Scrambles amongst the Alps: mountaineering in the 18th and 19th centuries - Andrew Thompson

Why did people in the 18th and 19th centuries become fascinated by high mountains which had previously been regarded as desolate wastelands? What drove them, and especially the English, to risk their lives on perilous first ascents of unclimbed summits?

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 separateā€¦?

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

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?

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.

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.
 

Desert exploration for the busy professional - Dr Alan Crofts

[Online] 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

Use geography: careers in transport and infrastructure

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

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.

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

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

Use geography: careers in research and further study

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

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.

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

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

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.

Use geography: careers in environmental consultancy

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

Fuelling poverty: Energy, society and inequality - Dr Caitlin Robinson

[Online] As a quantitative human geographer, Cait's research investigates the causes and consequences of different types of spatial inequality, with a particular interest in energy poverty and energy justice. She uses quantitative, spatial datasets and methods to understand inequality across multiple scales.

The road to independence - Olie Hunter-Smart

[Online] To discover more of the story of its independence, Olie Hunter Smart takes on an immense challenge to walk the length of India - a 4,500km journey over seven months seeking out untold stories of Independence and Partition. 

Building relationships to ensure humanitarian delivery of aid- Henry Chamberlain

[Online] Ensuring aid safetly reaches the right place is a vital job. Henry will give us insight into the obstacles in supplying aid and the strategies used to overcome them.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Grizedale

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

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. 

 

Be Inspired: Unarticulated narratives of women on David Livingstoneā€™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.

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. 

Use geography: careers in government

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

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.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Dalby Forest

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

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?

Off-site safety management - training the trainers

[Postponed] A one-day course for trainers with relevant previous experience in managing a wide range of visits in the UK and overseas who wish to deliver the off-site safety management course to their own groups.

Use geography: careers in risk management and insurance

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

HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference 2020

[Online] This year the annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference will engage with the theme of decolonising historical geography, and has two connected sessions via Zoom on Tuesday 24 November and Tuesday 8 December.

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.

Data NUCoRE Events

Data NUCoRE aspires to transform research across Newcastle University. Driving forward the development and application of new methods for extracting value from data.

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.