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Upcoming Collection's lecture

Be inspired: Dr Edward Wilson: Antarctic explorer and Scott’s confidant and friend - Isobel Williams

[In-person] A look at the life of ornithologist, natural historian, physician and artist Edward Wilson, who ultimately perished with Scott after reaching the South Pole in 1912.

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Be inspired: Animals in the Royal Geographical Society’s archives - Dr Catherine Oliver

Drawing on research in Wiley Digital Archives, Catherine’s talk explores the contributions of animals to geographical knowledge and the traces they have left in the Society’s Collections.

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: Woman with the iceberg eyes - Katherine Macinnes

From housewife to CBE and NHM collector, Woman with the Iceberg Eyes traces the fascinating story of an Edwardian lady after whom Oriana Ridge, Antarctica, is named.

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.