Eight speakers have just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.
Hosted by anthropologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota, Geographical journeys: microlectures is an annual event organised by the Society’s Younger Members' Committee.
As the lockdown lifts, Alex McDermott and friends re-plan with a new aim: to explore Covid’s impact on a river, its people, and the wider environment.
Yulia Savchuk returns to her native Ukraine, chasing childhood memories and examining what the Soviet era could teach us about living with ‘invisible killers’.
Starting from sepia photos in an album, Emma de Heveningham unpicks the mystery of her grandfather’s time in South America, tracing his footsteps across a screen with her fingertips.
Having traversed Antarctica by ski, Dr Alex Brazier is no stranger to working in a team under pressure. Now, his work in a busy ICU through a pandemic brings new insights into stamina and resilience.
Charlotte Austwick takes us to a jungle village, where she helps the community secure cultural survival through the creation of Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya illustrated reading books.
Along 870 miles of Welsh shores, Zoe Langley-Wathen reshapes her view of the country, and despite the moods of the Dragon, becomes the first woman to walk the route.
Richard Phillips leads a month-long traverse across tough ground, a journey of exploration and science that leads his students to reinterpret their sense of place.
After a spine injury ends her prospects of a sports career, Laura Scott packs up her life and cycles 5500 miles from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea. Solo.
Featured image: Calvin Washburn
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