Disaster risk pooling - enabling mutual cross border resilience

[Online] The panel brings together international experts across the risk pooling community, from donors, through development agencies to pool managers, to discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded by risk pools, and how they can most effectively benefit vulnerable populations within them.

Magdalena: river of dreams - Professor Wade Davis

[Online] Wade Davis tells the story of Colombia, a nation that has not deserved its agonies, a land with the greatest cultural, ecological and biological diversity on the planet. 

The Nightingale: book club

[Online] Join us for an informal discussion as we delve into this new book which reveals in beautiful detail the bird's song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood.

Delivering multiple co-benefits in blue-green cities

Explore the benefits of and barriers to blue-green cities in this discussion forum for professionals, policy-makers and researchers working on flood resilience and urban development.

Keeping it local

[Online] Our contributors have gone off the beaten track in Britain and will share with you their guide on where and when to go, sharing ideas around how we can all travel and live a little more sustainably.

Life beneath the ice - Dr Huw Griffiths

[Online] Dr Griffiths takes us to the fascinating underwater world of the Antarctic where life has even been found beneath the ice in pitch black and far from food sources.

The roaring 20s?

[Online]  Are we heading towards a post-pandemic boom period? Join us on GeoNight when we ask our panel of geographers to discuss the role of geography as as we recover from the pandemic.

The high street reimagined - Rebecca Trevalyan

[Online] The death of the high street was a favourite media headline even before the pandemic – and now there's an urgent need for change. One in seven shops stands empty, and many jobs have been lost. So what next? 

Chartered Geographer application accelerator - Geographers in Government

[Online] If you are already eligible for Chartered Geographer but haven't found the time to complete your application, join our five-week accelerator to focus your efforts in preparing your application portfolio.

Using the My2050 Carbon Calculator and accompanying resources

[Online] Teachers are invited to join this free online CPD session, offered in partnership with the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to explore how to use the My2050 Carbon Calculator.

Be Inspired: Sir Clements Markham President of the RGS: success or failure? - Isobel Williams

[Online] Isobel will discuss the life and career of Sir Clements Markham, former President of the Society.

Teaching about climate change in primary schools

[Online] The Climate Emergency is an increasingly important topic and many resources have appeared to help teach it in schools. But what should you use? How can you incorporate it in your lessons and and find time to do so?

Uncharted: A Black woman’s journey through the discipline of geography - Professor Patricia Daley

[Online] Patricia will discuss navigating a career in geography as a Black British woman, researching refugee migration in Africa.

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.
 

Online secondary geography teachmeet

[Online] In this online session, we will be asking secondary geography teachers to share their ideas and innovation with the teacher community.

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.

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.

Beyond the narco frontier: rethinking an imaginary of the margins - Professor Jonathan Goodhand

[Online] Join Jonathan as he discusses 'the narco frontier' frequently invoked in popular narratives about the drugs-intensified borderlands of Afghanistan, Myanmar and Colombia.

Be Inspired: The Cape of Flowers: a forgotten corner of the Portuguese Empire - Cliff Pereira

[Online] Cliff will explore Lusitanian cultural legacies in the Cape of Flowers.

Off-site safety management course

[Postponed] A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

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.


 

Making an application for Chartered Geographer - introductory webinar

[Online] Chartered Geographer is the Society's professional accreditation for those using their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace. Join this webinar to learn more about the benefits of becoming Chartered.

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.

 

Off-site safety management - training the trainers

[Postponed] A one-day course for trainers with relevant previous experience in managing a wide range of visits in the UK and overseas who wish to deliver the Off-site safety management course to their own groups.

Chartered Geographer virtual coffee morning

[Online] Join our Chartered Geographer coffee morning to meet and network with other Chartered Geographers.

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

Global Biodiversity Festival

[Online] The Global Biodiversity Festival is a virtual weekend with a simple goal of shining a spotlight on biodiversity loss.

Around the world in 80 plants - Professor Jonathan Drori

[Online] Jonathan takes us on a botanical adventure, in which science, geography, history and folklore are intertwined and brought to life through surprising stories of plants and their curious relationships with humans.

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.

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?

The Foghorn's Lament: panel discussion

[Online] Join us for a panel discussion around Jennifer Lucy Allan’s new book The Foghorn’s Lament: The Disappearing Music of the Coast.

Building and deploying low-cost DIY field sensors and loggers for research & teaching: field course

[Postponed] A one-day field course in the Thames Estuary where you will be able to use a range of kit (built by us) for monitoring in the real world (mudflats, salmarsh, hillslope and woodland). We will also take the opportunity for a walk and talk to find out more about the environment, development, conservation, geomorphology, and history of the area.

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.

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.

Annual General Meeting

[Online] Our AGM is an opportunity to learn about the Society’s achievements over the past year and goals for the future, as well as to elect new Council members.

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.
 

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.

Educational Visits Coordinator training

Essential training for new EVCs responsible for the policies and practice around risk management for out-of-school visits.

EVC update workshop

This course gives trained EVCs the opportunity to revalidate while looking at current issues and sharing good practice.

Using the My2050 Carbon Calculator and accompanying resources

[Online] Teachers are invited to join this free online CPD session, offered in partnership with the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to explore how to use the My2050 Carbon Calculator.

Fellows, members and supporters evening

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).

MOVE - Management of Visit Emergencies 2021

A half-day, scenario-based course for school EVCs and senior management intended to meet the needs of staff who may have a role to play during a visit emergency.

Making an application for Chartered Geographer - introductory webinar

[Online] Chartered Geographer is the Society's professional accreditation for those using their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace. Join this webinar to learn more about the benefits of becoming Chartered.

A virtual field trip to the Moiry Valley, Switzerland

[Online] This session uses an immersive, ground-level virtual field trip from the University of Worcester to explore the Moiry Valley.

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.

Be Inspired: Madrid: midnight city - Helen Crisp

[Online] An introduction to the vibrant and energetic city that remains an enigma to many outsiders.

Using FT for Schools resources in the geography classroom

[Online] Join members of the Society's education team and Financial Times journalists to explore the different ways you might use resources provided free to schools as part of the FT for Schools programme.

The Foghorn's Lament: book club

[Online] Part memoir, part travelogue, part history of the foghorn: a uniquely ambitious new kind of nature book. Join us for an informal discussion as we delve into this fascinating book. 

What can I do?

[Online] Join our panel during London Climate Action Week to discuss the role individual behaviour change can play in reducing our emissions from food, housing and transport.

Chartered Geographer Assessor forum

[Online] Members of the Chartered Geographer Assessors Committees are invited to attend the forum to discuss best practice, feedback and their perspectives regarding professional accreditation and assessing.

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.
 

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

Off-site safety management course

A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

Educational Visits Coordinator Training

Essential training for new EVCs responsible for the policies and practice around risk management for out-of-school visits.

Educational Visits Coordinator update workshop

This course gives trained EVCs the opportunity to revalidate while looking at current issues and sharing good practice.