Sir Laurence Dudley Stamp, former President of the Society and director of the Land Utilisation Survey of Britain, was internationally renowned as a great populariser of geography to students and the wider public.
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, and of the creative and engaging ways which defined his approach to the teaching of geography throughout the mid-20th century.
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[Online] Drawing on research in Wiley Digital Archives, Dr Bradley Rink’s talk discusses how archival marginalia such as inflight magazines and other travel paraphernalia from the dawn of the jet-age in Africa were used to promote intra-African and global tourism.
14 March 2022
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
This lecture introduces the life of travel writer and photographer Eric Newby and the times in which he lived, following the recent donation of his archives to the Society.
18 January 2021
In 1874, John Forrest led an expedition on a 2,700 mile crossing of Australia’s Western Desert.
30 November 2020
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.
25 August 2020
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