This autumn, the majority of the Society’s events, including our Monday night lectures and teacher CPD sessions, are taking place online. Any face-to-face events will be held in a COVID-19 secure venue.
Don’t miss out, download our events programme to your calendar.
[Online] A look at the background to the British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s and at the expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924. Illustrated by archives, artefacts and photographs from the Collections of the RGS-IBG.
2 November 2020
[Postponed] Learn more about Socotra, a Yemeni Island off the coasts of Arabia and Africa, which is like a fantasy film set with its pink rocks, chubby desert roses and dragon’s blood trees like giant mushrooms.
[Online] RGS-IBG 2019 Award Recipients Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Redzi Bernard discuss their travels in India, Myanmar and Ethiopia.
9 November 2020
[Online] Kristine speaks of her personal experience working in Chile and Argentina to restore damaged ecosystems and bring back native species, and the moral imperative we all have to stand up for nature.
16 November 2020
[Online] The UK’s climate change targets commit the country to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Getting there will mean some big changes to agriculture and land-use.
23 November 2020
[Postponed] 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.
30 November 2020
[Online] In 1874, John Forrest led an expedition on a 2,700 mile crossing of Australia’s Western Desert. This lecture re-examines the expedition from the perspective of those through whose country it passed, and its place in British imperial history.
[Online] Hear how Sir Michael and his team overcame the difficulties to make a documentary series in one of the least visited countries in the world.
7 December 2020
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