Kingsweston and Blaise Castle Estates - Professor Kathryn Monk

Professor Monk will give a short presentation about the estate of Grade I listed Kingsweston House and then will continue onward to Repton's 18th century landscaped Blaise Estate, SSSI and Roman road.

Romantic ruins, poisonous past - Vivienne Crow

Whilst Gunnerside Gill looks idyllic, it’s not always been so peaceful. Explore the lead mining history, the poisonous processes, and look at the legacy left behind by this once-deadly industry.

Iran - Ian Gilchrist

In this talk, Ian Gilchrist reflects on the time he spent in Iran from 1976 to 1979 and again in 2019, and offers observations on what has changed and what has not.

Building, health, hope and happiness through the power of nature - Tom Brown

[Online] Tom will outline the methods used by Green Light Trust to have such lasting effects on the lives of the people they support. During the talk, you will hear from the people the trust supports and learn about its novel approach to measuring its impact.
 

Talking Timbuktu: on reaching the legendary city of gold - Alice Hunter Morrison

[Online] Alice Hunter Morrison talks with Jacki Hill-Murphy about her successful BBC series Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure, and travelling along Africa’s infamous salt road via the Sahara Desert.

Tavistock World Heritage Site: copper, cottages and canal - Andrew Thompson

After a talk on Tavistock World Heritage Site, Andrew will lead a walk around Tavistock, including to the canal and the Bedford Cottages.

Island of the Fairy Tern - Andy Lester

[Online] Come on a journey around St Helena and encounter the wildlife and landscapes of one of the most remote corners of the planet.
 

Two woods on the Summer Solstice - Martin Haslett

Martin Haslett leads a three mile walk between two community woodlands which both encourage wildlife diversity and community involvement.

Fellows, members and supporters evening

[Postponed] Join us in the historic town of Chichester for an evening of short presentations on geography-related topics and personal journeys, hosted by the Society's South committee (subject to live events being possible).

A landscape partnership, what do they look like in the landscape? - Keith Tomkins

This walk will look at the Sheffield Lakeland Project. You will be able to see physical work on the ground together with hearing about (and possibly seeing) how other ‘community’ based initiatives link to these ‘capital’ works.

Penguins, albatross and whales: Natural history of South Atlantic - Carl Chapman

[Online] Carl Chapman, the founder of Wildlife Tours and Education will talk about penguins, albatross and whales, drawing from his wealth of experience in ecotourism and natural history tours.

The research and activities of the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust - David Colbourne

[Online] An insight into the research and activities of the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust, focusing on the unique habitat and wildlife of the estuary.
 

Britain’s summer snows - Iain Cameron

[Online] Join Britain’s preeminent chionophile as he discusses where and why Britain’s snow lasts the longest, why he studies it, and how it can be seen as a record of climate change.

Covid on the Amazon River - Jorge Luis Perez

[Online] Jorge, who is a local eco tour specialist, will talk to us from Iquitos, in the heart of the Amazon, about the impact the pandemic has had on tourism and the lives of the local people.

COVID-19, transport and green recovery? - Dr Llinos Brown

[Online] A discussion of how travel has changed in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic and what this might mean for a green recovery.

 

Zero carbon Sheffield: the challenge of 2030- John Grant

Sheffield City Council has declared a climate emergency and has established a plan to become zero carbon by 2030. What are challenges it faces in achieving this ambitious target?

Maps for local and family history - David Rymill

[Online] This talk will explore some of the most common types of maps found in county archives, which provide insights into the history of local communities.

Supporting testing and vaccinating Liverpool’s communities: professional geographer discussion session

[Online] Following the talk given by Dr Mark Green on how geospatial information was key for guiding and communicating decisions responding to COVID-19 in Liverpool, this event is an opportunity for a detailed discussion on the topic.

Please note: rescheduled to 1pm, Thursday 20 May

Navigating our way towards a plastic free ocean - Sally Earthrowl

[Online] Sally Earthrowl, an environmentalist and adventurer, has spent the last three years at sea with eXXpedition researching the North Pacific Gyre plastic pollution solutions.

 

HMS Endurance in Antarctica - Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

[Cancelled] Nick takes a trip down memory lane with some reflections on the vitality of the marine environment.


 

Supporting testing and vaccinating Liverpool’s communities during COVID-19 - Dr Mark Green

[Online] This talk will present how geospatial information was key for guiding and communicating decisions responding to COVID-19 in Liverpool.

Sea level & glacial oscillations across the Antarctic Peninsula - Dr Alex Simms

[Online] Join Dr Simms as he reviews the evidence for glacial oscillations as well as the solid-Earth response to these, and presents evidence for increased rates of RSL fall and potential periods of RSL rise throughout the Late Holocene.

Horseland Journey: the cultural role of horses through history - Vyvyan Wood-Gee

[Online] Horse's history on horseback: An epic 1500 miles journey on Fell ponies round Britain to discover the cultural importance of horses.

Port of Tyne: Challenges ahead in a changing world - Simon Brett

[Online] Simon will outline the challenges facing the Port of Tyne in the coming years as the ports industry had to adapt to a post-Brexit environment in which the green economy is becoming ever more important.