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.

A walk through contrasting landscapes - Professor Kathryn Monk

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

Teignmouth: not just another tourist resort – Pat Wilson

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

In pursuit of the world's wildest places – Mike O'Shea

Join us for this regional Annual Dinner and reception. Our speaker will be Mike O'Shea, who will talk about his bid to become the first person in history to make it to all six of the world's most inaccessible places.

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.


Climate change: science and politics – David Warrilow OBE

Any science with societal relevance soon finds it must engage with a different world, where opinion and conviction may count for more than evidence. How do scientists bring objectivity to debate?

Map, chart, slide and artefacts evening

A chance to hear members' own stories, talking for 10 minutes about their travels, treasures and experiences.

Mountains - Richard Matthews

Hear about Richard's trek along the Slovenia Mountain Trail, as he speaks about how this 600km trail is more than just scenery, but also a place of understanding.

Tenochtitlan: the capital of the Aztecs - Dr Elizabeth Baquedano

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.

Hidden histories of women and exploration - Dr Sarah Evans

Dr Sarah Evans will speak about women’s participation in RGS-supported expeditions between 1913 and 1970.

The forgotten forests of Latin America - Professor Toby Pennington

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.

Divided: why we're living in an age of walls - Tim Marshall

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.

Less is more: community conservation in the rainforest - Matthew Owen

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.

GIS day in partnership with Bristol Avon Rivers Trust

This course provides the skills needed to integrate GIS into your teaching and a set of easy to use teaching resources that can be implemented without specialist GIS knowledge.


Enduring Eye: the Antarctic legacy of Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley

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.