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We are delighted to share our spring events programme, full of interesting topics, ideas, and insight.
Our Monday night lecture series for Fellows and members kicks off on 11 January with Professor Jay Mistry discussing Indigenous burning practices. Other speakers include Director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer, discussing how the Museum collaborates with a network of communities across the globe; Mark Evans, who retells the journey he and his Omani companions undertook to retrace Bertram Thomas’s footsteps from Salalah to Doha; Dr Krithi Karanth, who will explore the collapse and recovery of wildlife across India over the last two centuries; and Chris Rainier, who has spent 30 years exploring masks of the world, and will explain why humans have worn masks since the dawn of civilisation.
Meanwhile, our Collections-related events include talks on the exploration of the Mongolian steppe by Nick Fielding, a recount of how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society’s archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage by Chandan Mahal, plus the fascinating story of Oriana Wilson CBE, told by Katherine Macinnes.
Our public events this term include our book club which will discuss J.A. Baker's The Peregrine, our travel event will explore ethical wildlife encounters, and we will have an evening full of entertainment and discovery with our geographical microlectures.
Events organised by our regional committees feature Olie Hunter Smart, who walked the length of India, and who will share untold stories of national Independence and Partition; Dr Regan Early, who will explore the exquisite balance of nature in the Yukon; and Dr Caitlin Robinson who discusses energy poverty and justice.
This spring, the Society’s events will be held online and details of how to watch are on each event’s webpage.
Unfortunately, current coronavirus restrictions mean we will not be able to admit an audience to the Ondaatje Theatre to watch our Monday night lectures in person this term. However, all of the lectures will be live streamed and we will let you know when we are able to host a physical audience. Fellows and members can access the live stream of our Monday night lectures by logging in to the Members’ Area and accessing our Livestream page. If you haven't previously logged in, you can set a password using the 'forgotten password' link on the login page.
To find out more about our full online spring programme and book tickets, visit our what’s on page.
The image on this year’s membership card is taken from the Society’s collection of photographs from the 1921 Everest expedition.
Congratulations to all of the geographers who were recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours list, many of whom are Fellows of the Society.
Following on from the government’s announcement yesterday of further coronavirus restrictions across the country, don’t forget that we have a range of resources available to support the teaching and learning of geography at home.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with BBC Radio 4 on a new radio series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, which showcases 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is placing on the Earth.
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