Scrambles amongst the Alps: mountaineering in the 18th and 19th centuries - Andrew Thompson

Why did people in the 18th and 19th centuries become fascinated by high mountains which had previously been regarded as desolate wastelands? What drove them, and especially the English, to risk their lives on perilous first ascents of unclimbed summits?

Urban hope - Andy Lester

[Online] Over three quarters of the UK population live in towns and cities, which are increasingly seen as vital areas for the future of nature. Is there good reason to believe that greening our built landscape will result in a better climate, greater biodiversity and improved mental and physical health?

Shannon Country: A River Journey Through Time - Paul Clements

[Online] Paul Clements delves into the Shannon heartland on a footstepping quest to recreate the trip of Richard Hayward eighty years earlier.

St Ives: the artists, the fisherfolk and the fishing industry - David Tovey

[Online] In this talk, David will discuss the transition of St Ives, a failing industrial town, into a prime tourist destination, facilitated by the arrival of the artists, the railway and the fishermen.

Landscape of Towers - Clive Dunn

[Online] There are over 250 lost or ruined churches and religious remains in Norfolk. Illustrating these with his sublime photographs, Clive will gives us a tour of these wonderful structures.
 

Desert exploration for the busy professional - Dr Alan Crofts

[Online] Dr Alan Crofts, an accomplished organiser of independent exploratory expeditions in desert regions, will present an entertaining summary of conducting global expeditions to desert lands.

Economic and social impacts of COVID-19

[Online] A panel featuring contributors to the Geography Directions blog discussing latest geographical research on the economic impacts of COVID-19, with a particular focus on food supply.

Simulation and 3D mapping: a point of convergence - Christopher Budas

[Online] A look at the developments in 3D visualisation of geodata and the interactions between the geospatial and simulation communities that are driving new technological developments in this area. Presented by Christopher Budas, Geospatial Scientist at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory.

Minus 73 degrees F - Film screening with Q&A with the maker

[Online] Travel 3500 km, by canoe and on skis, along the Kolyma River in Siberia, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, and a place where Stalin placed his worst reputed penal colonies.

 

The Broads: Landscape and History - Tom Williamson

[Online] The artificially created national park of the Broads has a fascinating history. This Lecture delves into its history and archeology to explain its unique qualities.

Regional innovation systems within a transitional context - Dr Wenying Fu

[Online] What does innovation look like under state control? Dr Wenying Fu explores the state-market nexus using case studies from the electronics industry in China.

Students on Ice - Emma Denton

[Online] Emma will discuss her expedition journey from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, across the Davis Strait to Resolute, Nunavut.

Climate Emergency: Implications of new evidence of increased storms and sea level rise on the south coast of England

[Online] Dr. Samantha Cope (Havant Borough Council), Dr. Matthew Wadey (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council), Dr. Ivan Haigh (National Oceanography Centre) present SCOPAC research results that suggest a trend of increased storminess could be underway on England’s south coast.

 

Fuelling poverty: Energy, society and inequality - Dr Caitlin Robinson

[Online] As a quantitative human geographer, Cait's research investigates the causes and consequences of different types of spatial inequality, with a particular interest in energy poverty and energy justice. She uses quantitative, spatial datasets and methods to understand inequality across multiple scales.

The road to independence - Olie Hunter-Smart

[Online] To discover more of the story of its independence, Olie Hunter Smart takes on an immense challenge to walk the length of India - a 4,500km journey over seven months seeking out untold stories of Independence and Partition. 

Building relationships to ensure humanitarian delivery of aid- Henry Chamberlain

[Online] Ensuring aid safetly reaches the right place is a vital job. Henry will give us insight into the obstacles in supplying aid and the strategies used to overcome them.

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. 

Searching for giant bananas in the Ethiopian Highlands - Dr James Borrell

[Online] Ethiopia, a historical recipient of targeted food aid, is exceptionally botanically rich. Dr Borrell will discuss recent research efforts to map the diversity and distribution of enset, a giant banana relative providing staple food for 20 million people. 

 

Members' and Fellows' Christmas quiz

[Online] Join the South regional committee for this festive online ‘live’ quiz for members and Fellows.

Where the animals go - James Cheshire

[Online] For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. James Cheshire talks through the fascinating stories of animal behaviour, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.

Globalisation and the environment: is anyone listening? - Gill Miller

[Online] Globalisation is most often discussed in the context of the economy, but what is its impact on the environment? Is it inevitably bad news or is there hope for the future?