Do you have a journey you want to share with others? Can you inspire, entertain and engage a public audience? Have you always wanted to speak on the Society’s Ondaatje Theatre stage?
If so, apply now to become one of the speakers in the 2019 Microlectures event.
Geographical journeys – microlectures is an informal event organised by the Society’s Younger Members’ Committee which aims to inspire, entertain and engage the audience of both Society members and the public about our world. Each talk is just 10 minutes long, with an additional five minutes of audience questions, and must have a geographical focus and share aspects of what was learnt on the journey. It’s not an evening for experienced speakers or academic presentations, but a chance for the next generation to try their hand at public speaking.
Last year’s speakers included Charlie Knight who walked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail to raise awareness of mental health; Chaz Powell who walked the length of the Zambezi River and Elspeth Luke who ran Scotland’s watershed in 34 days. If you’re after inspiration for your talk, watch the previous microlectures.
Application deadline: 28 October 2018
Auditions: on Monday evenings throughout November 2018
Geographical journeys – microlectures: Thursday 14 March 2019
All speakers must be over 16 years of age and be a Fellow or member of the Society at the time of the event.
Find out more about the application process.
A series of animations produced by the Society were Highly Commended at the 2018 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.
7 December 2018
Rory recounts the journey with his father through the mountains and valleys, across Hadrian's Wall and housing estates to uncover the "forgotten land" where England meets Scotland, re-evaluating history, geography and life as they go.
23 January 2017
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