

Camera trapping for wildlife conservation

This two-day workshop is for university students intending to carryout biological surveys using camera trapping techniques as part of a field research project.

Summer drinks reception

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

Wilderness Festival

Join us for a day of talks, debates, and conversations exploring how and why we see planet Earth the way we do.

A walk through contrasting landscapes - Professor Kathryn Monk

A short walk from the marshy remnant of the Somerset Levels, up to Repton's 18th century landscaped Blaise Castle Estate, and its secret garden.

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.

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?

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?

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?
 

Mining heritage project: Tamar Valley – John Page

Another opportunity to visit the sites which are the subject of the Mining Heritage Project, started in 2007.
 

The Lost City of Gold - annual garden party

Annual garden party organised by the Younger Members' Committee.

Springwatch unwrapped – Gillian Burke

Gillian takes us behind-the-scenes on one of the nation's favourite wildlife shows, to discover Britain's natural spectacles, hidden gems, and surprising oases of hope.

For the love of sharks – Steve Backshall and special guests

Steve Backshall and other special guests of the Shark Trust will share stories of discovery and connection and their love for this fascinating family of marine animals.

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?

Earth Photo

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, focussing on four themes - people, nature, place and changing forests.

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?

Climate change challenges: lessons from Bangladesh

Join our panel during London Climate Action Week as they share their insights into how Bangladesh is now on the path to becoming climate resilient, the lessons that can be learned from this and where things are headed. Image credit: Tasfiq Mahmood

World music concert

South Asia meets Scotland meets the Middle East meets South Kensington – join us for a dynamic world music celebration borne out of our series of over-subscribed world music events at The Ismaili Centre.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Society is collaborating with 19 neighbours across the Albertopolis, including some of the world’s most iconic museums and institutions, to create a unique festival fusing art, science, technology and curiosity.