The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.
27 August 2019
Summer drinks reception with open garden visit at Hutton in the Forest.
16 August 2019
Another opportunity to visit the sites which are the subject of the Mining Heritage Project, started in 2007.
13 July 2019
Annual garden party organised by the Younger Members' Committee.
12 July 2019
A short walk from the marshy remnant of the Somerset Levels, up to Repton's eighteenth century landscaped Blaise Castle Estate, and its secret garden.
7 July 2019
This talk examines the pace of retreat of the whole ice-sheet, focusing past environments in northwest England in order to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics up to 28,000 years ago.
20 June 2019
An opportunity to follow another RGS-IBG Discovering Britain walk with its writer.
16 June 2019
In this guided walk you will learn about habitat and wildlife conservation and appreciate the contact with European protected species.
15 June 2019
Ceri Davies, from Natural Resources Wales, will speak on the topic of flooding. Joint event with Cardiff University School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.
14 June 2019
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.
6 June 2019
Dr James Cooper provides an overview of how we monitor and predict catchment response, and analyses why catchments respond in different ways to storm events.
A long-held dream, a brave pony, a loyal dog, rolling fells, crystal clear rivers, lush woodlands, wild camping, lovely people, high mountain tops and rocky mountain passes... all in the UK Lake District.
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.
4 June 2019
Professor Mike Hambrey will explore the evidence of climate change in Antarctica since its great ice scheet developed, drawing on geological evidence and ice core data.
30 May 2019
A panel of experts discuss how we can reduce the impact of travel on the planet.
An evening of 10 minute presentations, comprising a maximum of 12 images, on various specialist subjects or places visited, near and far!
21 May 2019
The Universe, as documented through the Society’s Collections, ranging from early depictions of the moon and stars in 16th century Cosmographia to images documenting NASA’s Apollo missions of the 1970s, and beyond.
20 May 2019
The logistics behind filming the true story of Hitler’s atomic bomb programme, featuring interviews with survivors and re-enactment of key moments. How did the extraordinary truth differ from the Hollywood blockbuster account?
Martin leads a three-mile walk between two very different community woods, which both encourage wildlife and community cooperation.
19 May 2019
Globally, 258 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2017. This talk discusses patterns of international migration and offers empirical evidence to bust common misconceptions about the impact of immigration on host countries.
16 May 2019
Join us for this regional Annual Dinner and reception. Our speaker will be Mike O'Shea, who will talk about his bid to become the first person in history to make it to all six of the world's most inaccessible places.
15 May 2019
A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.
14 May 2019
John will discuss how, in 1868, Queen Victoria’s government mounted a bid to rescue a small clutch of hostages in the Abyssinian highlands.
Thomas Atkinson’s five volumes of diaries, now held in the RGS Library, offer a tantalizing glimpse into the remarkable travelling arrangements of Thomas and his family.
13 May 2019
Join Geoff Cooper for an illustrated talk about the important conservation work on buildings used during early exploration of the Ross Sea and Antarctic peninsula.
7 May 2019
Andy explores the use of marine radar and associated technologies for mapping shorelines and capturing data on coastal hydrodynamics, and how this can be used for planning for achieving coastal resilience.
2 May 2019
NASA images of Pluto showed apparent dune formations, which weren’t believed possible. A team, led by geographers, solved this puzzle.
1 May 2019
In this talk, Gill explores the challenges facing global and local stakeholders in dealing with disease in the developing world.
30 April 2019
Vitali Vitaliev takes us on fascinating journey through Europe’s forgotten enclaves.
15 April 2019
Any science with societal relevance soon finds it must engage with a different world, where opinion and conviction may count for more than evidence. How do scientists bring objectivity to debate?
11 April 2019
Join Dr Claire Earlie, lecturer in coastal processes at Cardiff University, as she speaks about the UK villages lost to the sea.
9 April 2019
A chance to hear members' own stories, talking for 10 minutes about their travels, treasures and experiences.
Hear about Richard's trek along the Slovenia Mountain Trail, as he speaks about how this 600km trail is more than just scenery, but also a place of understanding.
2 April 2019
Are you doing an expedition, dissertation research or GCSE/A level field teaching? You'll need to measure stuff! Come and learn how to design and use low cost sensors (using the freestation.org approach).
1 April 2019
Best-selling author of Prisoners Of Geography, Tim Marshall delves into our past and our present to reveal the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.
29 March 2019
Nicholas Crane, RGS-IBG Immediate Past President will give the 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture.
28 March 2019
As nationalisation versus privatisation arguments re-emerge, Stephen will explore the rescaling of nuclear industry governance to draw wider lessons for contemporary Britain.
27 March 2019
A visitor to downtown Mexico City might not realise that this was once a lake where, in 1325, the wandering Aztecs found their promised land. Systematic excavations of this site have been ongoing since 1978.
British Standard BS 8848 specifies operational requirements for providers of overseas ventures. The workshop will assist those using the standard to benchmark exising safety management systems within their own organisations.
26 March 2019
John Dudeney and Isobel Williams examine Bruce’s legacy from his Scotia Antarctic expedition of 1902 to his later expeditions in the Arctic.
25 March 2019
Russell will describe the cultural traditions in Faroese and Vincentian whaling and how they impact on current sustainability practices.
21 March 2019
A buffet-style showcase of some of the most exciting and original new work examining environmental issues.
Danny will be talking about inequality and what Brexit teaches us about the British, while Klaus will be asking "who owns the Arctic?"
20 March 2019
19 March 2019
Join Sarah on her travels from South India to The Hebrides, a photographic journey spanning two decades of adventure.
18 March 2019
Dr Sarah Evans will speak about women’s participation in RGS-supported expeditions between 1913 and 1970.
An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire, hosted by Mary-Ann Ochota.
14 March 2019
Toby will describe the beautiful tropical dry forests and woody savannas of Latin America, the threats they face and what we can do to ensure they have a safe future.
13 March 2019
Robert recounts key aspects of travelling overland through sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Iran and back to the UK.
12 March 2019
Rebecca Scott, from the British Museum, discusses the Neanderthal landscapes of the channel river valley.
Rory O'Grady tells the extraordinary story of Sir Frederick Lugard, the soldier, anti-slavery activist, adventurer and explorer who became the first Governor-General of Nigeria and a Governor of Hong Kong.
11 March 2019
10 March 2019
One of the lead authors of the IPCC October 2018 report chapter on ‘Impacts on Natural and Human Systems’, Sally will speak on the impacts of 1.5°C of warming on coastal and marine areas, particularly in the South of England.
7 March 2019
With the majority of tropical deforestation taking place in small plots, rainforest protection depends on local communities. Cool Earth has pioneered a light touch model that puts local people in control.
6 March 2019
This talk considers the colonisation of residential neighbourhoods by university students and some recent changes in student and developer behaviours which may help to curb the further expansion of studentified residential areas.
5 March 2019
Stunning images show what a difference the last 50 years of international protection has had on species in the South Atlantic.
1 March 2019
Join our panel of experts as they share some of their favourite shots and explain how to get the best results from your camera.
28 February 2019
Neil will offer a historical perspective on flooding in York.
26 February 2019
25 February 2019
Marking the 300th anniversary of Defoe's classic, Alexander Maitland sketches the life and adventures of the original Robinson Crusoe.
Join us for an in-tree-guing evening as James and Jonathan share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees.
21 February 2019
Join us to discuss the societal impacts and environmental damage caused by our fashion choices.
19 February 2019
Experience the spectacular landscapes and endemic flora and fauna of the Rwenzori Mountains as captured by travel photographer Steve Russell.
5 February 2019
Honouring the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance Expedition of 1914-1917, newly digitised images reveal previously unseen details of the crew’s epic struggle for survival both before and after their ship was destroyed.
28 November 2018
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