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.
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, whilst 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
Join our panel of experts as they share some of their favourite shots and explain how to get the best results form 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 environmental damage caused by the fashion industry and possible solutions.
19 February 2019
Rob describes the processes of globalisation and outlines some changes in the way cities have become imagined relating to these processes. He identifies four internationally influential sets of ideas which offer urban solutions and illustrates how these ideas have been put into practice on the ground.
13 February 2019
For this spring's Mark Blacksell Memorial Lecture, Dan Raven-Ellison will be speaking about Guerrilla Geographies.
David crewed the first British sailing boat to sail around the Northeast/Northwest passages in one season and will give us his personal exciting account of this epic journey and its consequences.
Charles Barder will be speaking about motoring from the splendour of Goodwood to the steppes of Mongolia with no route, no backup... and one mid-life crisis.
12 February 2019
Join Professor Adrian Lister from the Natural History Museum for a talk on sea levels, ice ages and evolution.
Explore South West launches with this public panel discussion on the topic "Is there anything left to explore in the 21st century?".
8 February 2019
Combining camera trap data and environmental modelling a team of University of Cumbria researchers set out to investigate the state of a snow leopard population in Kazakhstan's Ile Alatau mountains.
7 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
Stunning images show what a difference the last 50 years of international protection has had on species in the South Atlantic.
1 February 2019
The Iditarod Trail sled dog race is a legendary journey of epic proportions across the frozen wastelands of the Alaskan wilderness. It includes 1,160 miles of snowy wilderness, crossing mountain ranges and sea ice. In this talk, Max Hall will show slides of the epic journey and discuss his unforgettable experiences on the trail.
Event held by the Geological Society in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
A discussion aiming to consider sand as a commodity, exploring its supply and markets, and sharing knowledge on best practices for resource management.
30 January 2019
For well over 2,000 years, Southampton has played host to soldiers, travellers, merchants and emigrants. Join Andy from SeaCity Museum for a whistle-stop discovery of this remarkable history and the stories of people who called it home.
29 January 2019
Peter considers the ups and downs of market-based conservation as an alternative to oil palm in Indonesia.
Philip will describe his experiences and the challenges involved in building the Foyle bridge and bridges for villages in West Africa.
24 January 2019
David McNeill illustrates how maps reflected and were affected by the Versailles Peace Conference.
21 January 2019
A further selection of short films from Andrew's historic collection, including an 1932 expedition from Mexico to Borneo.
17 January 2019
Recent neuroscience research has explored how the brain represents details of places and navigation - but how is that linked to how we navigate in the real world?
15 January 2019
Join Jonny as he discusses his work in un-mapped environments to support humanitarian crisis relief.
This day-long workshop will bring together researchers with a variety of experience applying for grants big and small, local and national in the fields of children, youth and families.
10 January 2019
Professor Roland Gehrels, from the University of York, will speak on sea level change and global warming, asking which lessons from the past can inform the future.
8 January 2019
Jane Austen lived at a time when fashions in landscape design were in the process of change. This talk considers landscape design in the late Georgian and Regency periods, in the context of those wonderful masterpieces of literature.
17 December 2018
At a moment when global cooperation is under threat, this exhibition examines the history of internationalism, with particular reference to RGS-IBG’s international role.
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
A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity, shown at Grizedale Forest in Cumbria.
8 October 2018
A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity, shown at Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean.
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