July 2016

The Brecon Beacons, Wales The Brecon Beacons, Wales Adrian Warren and Dae Sasitorn
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for July 2016

1 July, 7.30pm

Adela Breton’s legacy to the art and architecture of ancient Mexico

(Lecture, Bath)

Dr Elizabeth Baquedano will discuss the significance of archaeological artist and explorer Adela Breton’s detailed watercolour paintings of Mayan ruins, which accurately documented the original colours of pyramids, deities and buildings and thus provide insight into now-faded structures.

Venue: BRLSI, Bath. Places: £4 on the door; RGS-IBG members and students £2. www.rgs.org/westandsouthwales


9 July, 10.30am

A walk with Ashley

(Guided walk, Holmfirth)

Discover how Holmfirth and its surrounding countryside have influenced the internationally renowned watercolour artist Ashley Jackson. This three-hour guided walk will follow in the artist’s footsteps to explore the history of the Holme Valley and its people, whilst taking in views of wildlife, hidden watercourses, hamlets and impressive landscapes.

Free, advance booking required. For full information please visit www.rgs.org/yorkshirenortheast


9 July, 11am–5pm

Tamar Community Trust

(Field visit, Tavistock)

Join John Page, Tamar Community Trust Chair, on a walkabout in the heart of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and learn about some of our industrial and mining heritage activities from early medieval times until the 1930s.

Meeting place: Tamar Trails Centre, Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JE. Tickets: £10, advance booking required. For full information please visit www.rgs.org/southwest


17 July, 11am–5pm

Worcester revisited

(Guided walk, Worcester)

David and Joya Snowden will lead this walk to discover the historical geography of Worcester, taking us from the 8th century BC right up to the present day, and will examine how Worcester’s setting on the banks of the Severn and its important canal links helped it become an important centre for light industry.

Places: £15, advance booking required. For full information please visit www.rgs.org/midlands


23 July, 10.30am–3.30pm

Wainwright’s Blencathra

(Field visit, Keswick)

Alfred Wainwright declared Blencathra ‘one of the grandest objects in Lakeland’. We will follow one of Wainwright’s routes to consider his unique interpretation of the landscape. Field visit organised and led by Tim Foster and Wainwright Society.

Meeting place: Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SG. Places: £10; RGS-IBG and Wainwright Society members free. Book in advance.

For full information please visit: www.rgs.org/northwest


June to September

Britain from the Air

(Exhibition, London, Birmingham)

This outdoor exhibition of over 100 stunning aerial photographs will offer an exhilarating perspective of the UK’s most thought-provoking landscapes and landmarks whilst telling the story of Britain’s geography and history.

Venues: until 12 July: RGS-IBG, London; mid-July to mid-September: Birmingham City Centre. Free, please visit website for full details: www.rgs.org/exhibitions

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