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.
 

Globalisation and the future of the city - Dr Robert Cowley

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.

Guerilla geographies - Dan Raven-Ellison

For this spring's Mark Blacksell Memorial Lecture, Dan Raven-Ellison will be speaking about Guerrilla Geographies.

The Polar Ocean Challenge - Sir David Hempleman-Adams

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.
 

Explore South West 2019

A one day seminar for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas, with a focus on self-led student projects.

Explore South West: Friday night lecture

Explore South West launches with this public panel discussion on the topic "Is there anything left to explore in the 21st century?".

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.

Earth Photo exhibition

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity, shown at Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean.