10 October 2019
Lecture spaces are limited, book in advance.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Places are limited. Please book in advance.
Professor Simon Schaffer is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
Isaac Newton never went to sea, but maritime affairs played an important role in his career, in studies ranging from resistance to the movement of hulls to the vexed problems of longitude determination. These techniques were mapped out by E.G.R. Taylor in her history of navigation, The Haven-Finding Art.
The lecture traces these interests, and uses them to replace Newton and his enterprises in the cultures of geography and navigation that helped encourage work in the mathematical sciences and natural philosophy in Baroque England.
Stay for supper at the Society after Professor Simon Schaffer's lecture.
10 October 2019
Landlines is an art exhibition curated by, and showcasing artists from, The Wilderness Art Collective, a non-profit group of creatives, artists, explorers and environmentalists whose work discusses the natural world.
Photo credit: Eva Ullrich
4 September 2019
Adam Weymouth tells the story of canoeing 2,000 miles down the Yukon River, investigating how the king salmon's decline is impacting on the many communities and ecosystems that depend on it for survival.
7 October 2019
Join us for GIS Day 2019, in partnership with Esri UK. School groups will be shown how they can use ArcGIS in the classroom.
19 November 2019
Far from being a space de-tethered from the material world, the internet has a very real geography. Mark explores why digital geographies matter, and how we can build more equitable digital futures.
25 November 2019
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