September 2016

Llandudno beach Llandudno beach Martin Haslett
02 Sep
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for September 2016

4 September, 11am–3pm

The queen of Welsh resorts

(Guided walk, Llandudno)

This Discovering Britain walk will reveal why the marshland behind Llandudno Bay was chosen for a resort intended to rival those of the Mediterranean and will visit the curved seafront and broad avenues of this elegant North Wales town.

Places: £5, RGS-IBG members free, advance booking required. Please visit


10 September, 10.30am–12.30pm

Hambledon Vineyard

(Field visit, Hambledon)

This vine-to-bottle tour of England’s oldest commercial vineyard includes a walk in the vine fields and tour of the wine-making facilities, followed by tasting and an optional lunch. We’ll bring together two very English traditions – a scholarly focus on the modern tradition of viticulture in Hampshire, and a brush with historic traditions in the birthplace of cricket – Hambledon.

From £10.


13 September, 7pm

Deeper than indigo: tracing Thomas Machel, forgotten explorer

(Lecture and optional supper, Tiverton)

Jenny Balfour-Paul will give an illustrated account of her adventures in the heartlands of India’s Raj, Polynesia, the South China Seas and Arabia, seeking the explorer Thomas Machel, whose unusual journals she found in the British Library.

Venue: Blundell’s School. £5 donation on the door, RGS-IBG members and students free. For full details please visit


captain scottCaptain Scott on skis (Image: RGS–IBG)


22 September, 7.30pm

South with Scott 100 years on

(Lecture, Bath) Featuring a ‘magic lantern show’ with glass slides by expedition photographer Herbert Ponting, this talk by Julian Broke-Evans, grandson of Lt Teddy Evans is an homage to the Terra Nova expedition and outlines the legacy of the coldest place on Earth.

Venue: BRLSI. Places: £4 on the door, RGS-IBG members £2. For details visit


27 September, 7.15pm

Geographies of conflict

(Lecture, Huddersfield)

In this lecture, one of the UK’s leading scholars of peace and war considers how geography can initiate conflict. Professor Paul Rogers’ research encompasses trends in international conflict with a particular focus on the interactions of socio-economic divisions and environmental constraints.

Venue: Room T5/10, Technology Building, University of Huddersfield. Places: £3 on the door, RGS-IBG and GA members free. For details please visit


29 September, 7pm

Karun: an Iranian river adventure

(Lecture, Belfast)

Filmmaker and adventurer Leon McCarron will recount his five-week journey following Iran’s longest river from its source to the Persian Gulf by human power. The aim of the expedition was to showcase the country’s culture and geography, but unforeseen challenges began to emerge as the journey progressed.

Venue: Queen’s University Belfast. Places: free, please email to book [email protected]

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