6 December 2019
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Free for members and students, tickets £5. Spaces are limited, book in advance.
To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, and the recent donation of his archives to the Society, 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.
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 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
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.
23 March 2020
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