7 July 2019
Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
From £10.50 per person for RGS-IBG members, prices vary.
From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, in this talk Professor Lewis Dartnell reveals the Earth’s impact on the shape of human civilizations, as discussed in his book, Origins: How the Earth made us.
When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.
In this talk, astrobiologist and broadcaster Lewis Dartnell will tell us the ultimate origin story. We’ll journey billions of years into our planet’s distant past, where history becomes science. There we’ll see the vast web of connections that underwrites the modern world – and explore how it can help us face the challenges of the future.
A long-held dream, a brave pony, a loyal dog, rolling fells, crystal clear rivers, lush woodlands, wild camping, lovely people, high mountain tops and rocky mountain passes... all in the UK Lake District.
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This talk examines the pace of retreat of the whole ice sheet, focusing on past environments in northwest England in order to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics up to 28,000 years ago.
20 June 2019
Archivist Eugene Rae will select some unique artefacts from the Society's Collections and will be joined by one of the Mountain Heritage Trust curators.
25 July 2019
Join us to celebrate the launch of a new permanent display about Ruskin's geology, with a talk by the exhibition curator.
8 August 2019
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