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Today marks the 80th anniversary of travel writer Eric Newby’s Last Grain Race voyage to Australia

A collection newly acquired by the Society includes photographs and diary entries by one of the world’s first travel writers, Eric Newby, who set sail, aged just 18, from Belfast 80 years ago today for one of the last grain races to Australia.

Introducing the Society's newly digitised film collection, and a deeper look at R.A. Bagnold's 1932 expedition – the first east-west crossing of the Libyan Desert as captured on film.

Programme

Take a look at the programme for the Explore weekend.