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Monday night lecture

Everest24 anniversary lecture

Join us for an evening exploring the 1924 attempted ascent of Everest and the transformations in climbing today.

Lecture

Precision in place-names: the problem of orthography at the Royal Geographical Society

Beth will explore how the Society tackled the question of how to spell place names in the late 19th century, highlighting the fundamental tensions between institutional authority and individual expertise.

Lecture

Beavers in Dorset: Dorset Wildlife Trust's Beaver Project

In this presentation, Stephen Oliver will tell the fascinating story of how the beavers have settled into their Dorset home and explain how these unique mammals can play a vital role in river ecology and nature-based solutions to flooding, pollution and species loss.

Monday night lecture

What has been happening in Iceland?

Iceland has been in the news over the past few months because of another 'Icelandic eruption'. The one in 2010 caused travel chaos. What can we expect in the future?

Lecture

Fallen: an archival exhumation

Mick Conefrey, the author of Fallen, the new biography of George Mallory, talks about researching his Everest books and documentaries at the Society, and the crucial importance of archival research.

Webinar

Applying the lessons from international disaster response to domestic major incidents

An expert panel will discuss the links, similarities, and differences between local and international policies and guidelines for disaster risk management and disaster response.

Monday night lecture

Traditional remedies: herbalism and magic in 19th century Myanmar

This lecture explores how in the 19th century physical and mental illnesses were treated with herbal remedies gathered in the since decimated forests of Myanmar and with magic potions, prepared by spirit specialists.

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Sewage pollution: our problem, our solution

Sewage is making the headlines and is one of four top election topics. Find out how local activism and a Southern Water pathfinder project have come together to find solutions and generate new, positive interactions within the local community.

Monday night lecture

Planet Hope podcast live, brought to you by The Times and Rolex

Adam Vaughan, Times Environment Editor, speaks to Denica Riadini-Flesch to discover how regenerative farm-to-closet supply chains in the textile industry is helping to address environmental and social problems.

Lecture

Climate change: will business save the planet, and how will that happen?

Join Professor Chris Higson of the London Business School for an authoritative survey of the already extensive engagement of business with the climate change agenda and the broader issue of sustainability; and hear about what business schools, as the trainers of present and future business leaders, are saying to business.

Webinar

Ground truths: exploring the essentials of land referencing

This webinar, hosted by the Society of Land Referencers (SoLR), will introduce and explain the profession of Land Referencing, the processes involved within it, its significance to planning and development and how this relates to those with an interest in geography.

Monday night lecture

Is a single map enough exploration for an entire lifetime?

How well do those of us who dream of exploration know the place we live? Global traveller Alastair Humphreys spent a year exploring his local map, helping him connect with nearby nature.