Shackleton’s legacy and the power of early Antarctic photography

Marking the centenary of Shackleton's death, the exhibition explores the role of photography and literature throughout Shackleton’s career, and the influences and motivations behind Shackleton's fascination with Antarctica.

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Join us online as we celebrate the 2022 award recipients.

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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.

COVID-19, transport and green recovery? - Dr Llinos Brown

A discussion of how travel has changed in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic and what this might mean for a green recovery.

Puntland: to the lighthouse on the tip of the Horn of Africa - James Willcox

James travelled to the Horn of Africa in search of a lighthouse that might not even exist. This is a journey that goes to the heart of why we wish to explore.