Featured image: The Irving Trust Company Building, New Yok, 1931, RGS-IBG

Upcoming Collections event

Be Inspired: Madrid: midnight city - Helen Crisp

[Online] An introduction to the vibrant and energetic city that remains an enigma to many outsiders.

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Be Inspired: Shackleton’s ghost writer: are authorship standards always important? - Art Gertel

Using the historical drama of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance voyage and subsequent publications, Art Gertel will juxtapose authorship criteria between popular and scientific/medical literature.

A look at the background to the British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s and at the expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924. Illustrated by archives, artefacts and photographs from the Collections of the Society.

Be Inspired: Kalli on the ship - Peter Martin

This lecture examines the circumstances surrounding the abduction of Kallihirua, a member of the Inughuit community of Northern Greenland who was visited by the crew of the Assistance during the 1850–51 Franklin Search Expedition. 

Antipodes on the page - Eugene Rae

Antipodes on the page looks at the European encounter with Australia and New Zealand from the early navigators and first colonists through to the period of inland exploration.