Following a Monday night lecture on the Society’s amazing film archive, the extensive collection of films is now available for everyone to watch online.
The Society has an extensive collection of films, housed at the British Film Institute (BFI), which represent a unique record of British scientific exploration and geographical documentary film-making from 1922 to 1979. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the BFI has been digitising the Society’s film collection, and all the films are now available to watch on the BFI online player.
Accompanying the digitisation of the film collection are two upcoming events showcasing featured expeditions.
On Friday 17 November, the Society will screen John Noel’s 1922 film of the second attempt to summit Everest. This includes footage of the journey from Darjeeling to Tibet, the first film of Tibetans, and the climb itself. The screening will be accompanied by a silent film musician and followed by a Q+A.
And on Monday 20 November, there will be a Be Inspired Collections talk where Dr Jonathan Westway will explore the world of Sir Clarmont Skrine – Society Fellow, British diplomat and talented amateur film-maker – whose films are held in the Collections.
Explore the collection on the BFI Player
International broadcaster Zeinab Badawi and Nick Westcott of the Royal African Society explore how we need to look in unexpected places to discover Africa's contemporary reality.
28 October 2019
Join us for an evening of inspiration and entertainment as six new generation speakers have just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.
4 March 2019
Alexander von Humboldt is the great lost scientist. Historian Andrea will talk about how his ideas
revolutionised science and why he is the forgotten father of environmentalism.
15 February 2016
Dr Kenneth Y T Lim is a Research Scientist at the National Institute of Education in Singapore.
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