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Lake pollution has profound impacts on ecological structure, function, and overall biodiversity. How and why do lakes tip into polluted states, and how easily can they recover?
Join us for the Society’s annual Children’s lecture.
The first global stocktake of the UN’s critical Paris deal concludes at COP28 in December. Join our expert panel to mark the international community’s climate homework.
The artists Susie Hamilton, Naja Abelsen and Eleanor Havsteen-Franklin discuss their exhibition which explores Inuit culture, environmental concerns, and the Arctic expeditions undertaken by their forefathers in Greenland.
Heritage destruction in active conflict zones has increasingly gained global attention, particularly since the rise of social media, portable and widely accessible means of recording and distributing imagery and the very public targeting of high-profile sites such as the Buddhas of Bamiyan and the Temple of Bell in Palmyra.
Extinction documents over 130 species of extinct and threatened animals and plants to generate an overview of the accelerating loss of biodiversity.
A source-to-sea journey along the Tigris, through the birthplace of civilisation in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, investigating the environmental and geopolitical challenges that threaten the future of this once-great river.
Facing the difficult truths of the climate emergency: apocalyptic disaster or transformational moment in history? - Dr Caroline Hickman
Apocalyptic disaster or transformational moment in history? Conversations about climate change bring us face to face with feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty but are also essential if we are to develop the emotional resilience that humanity needs to face this uncertain future.
The Great Spine of Africa expeditions work with community members and multidisciplinary teams to traverse thousands of kilometres of rivers never scientifically documented. Part of the Explore festival.
Dr Simon Walmsley, Marine Chief Adviser at WWF-UK, will discuss the United Nations High Seas Treaty.
A wild future: how do we secure genuinely exciting wilderness expeditions for young people - Honor Wilson-Fletcher MBE
How do we responsibly ensure that young people have fairer access to the transformative impact of expeditions with purpose? Part of the Explore festival.
Touring Britain in the 1950s: the adventures of postcolonial Indian travellers - Professor Uma Kothari
This story of the adventures of two Indian travellers on a road trip round Britain in 1955 reveals how their touristic desires and itineraries were influenced by, and challenged, colonialism.