Ignite your passion for exploration and fieldwork and get ready to embark on your own expedition by attending our EXPLORE weekend.
Be captivated by an extraordinary gathering of expedition professionals, visionary scientists and intrepid travellers, all willing to share invaluable knowledge gained from their own experiences.
Whether you're a seasoned traveller on your 21st expedition, or a student dreaming of your maiden voyage without detailed plans, EXPLORE is the place to be.
Discover the secrets to successful geographical fieldwork, master the art of conservation, and uncover how to plan journeys with purpose. EXPLORE's workshops cover essential field research skills, how to thrive while on an expedition, and the use of writing, photography, video, and sound to communicate your discoveries and experiences.
Speakers and workshop leaders will share tales from their recent expeditions, while exhibiters and Society staff will be available to provide personalised advice and guidance on your own future field projects and expeditions.
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Who is EXPLORE for?
Each year, EXPLORE welcomes a diverse range of people who are eager to embark on their own original geographical research projects, both within the United Kingdom and across the globe. Whether you fall into one of the following categories, or embody a combination of them, this extraordinary gathering is tailor-made for you:
Ambitious students, curious researchers, and inspirational teachers:
Undergraduates and postgraduate students, particularly those studying geography and environmental science, gearing up for fieldwork in 2024 and beyond.
Teachers and youth leaders who are leading young people on empowering fieldwork expeditions.
Independent travellers with a purpose:
Supporters of exploration:
Expedition healthcare professionals:
Meet our speakers
Join us at this extraordinary event, where like-minded individuals unite to celebrate and share their knowledge to push geographical boundaries. Your presence is an integral part of our shared journey towards uncovering the wonders of our world.
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We expect the full programme to be published in early autumn.
Niall is a Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), National Geographic Explorer, conservationist and broadcaster, with a particular interest in humankind’s relationship with nature.
Scotty is a behavioural coach, speaker and expedition guide.
Julian oversees the Society’s grants programme which supports upwards of 60 fieldwork projects each year, undertaken by independent travelers, students, early career researchers and teachers, across six continents.