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We are delighted to share our autumn events programme for 2022, full of interesting topics, ideas, and insight.
Our Monday night lecture series for Fellows and Members returns on 19 September with Professor Tom Spencer, Professor Barbara Brown and Dr Sarah Hamylton discussing the world’s first major expedition on coral reefs.
In December’s series finale, Sir Michael Palin will recount his journey along River Tigris from its source to shore.
Other speakers include Dr Tom Matthews who has just returned from installing a weather station at the top of Everest, Tom Heap and Dr Tamsin Edwards revealing the process behind the making of their landmark BBC radio series, 39 ways to save the planet.
We have also organised a number of Monday Night Lecture suppers throughout the term - so why not stay and meet other members and their guests on 19 September, 7 November and 5 December?
If you're not already a Fellow or Member, why not join the Society today and make sure you don't miss out?
Many of our Collections-related events this autumn are linked to the Society’s exhibition, Everest through the lens, marking the centenary of the Everest expeditions in the 1920s. The exhibition explores how Captain John Noel’s films shaped the popular image of the mountain while sometimes obscuring the role of local intermediaries.
Events include an illustrated talk by Dr Jan Faull on the production, technology and presentation of films made on successive Everest expeditions between 1922 and 1953 and a panel discussion on how the expeditions were documented and recorded.
Events organised by our regional committees feature Jennifer Barclay recounting an adventurous exploration of the Dodecanese islands of the South Aegean; Paul Davies on Devon's links to the heroic age of Antarctic exploration (drawing on new research on Scott's and Shackleton's expeditions); and Carol Cairns and Anthony Browne exploring the UK water industry’s response to climate change.
In addition, Emily Penn and Sally Earthrowl begin their regional theatres tour of the UK, sharing their adventures connecting scientific insights from eXXpedition to upstream solutions on land.
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Fifty years ago today, Commander Neil Armstrong, Col. Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Lt. Col. Michael Collins successfully completed the first mission to land a person on the moon.
20 July 2019
As part of our work to highlight the benefits of studying geography at all levels and to promote the wide range of careers that geography can lead to, we hold regular Going Places events for Year 9 and Year 12 students.
10 August 2018
Supports research to further the understanding of caves and the technologies employed to enter and explore them.
Learn how Leila Donn created a visualisation to predict where caves could be found at several Mayan archaeological sites
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