25 February 2019
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
From £5.00 per person Spaces limited. Book in advance.
Marking the 300th anniversary of Defoe's classic, Alexander Maitland sketches the life and adventures of the original Robinson Crusoe, and revisits the landscapes and people of Mas a Tierra in the Juan Fernandez Islands off Chile where Alexander Selkirk was marooned from 1704-1709.
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The Universe, as documented through the Society’s Collections, ranging from early depictions of the moon and stars in 16th century Cosmographia to images documenting NASA’s Apollo missions of the 1970s, and beyond.
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