Slow Ways: fast forward for citizen-geographers - Dan Raven-Ellison

[Online] Developing Slow Ways: a network of walking routes that connects Great Britain's towns and cities. How can we all contribute?

Travellers in the Great Steppe: From the Papal Envoys to the Russian Revolution

[Online] The Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United Kingdom Invites you to the online launch of a book titled Travellers in the Great Steppe: From the Papal Envoys to the Russian Revolution by Nick Fielding to be broadcasted live from the Royal Geographical Society.

COVID-19 and the geography of disease dynamics - Professor Andy Tatem

[Online] Andy will highlight the importance of geography and integration of these new forms of dynamic spatial data in understanding disease spread, designing elimination strategies and planning for the next pandemic. 


 

Digimap for schools for Primary Geography

[Online] This event will focus on introducing Digimap for Schools and how it can be used across the primary curriculum. Darren Bailey from the Ordnance Survey will work through its functionality, map layers and how to use Digimap for Schools with KS1 and KS2 students.

700 miles across Bangladesh - Ian Packham

[Online] From the islands of the extreme south to Bangladesh’s northernmost point, Ian Packham uncovers the stories of one of the world’s hidden destinations.

Severe weather - Penny Tranter

[Online] Join Penny for a short interview-style presentation on severe weather, as well as a chance to ask her about her career with the Met Office. 

Rebuilding the post-conflict nation through dance - Dr Amanda Rogers

[Online] Culture and heritage are central to the reconstruction of post-conflict societies. This lecture focuses on these dynamics in Cambodia, examining how classical dance has been mobilised to rebuild the Cambodian nation after the Khmer Rouge genocide (1975-1979). 

Workshop - using ArcGIS in the secondary classroom

[Online] The conference will focus on the use of ArcGIS in the secondary classroom, mainly covering GCSE and A Level. It is run in partnership with Esri UK and will be led by their education team.

Sense of here - Rob and Harriet Fraser

[Online] How can we get to grips with the complexity of rural spaces, national parks and protected areas, and bring multiple points of view together? How do we connect to the places around us, and in the light of environmental pressures, go forwards, working together? 

Kelp forests: breathing new life into our coastal waters - Dr Ian Hendy

[Online] Kelp forests are not only beautiful, but also reduce impacts from climate change, enhance coastal wildlife, fisheries and local economies. Learn more about the dangers these essential ecosystems face.

James Watt: kettle and maps - Frances Green

[Online] This talk will explore the key role played by old maps and social geography in investigating the tale of a teenaged James Watt (engineer 1736-1819) being inspired by the steam of his aunt’s tea-kettle. 

Estimates and instruments: the case for comparative maritime history - Dr Margaret Schotte

[Online] Margaret discusses the distinctive ways in which mariners from England, France, Spain and the Netherlands deployed instruments and determined their daily progress.

Rural development paths and development assistance - Professor Nina Laurie & Professor Jonathan Rigg

[Online] Two of our most recent medalists will discuss the progress of development in the Asian countryside and the threats to rural livelihoods in Peru post-Covid-19.

Food security and sustainability in post-conflict Freetown - Professor Tony Binns

[Online] Drawing on four decades of research in West Africa, Professor Tony Binns (University of Otago) explores the crucial role of urban agriculture in post-conflict Sierra Leone. 

GCSE Physical landscapes

[Online] This session will focus upon GCSE content for teaching about UK landscapes. This is core to all GCSE Geography specifications. 

Entangled Life: panel discussion

[Online] The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Join us for a panel discussion on the book and the themes it raises. 

Maritime woodland: the invisible habitat - Simon Leatherdale

[Online] Simon Leatherdale is currently travelling the coast of Britain researching these woodlands to discover more of this lost habitat. In this talk he will look at how coastal woods are underappreciated on a national level.

Latest thinking on climate change

[Online] Use real and complex data and up-to-the minute evidence to explore this challenging and contested topic.

Spatial Data Science Conference

[Online] Now in its fourth year, the Spatial Data Science Conference is the leading event bringing together Data Scientists and Developers who specialize in working with spatial data.

Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs - Lord Nigel Crisp

[Online] The NHS can’t deal with many of today’s major health problems such as loneliness, stress, obesity, poverty and addictions alone. It can only react, unable to target the underlying causes of these issues. All over the country people are tackling the causes to these conditions in their homes, workplaces and communities. Nigel challenges us to set aside our normal assumptions, see the world differently and take control of our health.

Be Inspired: Gotham rising - Jules Stewart

[Online] The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre to the pastrami sandwich, when the jazz age gave way to the age of swing and the city opened its great museums, came into being in the 1930s. It was Gotham's defining decade.

COVID-19 Geoanalysis: Defence and Ordnance Survey support - Luke Parker and Lisa Allen

[Online] Captain Luke Parker and Lisa Allen, Head of Data and Analytical Services at Ordnance Survey, will look at how coronavirus has thrust locational data and geospatial analysis onto the world stage, enabling both governmental and defence responses. 

Focus on travel videos

[Online] Join our panel of travel vloggers and videographers to learn how to create great travel videos.

New to Teaching in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science

[Online] A one day workshop for postgraduate students and other academic staff/associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) disciplines.

Author meets critics: Home SOS by Katherine Brickell

[Online] A seminar bringing together geographers to discuss and assess the contributions of the book Home SOS by Katherine Brickell.

Around the world in 80 trains, a 45,000-mile adventure - Monisha Rajesh

[Online] In 2015 Monisha spent seven months circumnavigating the world on the most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet’s Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. 

The Internet, Covid-19 and Brexit: the retail impact - Professor David McEvoy

[Online] Retail geography in Britain has changed constantly throughout history, but the triple impacts of the internet, Covid-19 and Brexit threaten unprecedented change.

Entangled Life: book club

[Online] The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Join us for an informal evening discussing the book as a group. 

Antarctica today

[Online] Join us for an evening dedicated to Antarctica’s unique geopolitical situation, current research being conducted, as well as an insight into the future of this continent.

Dragon’s blood and desert roses: the island of Socotra - Hilary Bradt and Janice Booth

[Online] Socotra, a Yemeni Island off the coasts of Arabia and Africa, is like a fantasy film set with its pink rocks, chubby desert roses and dragon’s blood trees like giant mushrooms. 

Online secondary geography teachmeet

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

Being the first woman - Jacki Hill-Murphy

[Online] In this audio-only event, Jacki Hill-Murphy is interviewed by Penny Tranter about her forthcoming book ‘The Life and Travels of Isabella Bird’.

Deglobalisation – what’s happening to global systems?

[Online] Is the ‘golden age’ of globalisation coming to an end? This session explores the resilience of global systems to a series of global shocks including the Covid-19 pandemic, the global financial crisis and Brexit.

Geography and Core Maths online CPD

[Online] Three dates have been set aside for three different events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initative.

Hilltops and Highlands: exploring the Naga Tribal Territories and Holy Lalibela

[Online] RGS-IBG 2019 Award Recipients Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Redzi Bernard discuss their travels in India, Myanmar and Ethiopia.

UV-B: an extinction kill mechanism - Professor John Marshall

[Online] In this talk, Professor John Marshall, from the University of Southampton, will explore how a brief UV-B burst, during a climatic warming interval, collapsed the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary terrestrial ecosystem.

 

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 and and find time to do so?

Geopolitics of climate change

[Online] Climate change is a geopolitical problem, impacting all countries and therefore requiring global action. What role the UK can play over the next 12 months and what COP26 should aim to achieve?

Inspiration of the South - Anna Sutcliffe

[Online]  Having led expeditions to Antarctica and South Georgia, Anna will share her wealth of knowledge and the inspiration of the South. 

Digimap for schools for Key Stage Three Geography

[Online] This online event will focus on introducing Digimap for Schools and how it can be used across the Key Stage Three Geography curriculum. Darren Bailey from the Ordnance Survey will work through its functionality, map layers and  how to use Digimap for Schools with KS3 students.

Urban world: life and politics on the margins of the city - Professor Colin McFarlane

[Online] More and more of us live in urban environments. Yet for the majority of people moving to cities today, life is often a struggle. How can we address the social and environmental challenges of urbanisation?

Explore 2020: exploration for a better tomorrow

[Online] The Society's 44th annual planning seminar will be held online this year. The focus is on small projects with a research component, but anyone planning expeditions or fieldwork is welcome to join this shortened online event of talks and discussion to inspire and inform your own projects.

The argument for a wilder and more resilient planet - Kristine Tompkins

[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.

GIS Day 2020

[Online] This event for students is a chance to learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society.

Place meanings, representations and experiences

[Online] This session aims to ‘de-mystify’ one of the trickier A Level teaching topics using a range of engaging and contemporary examples and illustrations, including changing place experiences during ‘life under lockdown’.

Climate change and you

[Online] Join our panel during London Climate Action Week to discuss the risks to the UK of a world that’s three degrees warmer, as well as how we can mitigate and adapt in response.

The Living Mountain: panel discussion

[Online] Join us for a panel discussion as we delve into this masterpiece of nature writing where Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. 

Getting to net-zero: what can nature do? - Professor Gideon Henderson

[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. 

 

Geography and Core Maths online CPD

[Online] Three dates have been set aside for three different events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initative. 

 

Communities, conservation and sustainable travel in Africa - Sue Watt

[Online] 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.

Evaluating like a geographer

[Online] A session focused on the evaluative demands posed by geography assessment objectives, and strategies for developing students' evaluative capabilities. Please note that this event is for teachers. 

GCSE Human landscapes

[Online] This session will focus upon GCSE content for teaching about changing UK human landscapes, including urban and UK economic change. This is core to all GCSE Geography specifications.

The Living Mountain: book club

[Online] Join us for an informal discussion as we delve into this masterpiece of nature writing where Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. 

Children's lecture

[Online] Our annual Children’s lecture will take place entirely online with a host of experts sharing their stories to enthuse and inform our young audience about our precious and extraordinary planet we call home.

Developing writing skills for A Level geography

[Online] An opportunity to practise reviewing and modelling both shorter and longer responses, and to learn how to approach the extended writing so that students can get the best possible outcomes in A Level geography.

Behind the line: two weeks in North Korea - Sir Michael Palin

[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.

Members' and Fellows' Christmas quiz

[Online] Join the South regional committee for this festive online ‘live’ quiz for members and Fellows.

Geography and Core Maths online CPD

[Online] Three dates have been set aside for three different events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initative. 

Natural hazards

[Online] Join us to learn more about geohazards, with a particular focus on tectonic hazards. This workshop will be led by Dr Matthew Blackett from Coventry University.

Be Inspired: Unarticulated narratives of women on David Livingstone’s Expeditions - Kate Simpson

[Online] In assessing and engaging with digitised manuscripts, journals, diaries, letters, and notebooks, Kate looks to uncover the muted narratives of women in the record of exploration.

Ten slides to tell a story

[Online] Get to know some of the East of England Committee members and what they get up to in their spare time at this fun virtual get-together.