Earth Photo Exhibition: Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

An exhibition of a selection of the captivating photographs which were shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020.

Educational Visits Coordinator Training

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

Off-site safety management

[Online] 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.

HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference 2020

[Online] This year the annual HGRG Practising Historical Geography Conference will engage with the theme of decolonising historical geography, and has two connected sessions via Zoom on Tuesday 24 November and Tuesday 8 December.

EVC update workshop - November 2020

[Online] This course gives trained EVC’s at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with EVCs.

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.

Use geography: careers in risk management and insurance

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

MOVE - Management of Visit Emergencies 2020

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

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.

Geography and Core Maths online CPD

[Online] The second in a series of three events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initiative: Interpreting graphs.

Communities, conservation and sustainable travel in Africa - Sue Watt

[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.

John Forrest: the British Empire and the ‘Empty Spaces’ of the World - Robert Fletcher and Tui Raven

[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.

 

Globalisation and the environment: is anyone listening? - Gill Miller

[Online] Globalisation is most often discussed in the context of the economy, but what is its impact on the environment? Is it inevitably bad news or is there hope for the future?

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. 

Where the animals go - James Cheshire

[Online] For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. James Cheshire talks through the fascinating stories of animal behaviour, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Dalby Forest

[Postponed] An exhibition of a selection of the captivating photographs which were shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020.

Use geography: careers in government

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.
 

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] The third in a series of three events as part of our Geography and Core Maths initiative: Using and exploring large datasets.

Searching for giant bananas in the Ethiopian Highlands - Dr James Borrell

[Online] Ethiopia, a historical recipient of targeted food aid, is exceptionally botanically rich. Dr Borrell will discuss recent research efforts to map the diversity and distribution of enset, a giant banana relative providing staple food for 20 million people. 

 

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. 

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.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Grizedale

An exhibition of a selection of the captivating photographs which were shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020.

Burning to protect the climate - Professor Jay Mistry

[Online] Not all fires are the same. Jay will talk about how Indigenous burning practices protect biodiversity, culture and climate. Changing narratives are key to better living with fire.

Building relationships to ensure humanitarian delivery of aid- Henry Chamberlain

[Online] Ensuring aid safetly reaches the right place is a vital job. Henry will give us insight into the obstacles in supplying aid and the strategies used to overcome them.

The road to independence - Olie Hunter-Smart

[Online] To discover more of the story of its independence, Olie Hunter Smart takes on an immense challenge to walk the length of India - a 4,500km journey over seven months seeking out untold stories of Independence and Partition. 

Working with the world – the British Museum in the 21st century - Hartwig Fischer

[Online] Hartwig discusses how the British Museum collaborates with a network of individuals, institutions and communities across the globe to share their stories both at the Museum and with the world.

Fuelling poverty: Energy, society and inequality - Dr Caitlin Robinson

[Online] As a quantitative human geographer, Cait's research investigates the causes and consequences of different types of spatial inequality, with a particular interest in energy poverty and energy justice. She uses quantitative, spatial datasets and methods to understand inequality across multiple scales.

Use geography: careers in environmental consultancy

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.
 

Be Inspired: Travellers in the Great Steppe: uncovering a hidden history - Nick Fielding

[Online] In his new history of the exploration of the steppes, Nick Fielding shows that there is a hidden and far more diverse history for this vast region that is commonly known in the West, and that Western travellers and adventurers have been visiting this area since the days of the Mongols.

Antarctic Atlas: maps and graphics that tell the story of a continent - Dr Peter Fretwell

[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.

Using Earth Observation data in your teaching

[Online] This online session is aimed at teachers who are interested in using Earth Observation data in the classroom. We will show how Earth Observation is an essential tool for helping us better understand geographical processes at a range of scales.

Use geography: careers in teaching

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

Climate Emergency: Implications of new evidence of increased storms and sea level rise on the south coast of England

[Online] Dr. Samantha Cope (Havant Borough Council), Dr. Matthew Wadey (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council), Dr. Ivan Haigh (National Oceanography Centre) present SCOPAC research results that suggest a trend of increased storminess could be underway on England’s south coast.

 

Be Inspired: Woman with the iceberg eyes - Katherine Macinnes

[Online] Oriana F. Wilson CBE was married to Dr Edward Wilson, Captain Scott's best friend. From housewife to CBE and NHM collector, Woman with the Iceberg Eyes traces the fascinating story of an Edwardian lady after whom Oriana Ridge, Antarctica, is named.

20 years, 95 miles, 185 million years: A celebration of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

[Online] From vast deserts, deep oceans to dinosaur-filled swamps, the Jurassic Coast is one of the world's greatest geological wonders. By showcasing the hidden clues, this extraordinary story will be revealed.

Use geography: careers in research and further study

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

Permafrost Environments and the Implications of Arctic Climate Change

This session will examine the distinctive characteristics and diverse landforms associated with areas of ice-rich permafrost.

Students on Ice - Emma Denton

[Online] Emma will discuss her expedition journey from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, across the Davis Strait to Resolute, Nunavut.

Regional innovation systems within a transitional context - Dr Wenying Fu

[Online] What does innovation look like under state control? Dr Wenying Fu explores the state-market nexus using case studies from the electronics industry in China.

Into the Abode of Death - crossing of the Empty Quarter of Arabia - Mark Evans

[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.

Use geography: careers in transport and infrastructure

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.
 

The Broads: Landscape and History - Tom Williamson

[Online] The artificially created national park of the Broads has a fascinating history. This Lecture delves into its history and archeology to explain its unique qualities.

Inclusive Excellence - Professor Wendy Larner

[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.

Use geography: careers in international development

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.
 

Minus 73 degrees F - Film screening with Q&A with the maker

[Online] Travel 3500 km, by canoe and on skis, along the Kolyma River in Siberia, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, and a place where Stalin placed his worst reputed penal colonies.

 

Simulation and 3D mapping: a point of convergence - Christopher Budas

[Online] A look at the developments in 3D visualisation of geodata and the interactions between the geospatial and simulation communities that are driving new technological developments in this area. Presented by Christopher Budas, Geospatial Scientist at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory.

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

[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.

TeachChat: Embedding careers education into geography

[Online] TeachChats are an informal way to find out more about a variety of aspects associated with teaching geography. This session we will be looking at how best to embed careers education into your teaching in a meaningful and useful way.

Use geography: careers in finance and management consultancy

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

Be Inspired: Genealogy, geography and archives - Chandan Mahal

[Online] This talk recounts how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society's archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage using maps and photographs alongside their own family archives.

Journey of the mask - Chris Rainier

[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.

Economic and social impacts of COVID-19

[Online] A panel featuring contributors to the Geography Directions blog discussing latest geographical research on the economic impacts of COVID-19, with a particular focus on food supply.

Desert exploration for the busy professional - Dr Alan Crofts

[Online] Dr Alan Crofts, an accomplished organiser of independent exploratory expeditions in desert regions, will present an entertaining summary of conducting global expeditions to desert lands.

Communities, conservation and sustainable travel in Africa - Sue Watt

[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.

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.

Landscape of Towers - Clive Dunn

[Online] There are over 250 lost or ruined churches and religious remains in Norfolk. Illustrating these with his sublime photographs, Clive will gives us a tour of these wonderful structures.
 

St Ives: the artists, the fisherfolk and the fishing industry - David Tovey

[Online] In this talk, David will discuss the transition of St Ives, a failing industrial town, into a prime tourist destination, facilitated by the arrival of the artists, the railway and the fishermen.

Use geography: careers in mapping, geographical information and data science

[Online] A careers webinar with insights and advice from professional geographers working in the sector.

Geographical journeys: microlectures

[Online] An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.

Shannon Country: A River Journey Through Time - Paul Clements

[Online] Paul Clements delves into the Shannon heartland on a footstepping quest to recreate the trip of Richard Hayward eighty years earlier.

Living with wildlife - Dr Krithi Karanth

[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.

Urban hope - Andy Lester

[Online] Over three quarters of the UK population live in towns and cities, which are increasingly seen as vital areas for the future of nature. Is there good reason to believe that greening our built landscape will result in a better climate, greater biodiversity and improved mental and physical health?

Geography and History - together stronger, but separate…?

Supporting planning in primary Geography and History to strengthen links between the subjects and amplify learning

Be Inspired: Always ready for an expedition - Natalie Cox

[Online] From expeditions in Africa, through the debating halls of the Royal Geographical Society, to a study in Trieste, this talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton whilst embracing the wider history of 19th century science.
 

Deep water: the story of a flood - Professor Hannah Cloke

[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.

Colonial collections in decolonial times - Paul Basu

[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?

Scrambles amongst the Alps: mountaineering in the 18th and 19th centuries - Andrew Thompson

Why did people in the 18th and 19th centuries become fascinated by high mountains which had previously been regarded as desolate wastelands? What drove them, and especially the English, to risk their lives on perilous first ascents of unclimbed summits?

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?