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Browse our in-person and online events, including our Monday night lectures, regional events and teacher CPD sessions. You can also watch a selection of our past talks.




ExhibitionCaptain Scott and group taken on return of Southern Party

Fine art Antarctic photography 1910 to 1917

View some of the most celebrated images taken in the Antarctic in an exhibition showcasing the photography of Frank Hurley and Herbert Ponting.

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Monday night lecture

The future of UK oil

Professor Gavin Bridge will share findings from a four year research project on the changing relations between global oil networks and the UK. 

Monday night lecture

Nine Quarters of Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, what you see and what is true are two different things. Join author Matthew Teller as he deconstructs some myths to show the Holy City in a new light.


High Caucasus: a mountain quest in Russia's haunted hinterland

Based on his 2007/2008 Neville Shulman Challenge Award journey, Tom shares his remarkable thousand-mile quest in search of personal peace - and a greater understanding of the roots of violence in a region whose fate has tragic parallels with the Ukraine of today.

£0.00 - £5.00

School member lecture: beyond sinking islands: climate change geopolitics in the South Pacific

This lecture explores how Tuvaluan climate adaptation and diplomacy has sought to create alternative futures in the South Pacific.


Geographical journeys: microlectures

An informal evening of short illustrated talks packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.

£5.00 - £12.00

A short history of flowers: the stories that make our gardens

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind your favourite garden flowers? How and why, they came to be there or why some cultivars go in and out of favour? Each flower has a story, and in this lecture Advolly Richmond takes you on a global tour of some intriguing, surprising and enriching tales and scenarios.

£8.00 - £12.00

The amazing power of very small teams: from the Polar regions to the Moon and everything in between

From the Wright Brothers, Hillary and Tenzing, and Apollo 13 astronauts, to Gilbert and Sullivan and Abbott and Costello, very small teams have transformed our appreciation of the world.

£0.00 - £5.00
Monday night lecture

Adventure in the Andes: the Life Cycle biodiversity bike ride

Kate cycled the length of South America, following the spine of the Andes on a bamboo bike she built herself, with the aim to explore and champion biodiversity.


How climate change might trigger earthquakes and volcanoes

Earth's climate is changing rapidly, in some areas temperatures are excalating whilst in others there are intense downpours and storms. Research suggests climate changes may also exacerbate dangers beneath the earth's surface and may trigger earthquakes and volcanoes.


Celebrating UN International Day of Forests

To celebrate UN International Day of Forests, join us at Bath's prestigious Holburne Museum for a talk by Oliver Whaley


Antarctica: land of ice and snow

In January 2020 Margie Crawford was a crew member on the square rigged Tall Ship Europa which sailed from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Antarctic. In this talk she discusses her adventures and how she spent three weeks exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.


Behind Everest: Ruth Mallory’s story

This talk will explore Ruth Mallory's story, wife of Everest climber George, and a founder member of the Pinnacle Club, the first all female rock climbing club in Britain.

£0.00 - £5.00