For the first time Katherine MacInnes retells the story of Captain Scott's race for the South Pole from the perspective of the five women left behind.
Captain Scott, Dr Edward Wilson, Birdie Bowers, Captain Oates and Taff Evans are not just explorers but also husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. Using new source material and interviews with surviving relatives, this group biography of Kathleen Scott, Oriana Wilson, Emily Bowers, Caroline Oates and Lois Evans reveals the lives, loves and losses of five women shaped by the unrelenting culture of Empire and forced into the public eye by tragedy.
Offering a fascinating window into a lost age, MacInnes reveals the five heroes, not as the caricatures of legend, but as the real people they were.
[In-person] The artists Susie, Naja and Eleanor discuss their exhibition which explores Inuit culture, environmental concerns, and the Arctic expeditions undertaken by their forefathers in Greenland.
20 November 2023
Writer and journalist Tim Marshall will discuss the influence of geography on history and politics.
30 September 2021
Patricia will discuss navigating a career in geography as a Black British woman, researching refugee migration in Africa.
10 May 2021
How many people can the Earth support? Christopher encourages us to think geographically about the Earth’s carrying capacity whilst considering the perils faced by our planet and our species, and how to survive them.
20 January 2020
In her last lecture as Director, Rita draws on her physical geography background and experience of leading the Society to explore the place of the discipline in a rapidly changing world at home and abroad.
26 March 2018
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