The majority of the Society’s events, including our Monday night lectures and teacher CPD sessions, are now taking place online. You can also watch a selection of our past talks.
Don’t miss out, download our events programme to your calendar.
[Online] Leading cartographer with the British Antarctic Survey will explain the development of his latest map series that unfold new stories of Antarctica, revealing the landscape in ways never seen before.
25 January 2021
[Online] From vast deserts and deep oceans to dinosaur-filled swamps, the Jurassic Coast is one of the world's greatest geological wonders. By showcasing the hidden clues, its extraordinary story will be revealed.
1 February 2021
[Online] On February 5th 1931, British explorer Bertram Thomas became the first person to cross the largest sand desert on Earth. Hear how Mark and his Omani companions retraced Thomas’s footsteps on their own 49 day journey from Salalah to Doha.
8 February 2021
[Online] Professor Larner will challenge accounts of the ‘neoliberal university’ by discussing the growing recognition that research excellence takes multiple forms. She will identify the rise of ‘inclusive excellence’ and discuss the implications for universities.
15 February 2021
[Online] Hilary and Janice tell us about their visit to Socotra, a Yemeni Island off the coasts of Arabia and Africa, with its pink rocks, chubby desert roses and dragon’s blood trees like giant mushrooms.
22 February 2021
[Online] Chris Rainier has spent thirty years exploring masks of the world. Chris will explain the meaning behind mask rituals and why humans have worn masks since the dawn of civilization.
1 March 2021
[Online] Sue, an award winning travel writer specialising in Africa, takes us on a journey across the continent’s sub Saharan regions to show how vital sustainable tourism can be for the people and wildlife of these countries.
8 March 2021
[Online] Krithi will explore the collapse and recovery of wildlife across India over the last two centuries, and share her insights into the development of conservation interventions in addressing human-wildlife conflicts.
15 March 2021
[Online] Explore beneath the muddy waters of Mozambique to discover the forces that cause floods, and see how global flood forecasting is helping people cheat fate and choose their own destiny.
22 March 2021
[Online] Archives and collections assembled as part of colonial projects are troubling presences in our cultural and scientific institutions. Can they also play a role in repairing past injustices and building more positive relationships in the present?
29 March 2021
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