Explore South West is a one day seminar for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas, with a focus on self-led student projects.
This is an event in the beautiful city of Exeter for people attracted to the work of the Society. World-leading geographers and scientists will be joined by explorers and figures from culture in a busy programme of talks and workshops. Explore South West is an opportunity to hear tales from scientists who are delivering field-research that makes a difference to the world we live in. It’s unmissable for inspiration, advice and contacts whether you’re a student hoping to do field research, having a career break, or just curious about responsible travel and wondering how to take that first step. With practical sessions on planning fieldwork, communicating findings, and engagement, the event is vital for people of all backgrounds considering leading their own expeditions. There is a challenging examination of issues surrounding the very nature of ‘exploration’, alongside thought-provoking reflections from artists and others.
Friday 8 February 2018, 7.00pm–9.00pm.
A public panel discussion and performance ‘Is there anything left to Explore in the 21st century?’
“The glory-seeking adventurer of old is giving way to explorers who want to understand the planet rather than dominate it.” This is how The Economist heralded the New Age of Discovery. Panel members will explain why the need to explore has never been more urgent and relevant, and how, in their own work they are contributing to a greater understanding of our planet through their discoveries.’
Chaired by Ritula Shah, BBC Radio 4 presenter, The World Tonight, panel members with include a social geographer, earth scientist, conservation biologist, and artist. The discussion will be followed by a performance by folk singer and naturalist Sam Lee.
Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place
020 7591 3030
Tickets: Standard rate £8, Students £5 plus booking fee.
Date: Saturday 9 February 2019, 9.00am–5.00pm
Venue: Peter Chalk Centre, University of Exeter
Tickets: Standard Rate £25, Student £15 plus booking fee.
Saturday ticket price includes VAT and lunch.
Price does not include accommodation.
How to book your place at Explore South West
Please book online at agile-rabbit.com
Alternatively, call 0207 591 3030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
Exhibitors and Advertisers
If you are interested in exhibiting or advertising at Explore South West please give Geography Outdoors a call on 020 7591 3030 or email email@example.com