In this talk, Isobel Williams will discuss the life and career of Sir Clements Markham, former President of the Society.
Joining the Navy at 14, Markam served in the Pacific before embarking on an Arctic expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. He subsequently left the Navy and organised the removal of cinchona trees from Peru to India to produce quinine. In the late 19th century he organised the National Antarctic expedition which took Scott and Shackleton to the frozen continent.
[In-person] 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.
22 November 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
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
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.
21 September 2020
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.
17 August 2020
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