Featured image: Photograph by Herbert Ponting, 1910–1913 (RGS-IBG S0000106)

Upcoming Collections event

Be inspired: Geraldine Rendel’s trans-Arabian journey in 1937 - William Facey

[Cancelled] Hear from William Facey discussing Geraldine Rendel, the first non-Muslim European woman to travel openly in Saudi Arabia.

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Be Inspired: The relief models of Sir L. Dudley Stamp - George Tobin

George’s talk will explore the fascinating collection of relief models held at the Society which represent a significant component of Stamp’s life work.

Be Inspired: Sir Clements Markham President of the RGS: success or failure? - Isobel Williams

In this talk, Isobel Williams will discuss the life and career of Sir Clements Markham, former President of the Society.

Be Inspired: Unarticulated narratives of women on David Livingstone’s Expeditions - Kate Simpson

Kate explores the RGS-IBG’s digital library to identify the African women in the expeditions of David Livingstone.

Reaching for the Poles: the North Pole - Eugene Rae

From Phipps to Fiennes: a look at some of the explorers who tried to reach the North or South Poles and some who tried to do both.