kcwc General Meeting with guest speaker

Join kcwc at our 9 January, 13 February and 5 March General Meetings, with prominent guest speakers and exhibitors.
 

What the traveller saw: the photographs of Eric Newby

This exhibition displays a selection of stunning photographs from Newby’s travels.

Everest: a reconnaissance

An exhibition of the first platinum prints to be created from the original 1921 negatives housed at the Society, including photographs by George Mallory. 

Conserving wild coffee in Ethiopia’s Montare Forest - Professor Adrian Wood

This talk explores how Huddersfield researchers have helped communities come to manage their forests sustainably and maintain resources unique to Ethiopia. 

Women’s resistance to large scale gold-mining in Latin America - Dr Katy Jenkins

Drawing on qualitative feminist research with women anti-mining activists in Latin America, this presentation explores the concept of ‘development’ through the lens of large-scale resource extraction.

Oil spills: major environmental disaster or local inconvenience? Dr Simon Boxall

An opportunity to hear the accomplished Dr Simon Boxall talking about oil spills in the sea and their consequences.

Portraits of No Man’s Land - Dr Alasdair Pinkerton and Dr Noam Leshem

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

Culture.Critical: Creativity in a time of climate emergency

Connecting cultural and creative practitioners, funders, policy-makers and the scientific community to explore what is being asked of us in response to the climate emergency.
 

‘The lines, which are so very fine’ - Dr Katy Barrett

‘The lines, which are so very fine’: John Harrison, William Hogarth and the trouble with drawing a line of Longitude. Katy considers how a clockmaker and an engraver played their parts in how the longitude problem was solved on paper, in London, before it could ever be resolved at sea.

Monday night supper - 2 March 2020

Stay for supper at the Society after Dr Katy Barrett's lecture, ‘The lines, which are so very fine’, and meet other members and their guests.

Be Inspired: Fighting the evils of the Nile slave trade in Victorian times - David Baker

A story of courage, compassion and endurance. In 1869 the explorer Sir Samuel Baker FRGS was commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt, “To supress the slave trade”.

Mountain biking the Continental Divide - Davy Patterson

Davy will talk about his experiences on the Tour Divide, a cycle event along the Rockies from Canada to the Mexican border in which no outside assistance is allowed.

Conference - Fieldwork and Independent Investigation with ArcGIS Online

The conference will focus on the use of ArcGIS for fieldwork and the A Level Independent Investigation. It is run in partnership with Esri UK and will be led by their education team.

Rapid deglaciation in west Antarctica: drivers and impacts - Professor James Scourse

A talk illustrated by stunning photographs and video footage of the ongoing ICEBERGS project led by Professor James Scourse in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey and UK and Chilean university groups.

Water security in Ethiopia - Dr Katrina Charles

This talk brings together Katrina's research on water security, sanitation and poverty, particularly in developing countries.
 

What fate for the ice sheets? - Dr Tamsin Edwards

Greenland and Antarctica are distant, unfamiliar places. We hear of giant icebergs breaking away, glaciers crumbling: but how much we do know about the fate of these great ice sheets?

Adventures in the Andes - Dr Kate Rawles

From Colombia to Cape Horn, Kate undertook this epic journey to inspire action on this hugely important but relatively neglected environmental challenge. 

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East skied across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.

Radical sustainability in cities: thinking outside the box - Dr Richard Armitage and Dr Mike Hardman

This talk will explore some radical solutions to enhancing urban sustainability through the creation of more greenspace and the development of urban agriculture. 

The precious diamondiferous cargo of volcanoes - Wolfgang Maier

Part of the School of Ocean and Environmental Sciences' series on Volcanoes - all you need to know! 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training

A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.

Zimbabwe: Living on the Edge

Living on the edge, without the rule of law, is unimaginable to most people in the western world.  We take it for granted.  What is it like?  We have a fantastic line up of speakers to illustrate from hard personal experiences, the deplorable terror-situation that results from lack of rule of law, and how they fight on to achieve a just and better future for the people of Zimbabwe. 

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East skied across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.
 

Listed buildings in conservation areas - John Moriarty (chair)

CANCELLED: Debate on the topic 'This house believes the Planning (listed building and conservation areas) Act 1990 preserves our past but denies our future'.

Microplastics in aquatic ecosystems: how can we mitigate them? Serena Cunsolo

From land to oceans – how do microplastics make their way to the aquatic ecosystems and how can we mitigate them?
 

EVC update workshop - March 2020

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.

Leading together: a conference for Heads of Geography

Aimed at both new and established Heads of Geography, this conference provides a range of sessions to support and develop the key skills needed to successfully run a department.

Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival

Selected from over a hundred entries from film-makers around the globe, Wilderland is back for its second year touring the very best of the world’s short wildlife films. 

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East skied across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole. 
 

Geographical journeys: microlectures

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

Imago Mundi: space, time and symbolism in medieval Christian world maps - Professor Philip Alexander

This illustrated talk will explore the mental maps of medieval Christians through the great medieval Christian world maps.

The Great British Family Business

A celebration of the contribution of family firms to the economy and communities throughout the UK
 

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East skied across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole. 

Transform MedEd 2020

Transform MedEd 2020 is a premier international medical education conference which has transformation as its core theme.

Members' social

Enjoy a buffet meal with other Fellows and members and, if you wish, bring some pictures, maps or other memories of your travels.

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

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. DEFRA’s Chief Scientific Adviser explains how this can be done.

Why geographers should join the rebellion - Zion Lights

The 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture will be presented by Zion Lights from Extinction Rebellion. 

The science of climate change communication - Asher Minns

Asher is the Executive Director of the Tyndall Centre at UEA and is a science communicator who specialises in knowledge transfer of climate change research to audiences outside of academia. 

John Ruskin and the geology of the hills

Exhibition about John Ruskin and the geology of the hills, displayed in the Blue Gallery.

Scrambles amongst the Alps - Andrew Thompson

Why did people in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries become fascinated by high mountains which had previously been regarded as desolate wastelands?

Planning, localism and institutional change in the UK since 2010 - Dr Alex Nurse

The talk explores how the governance framework for and of cities has changed in recent years, and what effects this has had on the distribution of power and resources within cities.

Going places with geography (year 9)

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject and progression. Our Geography Ambassadors will run a day of informative, interactive and fun sessions at the Society in London.

‘FT for schools’ talk and workshop for teachers

The Society and the FT are offering geography teachers a rare opportunity to visit the FT’s headquarters to learn more about the FT for schools programme.

Changeboard Future Talent conference 2020: Purpose, Meaning & Culture

The must-attend event for senior HR and business leaders. Join 700 of your peers for an immersive day designed to provoke and support your own personal and organisational evolution.
 

Geographical lates: British landscapes

Every landscape has a story to tell, and Britain has many landscapes.

Caring for our common home

This conference looks at why and how we should respond to envionmental change, with reference to science and society as well as the moral dimensions of climate change.

Using geographical knowledge in legal settings

A half-day workshop bringing together geographers and aligned scholars from the natural and social sciences who want to learn and think more about using geographical knowledge in legal settings.

Living with Wildlife - Dr Krithi Karanth

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.

Be Inspired: Bloody ivory: artistic endeavour to endangered species - David Hogg

David demonstrates how the investigation of an ivory casket held at the V&A leads to fundamental questions
on the ivory trade and the future of African and Asian elephants.

Smart and sustainable cities in the era of big data - Dr Philip James

Spatial big data, generated from in-situ sensors, connected autonomous vehicles, phones and people has the potential to revolutionise the way we understand and make decisions in our cities. 

Marine biodiversity - factoring in resilience to climate change - David Johnson

A decade of identifying significant areas for marine biodiversity and the urgency of factoring in resilience to climate change.

Year 12 geography at university

These events provide sixth form students with the experience to bridge the gap between school and university and explore what studying geography at university level is like.

The journey of the mask - Chris Rainier

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.

Monday night supper- 30 March 2020

Stay for supper at the Society after Chris Rainer's lecture, The journey of the mask, and meet other members and their guests.

Delivering multiple co-benefits in Blue-Green Cities

Explore the benefits of and barriers to blue-green cities in this discussion forum for professionals, policy-makers and researchers working on flood resilience and urban development.

On the trail of the Titans - Eleanor Drinkwater

Eleanor will talk about the recent expedition with ecologist Laura Kor and cameraman Chris Guggiari-Peel which set out to track the world’s biggest beetle and learn about the invertebrate trade.

Wild: life and landscape - Ben Osborne

Award-winning photographer, Ben Osborne, reflects on a lifetime of travelling the world and photographing some of the most remote locations on the planet.

Building and deploying DIY web-connected field sensors and data loggers

Led by Dr Mark Mulligan from King’s College London, this full day workshop covers how to design, build and code your own DIY sensors and data loggers. Whether you want to monitor rivers, climate, soil, biodiversity, people or whatever you can think of, this is the event for you.

Map, chart, slide and artefacts evening

A chance to hear members' own stories, talking for ten minutes about their travels, treasurers and experiences.

The native daffodils of Snowdonia - Rob Collister

Discover the native daffodils of Snowdonia National Park in full bloom in this easy stroll.

The killer question

Join a panel of experts to discuss our understating of outbreaks such as influenza, Ebola, Zika and coronavirus, and the role geographers play in preparing for pandemics.

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole. 

Tackling the climate and housing crises through community-led living - Professor Paul Chatterton

The co-founder of Low Impact Living Affordable Community (Lilac) reflects on life with over fifty neighbours over six years, where residents experiment with living in an affordable, co-operative home ownership community made from straw and wood.

Be Inspired: Building climate resilience from past experiences - Neil MacDonald

Historical records provide valuable information detailing how past communities have responded and adapted to extreme weather events, which can inform future responses.

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston, and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East skied across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.

Dangerous neighbours: living alongside erupting volcanoes - Jenni Barclay

Part of the Cardiff University School of Ocean and Environmental Sciences series on Volcanoes - all you need to know!

Using Earth Observation data in your teaching

This session is aimed at teachers who are interested in using Earth Observation data in the classroom.

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.
 

Out of thin air

Exhibition of new mountainscapes of Nepal and India with archival exhibition of photographs from the Society’s Collections.

Out of Thin Air film screening

Private view of exhibition and first screening of Out of Thin Air documentary film by Jack Hextall.

Negative emissions: removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - Professor Rachael James

Paris Agreement goals cannot be achieved without active removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This talk presents some of the new technologies that are emerging for carbon dioxide removal.

Polar exposure: the women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.

Talking about geography with geographers

Come along and enjoy an informal evening of networking and short presentations for everyone interested in geography. Additional presenters welcome.

Unearthing hidden secrets from the ocean mud - Dr Fabienne Marret-Davies

Looking into the past helps us understand our current and future situation. The talk will focus on how well-preserved palaeoceanographic indicators have helped to refine understanding of past climates, including resolving the Noah’s flood debate.

Africa's forgotten frontiers: the Sahel - Reza Pakravan

Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share stories of the tense frontiers, enduring traditions and ordinary people living where climate change has hit the hardest: the Sahel.

Communities, conservation and sustainable travel in Africa - Sue Watt

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.

USA coast to coast to coast by Harley Davidson - Norman Harris

A travelogue of Norman's solo 9000 mile ride from Philadelphia to San Francisco. 

Sun, sand and survival - Kit Maxwell

Join veteran desert explorer Kit Constable Maxwell for an adventure across the Algerian desert, meeting the fascinating Touareg people in their home region.

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2020

A supportive and friendly event for PhD students to present their work and meet others working in related fields. This interdisciplinary event is an excellent place to get feedback on your work, network, and practice your presentation skills.

Sitopia: the hidden power of food - Carolyn Steel

Food shapes our lives and the hidden costs of cheap industrial food are destroying us and our planet; yet by valuing food again, we can harness its power to create a better world.

 

Thin Ice - Tim Jarvis

Having retraced Shackleton’s 1916 survival journey, Tim explains how South Georgia’s glacial melt over the past 100 years has confirmed the importance of Shackletonian leadership in tackling climate change and given rise to his VR project ‘Thin Ice’.

Monday night supper- 4 May 2020

Stay for supper at the Society after Thin Ice, a lecture given by Tim Jarvis, and meet other members and their guests.

Be Inspired: Woman with the Iceberg Eyes - Katherine Macinnes

Woman with the iceberg eyes traces the fascinating story of an Edwardian lady for whom Oriana Ridge, Antarctica, is named.

Desert exploration for the busy professional - Dr Alan Crofts

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.

Navigating our way towards a plastic free ocean - Emily Penn

Emily Penn is an ocean advocate and skipper. Having spent a decade at sea, she will share her adventures from her latest expedition 'Round the world' and her insights in developing upstream solutions.

Revolutionary ride - Lois Pryce

Annual dinner and talk. Author and travel writer, Lois Pryce tells how she embarked upon a 3000 mile motorcycle ride around the Islamic Republic of Iran.

No place like home - Professor Joe Smith

Humanity’s tenure on Earth has had very far-reaching consequences. Joe charts the past, present and future of environmental ideas and actions to help find a way through these difficult times.

Where the animals go - Dr James Cheshire

James Cheshire talks through the fascinating stories of animal behaviour, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.

Volcanoes and human history - Caroline Williams and Cathy Cashman

Part of the Cardiff University School of Ocean and Environmental Sciences series on Volcanoes - all you need to know!

Off-site safety management

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.

Spatial Data Science Conference

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.

Next generation utilities - Adrian Hale and Richard Woodling

The evening will comprise presentations from Adrian Hale (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council) and Richard Woodling (Ordnance Survey) on mapping developments in support of infrastructure planning for 5G connectivity.

Sitopia: the hidden power of food - Carolyn Steel

Food shapes our lives and the hidden costs of cheap industrial food are destroying us and our planet; yet by valuing food again, we can harness its power to create a better world.

Mountain rescues from history

Revisit dramatic mountain rescues from the UK and abroad from the historic collections of the Mountain Heritage Trust. 

Geographical lates: 200 years of Antarctic exploration

 Join us for the evening to learn more about Antarctica’s unique geopolitical situation.

Romantic ruins, poisonous past - Vivienne Crow

Whilst Gunnerside Gill looks idyllic, it hasn't always been so peaceful! Explore the lead mining history, the poisonous processes, and look at the legacy left behind by this once-deadly industry.

Chartered Geographer networking event

A networking evening for all Chartered Geographers, and other professionals using geography in the workplace.

Digital transformation through geography and GIS - Adrian Friend CGeog (GIS)

An exploration of the transformative power of geography to unlock huge potential in public and private organisations across the UK, realising the potential of geospatial data for the UK economy.

Monday night supper - 18 May 2020

Stay for supper at the Society after Digital transformation through geography and GIS, a lecture given by Adrian Friend CGeog(GIS), and meet other members and their guests.

On View: The antipodes unveiled - Eugene Rae

A lavish display of material from the RGS-IBG library depicting Australia and New Zealand supported by maps, photographs, archives and artefacts.

Year 12 geography at university

These events provide sixth form students with the experience to bridge the gap between school and university and explore what studying geography at university level is like.

Finding gold - Vincent Thurkettle

Vincent Thurkettle became fascinated with searching for natural gold after studying geology. Then he met a gold prospector and never looked back.

Members' and Fellows' show and tell

An evening of ten minute presentations, comprising maximum of 12 images, on specialist subjects or places visited near and far.

HMS Endurance in Antarctica - Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

HMS Endurance in Antarctica: Nick takes a trip down memory lane with some reflections on the vitality of the marine environment.

Ernest Shackleton: the man and the myth - Stephen Scott-Fawcett

Polar historian, Stephen Scott-Fawcett, talks about the myth and the reality of Sir Ernest Shackleton. 

Forbidden travel

Join us for an evening of armchair travel as we transport ourselves to unusual destinations that are now off limits to tourists.
 

Nature writing book club: Dancing with bees

Join us as we discuss Brigit Strawbridge Howard's passionate dive into the world of bees of all stripes.  

Rock and roll - Chris Speight

The Tees was once a source of industry powering the people and fortunes of this area. Discover the hidden histories and find out how people have used and exploited it over time.

Annual reception

Join us to celebrate another sucessful year for the Society.

Rewilding - the debate continues

A panel of experts and local specialists will look to move the debate forward from last year’s discussion of what rewilding meant to consider what could and perhaps should be done to facilitate rewilding in Nidderdale. 

What makes a 'successful rural community'? - David Jackman

This is an interactive workshop, part of a BSI study into how communities can be strengthened or re-built.

Be Inspired: Always ready for an expedition - Natalie Cox

This talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton, 1821-1890, as we celebrate his bicentenary.

It's the end of the world as we know it - Matt Winning

A comedy lecture about how we cope with climate change and what we can do about it, from the 'attractively impish' (Guardian) environmental researcher and comedian, Dr Matt Winning.

MOVE – Management of Visit Emergencies 2020

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.

Conference - Fieldwork and Independent Investigation with ArcGIS Online

The conference will focus on the use of ArcGIS for fieldwork and the A Level Independent Investigation. It is run in partnership with Esri UK and will be led by their education team.

Why geography is crucial to understanding the sinking of the Mary Rose in 1545 - Dr Dominic Fontana

This talk explains how and why local geographical factors were crucial in influencing a battle which determined the fate of the English crown and the subsequent history of the nation.
 

Day break on the Carneddau - Rob Collister

An unforgettable experience for adventurous types: join esteemed alpinist Rob Collister MBE for an overnight walk over the lesser-known Carneddau mountains of Snowdonia, to greet the morning sun. 

Earth photo

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity.

Somerset Rural Life Museum and Glastonbury Tor - Les Davies MBE

A guided visit to the Rural Life Museum followed by an ascent of Glastonbury Tor.

Kents Cavern and Babbacombe - Pat Wilson

Based on the Discovering Britain "Coves and Cliffs" walk, starting with an underground visit to Kents Cavern.
 

One man’s climb: a journey of trauma, tragedy and triumph on K2 - Adrian Hayes

Record-breaking adventurer, author and speaker, Adrian Hayes, presents the story of his attempts to climb the world’s notorious second highest mountain, and the book that arose from his journey.

Wilding the Nar Valley on the Westacre Estate - Fraser Bradbury

In this walk, guided by Fraser Bradbury, you will see the first stages of wood pasture restoration in this woodland and wetland site.

Participatory geographies away weekend

We welcome anybody practicing or interested in collaborative research to attend. During the weekend we shall have time to share ideas and to work through challenges we’re facing; to think and write; and to walk, relax and cook together.

Two woods on the summer solstice - Martin Haslett

Join Martin Haslett as he leads a three mile walk between two community woodlands, which both encourage wildlife and engage the local community.

Summer garden party

A reception and dinner will be followed by live music and dancing.

The Rochdale Nine - Mike Redfern

A 1.5 mile guided walk through Manchester along the Rochdale Canal from Piccadilly to Castlefield, discovering the history, the architecture and the personalities of the world’s first industrial city.

It's the end of the world as we know it - Matt Winning

A comedy lecture about how we cope with climate change and what we can do about it, from the environmental researcher and comedian, Dr Matt Winning.

Expedition medicine training

A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival returns for a celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration.

Climate change and you

Join our panel during London Climate Action Week to discuss the risks to the UK of a world that’s three degrees warmer.

Brantwood fluttery event - Martin Tordoff

Examine the light traps of Brantwood for an interesting array of summer moth species.
 

Guided butterfly walk

Guided butterfly walk covering a range of habitats in the Brantwood gardens.

Discovering Dolgellau: the natural and cultural history of Snowdonia - Rhys Gwynn

Join Rhys Gwynn for a botanical stroll amongst the wildflower-rich meadows of south Dolgellau. 

Year 12 going places with geography

A day of informative sessions for Year 12 pupils who are considering geography as a career option to find out more about where studying geography can lead.

It's the end of the world as we know it - Matt Winning

A comedy lecture about how we cope with climate change and what we can do about it, from the environmental researcher and comedian, Dr Matt Winning.

Sustainable urban transport

The panel will discuss the twin imperatives to tackle urban air quality and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in our urban areas.  

Industrial archaeology of Tavistock - Andrew Thompson

Morning talk focuses on Tavistock's role as a gateway to a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, and development of Bedford Cottages and canal. Followed by an afternoon guided walk of the area.

If at first you don’t succeed… Chris Speight

Join us in Kielder. With its lack of crowds, fresh countryside air, secluded waterside bays and huge tree-lined paths you really get the sense you’re the last person on Earth.

Earth Photo: Dalby Forest

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity.

Developed jointly by Forestry England and the Society, Earth Photo aims to enable a better understanding of the world around us, focussing on five themes - people, place, nature, changing forests and climate change.

 

Reaching for the Poles: from Phipps to Fiennes - Eugene Rae

Archivist Eugene Rae selects unique polar artefacts from the RGS-IBG Collections. 

Kingsweston and Blaise Castle Estates - Professor Kathryn Monk

Walk around the estate of the Grade 1 listed Kingsweston House (currently being restored) opening up new vistas. Picnic or café lunch and then onward to the adjacent Blaise Castle Estate, a SSSI and Roman Road.

Wilderness festival

The Society has curated a programme of talks that take you to places across the world from Cornbury Park.

Clough Head and Wainwright - Tim Foster

Join Tim Foster and the Wainwright Society for this ascent and circuit of Clough Head,

Paving the way - Chris Speight

Topped with its weird and wonderful limestone pavement, Malham Cove is one of the most impressive natural features in Yorkshire, so let's delve a little deeper into this wondrous landscape.

Educational Visits Coordinator Training

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