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Our Director Professor Joe Smith discusses his plans to take the Society forward over the coming years in an episode of ‘Direct Talk’, aired by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK World.

A family connection to Shackleton in Punta Arenas, Chile

With the help of the Chilean Government Shackleton organised two rescue attempts for the relief of the men on Elephant Island from Punta Arenas, Chile.

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2017 medals and awards presented Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Lindsey Hilsum were presented with the Society’s two Royal Medals at an awards ceremony yesterday evening. These are part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.

Visit the Foyle Reading Room

Plan a visit to the Foyle Reading Room to consult and research items in our Collections.