Explorer: humanitarians of the Amazon - Dr John Hemming

The Brazilian Villas Boas brothers, RGS gold-medallists for remarkable explorations, used their fame to champion indigenous peoples, change attitudes to them, and protect their rainforests.

Ascending Afghanistan - Hanifa Yousoufi, Marina LeGree, and Sandro Gromen-Hayes

Hanifa and Marina share Hanifa's journey to become the first Afghan woman to summit Mt Noshaq (24,580'), and explore what it takes to be a female mountaineer in Afghanistan. 

Kings of the Yukon - Adam Weymouth

Adam Weymouth tells the story of canoeing 2,000 miles down the Yukon River, investigating how the king salmon's decline is impacting on the many communities and ecosystems that depend on it for survival.

Our world from above: the story of aerial photography - Eamonn McCabe and Gemma Padley

Photographer Eamonn McCabe and writer Gemma Padley discuss how aerial photography has been used as a tool to record and study our changing world.

First Descent - Dr Lucy Woodall, Sheena Talma and Oliver Steeds

The Nekton team reveal the discoveries from ‘First Descent: Seychelles’ in their bid to help conserve 30% of the Seychelles' vast ocean territory.

African realities - Zeinab Badawi and Dr Nick Wescott

International broadcaster Zeinab Badawi and Nick Westcott of the Royal African Society explore how we need to look in unexpected places to discover Africa's contemporary reality.

Geography in action: the charities using geography to change lives on the ground

"Everything happens somewhere" will be brought to life in this illustrated conversation demonstrating the power of geography to save and transform lives, working through such charities as MapAction and Addressing the Unaddressed. 

Portraits of No Man’s Land - Dr Alasdair Pinkerton, Dr Noam Lesham and Elliot Graves

No man’s lands are proliferating in today's turbulent world. Using digital archives and immersive technology, Alasdair, Noam and Elliot explore the stories of places that remain locked behind barbed wire and minefields.

The discovery of Antarctica and Antarctica today - Dame Jane Francis, Jane Rumble and Camilla Nichol

Marking 200 years since the discovery of land in Antarctica three speakers will consider Antarctica’s history and its unique status as a continent reserved for peace and science.

Digital geographies - Professor Mark Graham

Far from being a space de-tethered from the material world, the internet has a very real geography. Mark explores why digital geographies matter, and how we can build more equitable digital futures. 

The Crossing: a photographic meditation on the Atlantic Ocean - Marissa Roth

Between 2015 - 2019, award winning photographer Marissa Roth made seven transatlantic crossings on the Queen Mary II, resulting in a poetic photographic study of what it means to cross an ocean. 

From city to sea: microplastics in UK rivers - Professor Jamie Woodward

Research on microplastics has largely focused on the oceans, but what is the contribution from our rivers?