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. 

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.

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. 

Off-site safety management - training the trainers

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

 

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?

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’.

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. 

The Internet, Covid-19 and Brexit: the retail impact - Professor David McEvoy

[Online] Retail geography in Britain has changed constantly throughout history, but the triple impacts of the internet, Covid-19 and Brexit threaten unprecedented change.

Author meets critics: Home SOS by Katherine Brickell

[Online] A seminar bringing together geographers to discuss and assess the contributions of the book Home SOS by Katherine Brickell.

Focus on travel videos

[Online] Join our panel of travel vloggers and videographers to learn how to create great travel videos.

COVID-19 Geoanalysis: Defence and Ordnance Survey support - Luke Parker and Lisa Allen

[Online] Captain Luke Parker and Lisa Allen, Head of Data and Analytical Services at Ordnance Survey, will look at how coronavirus has thrust locational data and geospatial analysis onto the world stage, enabling both governmental and defence responses. 

Be Inspired: Gotham rising - Jules Stewart

[Online] The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre to the pastrami sandwich, when the jazz age gave way to the age of swing and the city opened its great museums, came into being in the 1930s. It was Gotham's defining decade.

Maritime woodland: the invisible habitat - Simon Leatherdale

[Online] Simon Leatherdale is currently travelling the coast of Britain researching these woodlands to discover more of this lost habitat. In this talk he will look at how coastal woods are underappreciated on a national level.

Entangled Life: panel discussion

[Online] The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Join us for a panel discussion on the book and the themes it raises. 

Food security and sustainability in post-conflict Freetown - Professor Tony Binns

[Online] Drawing on four decades of research in West Africa, Professor Tony Binns (University of Otago) explores the crucial role of urban agriculture in post-conflict Sierra Leone. 

James Watt: kettle and maps - Frances Green

[Online] This talk will explore the key role played by old maps and social geography in investigating the tale of a teenaged James Watt (engineer 1736-1819) being inspired by the steam of his aunt’s tea-kettle. 

Estimates and instruments: the case for comparative maritime history - Dr Margaret Schotte

[Online] Margaret discusses the distinctive ways in which mariners from England, France, Spain and the Netherlands deployed instruments and determined their daily progress.

Kelp forests: breathing new life into our coastal waters - Dr Ian Hendy

[Online] Kelp forests are not only beautiful, but also reduce impacts from climate change, enhance coastal wildlife, fisheries and local economies. Learn more about the dangers these essential ecosystems face.

Sense of here - Rob and Harriet Fraser

[Online] How can we get to grips with the complexity of rural spaces, national parks and protected areas, and bring multiple points of view together? How do we connect to the places around us, and in the light of environmental pressures, go forwards, working together? 

Severe weather - Penny Tranter

[Online] Join Penny for a short interview-style presentation on severe weather, as well as a chance to ask her about her career with the Met Office. 

700 miles across Bangladesh - Ian Packham

[Online] From the islands of the extreme south to Bangladesh’s northernmost point, Ian Packham uncovers the stories of one of the world’s hidden destinations.

Slow Ways: fast forward for citizen-geographers - Dan Raven-Ellison

[Online] Developing Slow Ways: a network of walking routes that connects Great Britain's towns and cities. How can we all contribute?