Summer drinks reception

Summer drinks reception with open garden visit at Hutton in the Forest.
 

Treasure from dust: the geology of John Ruskin

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new permanent display about Ruskin's geology, with a talk by the exhibition curator.

A walk through contrasting landscapes - Professor Kathryn Monk

A short walk from the marshy remnant of the Somerset Levels, up to Repton's 18th century landscaped Blaise Castle Estate, and its secret garden.

Mountain treasures from the RGS-IBG and Mountain Heritage archives - Eugene Rae

Archivist Eugene Rae will select some unique artefacts from the Society's Collections and will be joined by one of the Mountain Heritage Trust curators.

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
 

Mining heritage project: Tamar Valley – John Page

Another opportunity to visit the sites which are the subject of the Mining Heritage Project, started in 2007.
 

Springwatch unwrapped – Gillian Burke

Gillian takes us behind-the-scenes on one of the nation's favourite wildlife shows, to discover Britain's natural spectacles, hidden gems, and surprising oases of hope.

Dawn scything – demonstration event

Bring your scyth and join experienced mowers to help cut the wildflower meadow.

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Mousehold Heath Earth Heritage Trail – Tim Holt-Wilson

Explore the fascinating geodiversity of this county wildlife site, the processes which have shaped it over time and its history of mineral extraction.

New insights to the British ice sheet – Professor Rich Chiverrell

This talk examines the pace of retreat of the whole ice sheet, focusing on past environments in northwest England in order to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics up to 28,000 years ago.
 

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
 

Teignmouth: not just another tourist resort – Pat Wilson

An opportunity to follow another RGS-IBG Discovering Britain walk with its writer.

An encounter with nature at Hengistbury Head - Brian Heppenstall

In this guided walk you will learn about habitat and wildlife conservation and appreciate the contact with European protected species. 

Lessons from a dark winter in the High Arctic - Alex Hibbert

Alex Hibbert is a world record holding polar traveller who has skied further on an unsupported Arctic journey than anyone in history. 

Castles in the air: guided walk – Terry Fones

Terry Fones leads this 7.5 mile Discovering Britain walk around Alport Dale in the Dark Peak. See the tottering towers and eroded rock faces of Alport Castles, the largest landslip in Britain. 

Regional Going Places with Geography (Year 9) 7 June 2019

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject through a series of interactive sessions at the Ordnance Survey Headquarters.

How river catchments respond to rainfall – Dr James Cooper

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.

On horseback round the Lake District - Clare Dyson

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.

Trash talk: what a load of rubbish!

Themed presentation and networking evening taking a positive look at waste and recycling – what opportunities could reducing waste generate?
 

Antarctica and climate change – Professor Michael Hambrey

Professor Mike Hambrey will explore the evidence of climate change in Antarctica since its great ice sheet developed, drawing on geological evidence and ice core data.

Veolia energy recovery facility - field visit

A walking tour of Veolia’s state-of-the-art recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF).

Soil erosion discussion day

This event will be a great opportunity to bring custodians of the land and researchers of soil together from across the South West to discuss soil erosion and soil damage.

Rewilding in Nidderdale and the uplands – Paul Howard

Join us for a Question Time-style panel discussion involving academics, local landowners and farmers, as well as representatives from the RSPB and the Yorkshire Peat Partnership to discuss rewilding in Nidderdale and beyond.

Members' and supporters' evening

An evening of 10 minute presentations, comprising a maximum of 12 images, on various specialist subjects or places visited, near and far!
 

The Real Heroes of Telemark - Martin Pailthorpe

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?

A tale of two woods - Martin Haslett

Martin leads a three-mile walk between two very different community woods, which both encourage wildlife and community cooperation. 


 

International migration: busting myths - Dr Francisco Rowe

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.

From broken back to walking a desert - Janey McGill

Join us for this regional annual dinner and reception, and hear speaker Janey McGill talk about her 800km trek through Oman’s Empty Quarter.

 

John Ruskin, Japan and the craft tradition – Urasenke Foundation

A celebration of the arts and crafts traditions of Japan and Great Britain, inspired by the legacy of John Ruskin.

Asylum seeking, research and hope - Dr Paul Hodge

Dr. Paul Hodge will give this guest lecture followed by a Q&A discussion. Joint event with the Department of Natural and Built Environment, Sheffield Hallam University.

When the sea level rises: the UK villages lost to the sea – Dr Claire Earlie

Join Dr Claire Earlie, lecturer in coastal processes at Cardiff University, as she speaks about the UK villages lost to the sea.

To Eritrea and Ethiopia: retracing a Victorian expedition – John Pilkington

John will discuss how, in 1868, Queen Victoria’s government mounted a bid to rescue a small clutch of hostages in the Abyssinian highlands.

 

An evening with Alan Hinkes OBE

Alan Hinkes is the first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world's highest mountains.

Conserving Antarctica’s historic huts – Geoff Cooper

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.

Unlocking sustainable cities - Professor Paul Chatterton

Paul Chatterton will outline his new book Unlocking Sustainable Cities, and argue that this is a manifesto for real urban change.

Radar monitoring of coastal change: revealing new behaviours – Professor Andy Plater

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.

Dawn chorus walk

Guided walk through Brantwood estate to listen and identify woodland and garden birds.

Pluto’s ‘desert’: ice dunes on a glacier on an airless world – Dr Matt Telfer

NASA images of Pluto showed apparent dune formations, which weren’t believed possible. A team, led by geographers, solved this puzzle.

Dealing with disease: evaluating global and local responses – Gill Miller

In this talk, Gill explores the challenges facing global and local stakeholders in dealing with disease in the developing world.

Heart of Brazil – Sue Cunningham

Sue will discuss the lives of 48 indigenous tribal communities who live along the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon in this beautiful area of Brazil.

GISRUK 2019

International conference exploring how geospatial science and research can unlock the power of data to enable decision-makers to tackle the most pressing global challenges.