Other events you may be interested in

Collections film evening

View a selection of short films from our globe-spanning collection showcasing a unique record of 20th-century life on Earth, includes Q+A.

Be Inspired: The spell of far Arabia - Alexander Maitland

Alexander tells the fascinating story of Wilfred Thesiger’s classic book, and the inspirations and preparations for Thesiger’s exploration of the Empty Quarter and surrounding deserts.

Be Inspired: The Royal Geographical Society explorer’s watches

From the Arctic to the Antarctic via the Sahara and the Central Lakes of Africa, these watches were used by almost all the well-known explorers of the period including Joseph Thomson, Ernest Shackleton and Col. P Fawcett.

A Traveller’s Life: Eric Newby

A first opportunity to see original archive material, photographs and artefacts from the Society’s newly accessioned Eric Newby Collection.