Image: 2021 microlecture speakers
Do you have a geographical 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 our microlecturers in 2022.
Geographical journeys: microlectures is an informal event organised by the Society’s Younger Members’ Committee which aims to inspire, entertain and engage both Society members and the public about our world. Each microlecture 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 Laura Scott who solo cycled 5,500 miles from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea; Alex McDermott who explored COVID’s impact on the River Severn, its people, and the wider environment; and Emma de Heveningham who unpicksed the mystery of her grandfather’s time in South America, tracing his footsteps across a screen with her fingertips. If you’re after inspiration for your talk, watch the previous microlectures.
Application deadline: 31 October 2021
Geographical journeys: microlectures will take place on Thursday 10 March 2022 at 7.00pm.
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.