1 March 7.00pm-8.30pm
Endangered or vulnerable?
Snow leopards have recently been downlisted from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’ status. University of Cumbria researchers, Ian Convery and Volker Deecke, set out to investigate the state of a snow leopard population in Kazakhstan’s Ile Alatau mountains. Joint event with University of Cumbria.
Venue: University of Cumbria. Free.
13 March 5.00pm-6.15pm
Major fires and those of us around them
Simon Griffiths will explore fires where significant effluents are released to see the type of sites burning and the levels of pollution being released to atmosphere from them. Joint event with Tyne and Wear GA.
Venue: Northumbria University City Campus. £1 on entry.
14 March 7.00pm-8.30pm
Life of Captain John Noel: soldier, explorer and climber
Sandra Noel, daughter of Captain John Noel, illustrates John’s life as a soldier, entrepreneur, artist and photographer, and his exploits to find and map a route to Mount Everest, with photographs and exhibits.
Venue: University of Exeter, Streatham Campus. £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free.
22 March 7.00pm-8.15pm
Discovering People: Simon Armitage
Join multi-award-winning poet Simon Armitage in conversation with Martine Croxall. Discover how geography has fuelled Simon’s interest in the poetry of place, as he takes us on a journey through the landscapes that have inspired him and his work.
Venue: RGS-IBG. £10, RGS-IBG members £7.
22 March 7.45pm-9.15pm
The Hawaiian Islands
Discover more about the geology, landscapes and history of these fascinating islands and their remarkable connections to the UK with Gareth Phillips. Joint event with Lichfield Civic Society.
Venue: Wade Street Church Community Hall. £3 on entry. RGS-IBG members free.
27 March 7.15pm-8.30pm
Partnering with nature for sustainable river management
Nature exerts an important control on river form and function. Dr Matthew Johnson discusses partnering with nature to design systems that are resilient to disturbance and reducing the need for further human intervention. Joint event with Huddersfield and Halifax GA.
Venue: University of Huddersfield, Bronte Lecture Theatre. £3. RGS-IBG and GA members free.
This was published in the March 2018 edition of Geographical magazine.