January 2018

Nicholas Crane, RGS-IBG President Nicholas Crane, RGS-IBG President
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A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for January 2018

Tuesday 16 January, 6.30pm-7.45pm 

The making of the British landscape 

(Lecture, Hammersmith)

In this geographical journey through time, Society president, Nicholas Crane, uncovers the ancient relationship between people and place, and the deep-rooted tensions between town and countryside. 

Venue: Latymer Upper School. Free.

Tuesday 16 January, 7.00pm-8.30pm 

The big thaw: a warming, changing Arctic 

(Lecture, Southampton)

Professor Mary Edwards considers the fragility of Arctic systems, drawing upon examples from Alaska, where she lived for several years, and Siberia, the largest northern land area affected by warming.

Venue: University of Southampton. £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free. 


Wednesday 17 January, 7.30pm, Stamford; Tuesday 30 January, 7.30pm, Darlington

The land beyond

(Lecture, various venues)

In 2015-2016, Leon McCarron travelled on foot from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai. Following ancient trading routes and modern-day hiking paths, he walked in search of another side to a deeply misunderstood region.

Prices vary. RGS-IBG members quote membership number.


Tuesday 23 January, 5.00pm-6.15pm

Glacial landscape evolution: from a drone’s perspective

(Lecture, Newcastle)

Dr Matthew Westoby demonstrates how technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles have advanced our understanding of glacier mass balance and health, geomorphological processes and landscape evolution. Joint event with Tyne and Wear GA.

Venue: Northumbria University City Campus. £1 on entry.


Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm-9.00pm 

Islander: a journey around our archipelago 

(Lecture, Norwich)

During his journey across the British Isles, Patrick Barkham uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, meets a host of curious characters and native species, and explores some of the most beautiful landscapes. 

Venue: Assembly House. 

£3 on entry. RGS-IBG members and students free. 


Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm-9.00pm

Deep sea habitat mapping 

(Lecture, Bath)

Dr Veerle Huvenne has been on 25 deep sea expeditions using shipborne and remote survey techniques to study of these environments and their governing geological processes. Joint event with BRLSI. 

Venue: BRLSI. £4 on entry, RGS-IBG members and students £2.


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