'Some of the Zanzibar and other natives of Mr Henry Morton Stanley's party, sketched at the Government House, Cape Town'. By Catherine France Frere.
To mark Black History Month, we will be sharing a range of content by and related to Black geographers who have a connection to the Society and who have contributed to a better understanding of our world.
During October we will be making three of our Monday night lectures free to view for a week at a time.
Professor Patricia Daley discusses navigating a career in geography as a Black British woman, researching refugee migration in Africa, in her lecture Uncharted: a Black woman’s journey through the discipline of geography. This will be free to view from Monday 11 October.
Dr Caroline Bressey explores the presence and diverse experiences of Black people in the multicultural city of London, from barmaids to servants, nurses and labourers, through asylum archives, family history and the press. Her lecture, Black Victorians and multicultural London 1850-1950, will be available to view from Monday 18 October.
Dr Patricia Noxolo will be discussing her one-year engagement project, CARICUK, in our Monday night lecture to Fellows and members on Monday 11 October. CARICUK challenges geography educators, at all levels, to think differently about race. Her lecture, Creative approaches to race and in/security in the Caribbean and the UK, will be made publicly available from Monday 25 October.
We’re also launching a new online exhibition, The lost voices in the archives, which is based on the research of Dr Kate Simpson, who used the Society’s Collections to identify the African men and women in the expeditions of David Livingstone. The exhibition aims to acknowledge the work of numerous African people who made countless Western journeys to the continent in the 19th and early 20th centuries possible.
The Society has contributed content to a new smartphone app, launched by Ordnance Survey (OS), that aims to get more of us outdoors and enjoying the UK.
This autumn, Society Fellow, reporter and presenter, Tom Heap, is touring the UK with a talk that explores 39 ideas that could address climate change.
Sunday 26 September is National Get Outside Day – an opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors and inspire the nation to get outside more often.
In preparation for the Society’s upcoming fieldwork grants deadlines, we are running a series of free webinars for students looking to secure funding for fieldwork in 2022.
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