11 August, 12.30pm
How to read water and the art of natural navigation
Unlocking the secrets of water, from a glass on your table, to the oceans that span the world, Tristan Gooley draws on his own adventurous experience to reveal how to read the water around you.
Venue: Llangwm Village Hall. Places: £5, via Llangwm Literary Festival website. www.rgs.org/westandsouthwales
12 August, 10.30am
Blencathra: the people’s mountain
(Field visit, Keswick)
A field visit to the summit of this iconic mountain, which has grown in popularity since it was on BBC4’s Life of a Mountain. Called ‘the mountaineers’ mountain’ by Wainwright, is it now ‘the people’s mountain’?
Venue: Blencathra Centre. Places: £10 (donation), RGS-IBG members free, book in advance. www.rgs.org/northwest
13 August, 11.00am
A walk to Willance’s Leap, Swaledale
(Guided walk, Richmond)
This 6.5-mile walk will explore some of the geology, geomorphology, vegetation and archaeology of Swaledale, a dale famous for its heather moors, wildflower meadows and waterfalls.
Meeting place: Nun’s Close long-stay car park, Richmond, DL10 4UN. Places: free, book in advance. Email Margaret Atherden to book: [email protected] Further information: www.rgs.org/yorkshirenortheast
29 August, 12 noon – 5.30pm
Research Group conference – Brexit: A Geographical Conversation
(Pre-conference workshop, London)
Brexit is innately geographical, in its causes, reactions, and consequences. This event provides an opportunity to further develop geographical conversations about Brexit, with initial provocations from speakers followed by extended Q+A and discussion periods.
29 August – 1 September
Annual International Conference – Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world
Chaired by Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge), this is the perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world. Alongside the chair’s plenary lectures, the conference will feature journal-sponsored sessions,
author meets critic events, workshops and discussions.
For more information, please visit: www.rgs.org/ac2017