25 November 2019
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
To celebrate the support that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given to enable our work, we are pleased to invite you to a celebratory afternoon. The event is free but pre-booking is essential.
The Society has unrivalled Collections linked to the history of geographical exploration. With over two million globes, maps, charts, atlases, photographs and films, amongst other artefacts spanning over 500 years, these tell diverse stories of historical exploration and travel.
Join us for the afternoon as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. From early depictions of the moon and stars in 16th century Cosmographia, to images documenting NASA’s Apollo missions of the 1970s, this afternoon travel across space and time, as documented by the Society’s Collections.
In addition, Colin Stuart, an astronomy journalist, will take you through the universe with his talk Rebel Star, looking at our home star, the sun, and the pivotal role it has for our future existence on Earth.
To celebrate the support that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given to enable our work, we are pleased to invite you to a celebratory afternoon.
25 November 2019
This display reflects the extraordinary kaleidoscope of Newby’s life and times: seaman, soldier (prisoner of war), fashion buyer, travel writer, photographer and first travel editor of a national newspaper.
6 December 2019
This talk will introduce different examples of Indigenous maps in the Society’s collection and discuss the role these maps played in the production of geographical knowledge during the time of the British Empire.
20 January 2020
Join Alasdair MacLeod for an introduction to the Society’s photographic collection.
17 February 2020
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