From California, via Japan to the Antarctic, Anne Strathie follows the creator of some of the 20th century’s most iconic images. Anne’s biography of Ponting is published this year and joins her earlier biography of Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers.
Featured image: Photograph by Herbert Ponting, 1910–1913 (RGS-IBG S0000106)
[Online] Emily will explore the connections between the Society and the Société de Géographie de Paris over the later 19th century.
15 November 2021
This talk recounts how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society's archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage.
1 March 2021
In his new history of the exploration of the steppes, Nick Fielding shows that there is a hidden and far more diverse history for this vast region that is commonly known in the West.
25 January 2021
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.
2 November 2020
The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre. It was Gotham's defining decade.
19 October 2020
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