Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Palm oil: the controversy and the complexity
The world's most widely used vegetable oil has profound environmental and social impacts. It has provoked heated debate and emotive campaigns. This discussion will explore the complexities of the industry, along with some possible solutions.
• Venue: Conservation Education Centre, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA (access from Guthrie Road, not main Zoo entrances). Tickets: Free.
Friday 4 October, 6.00pm-9.00pm
The Flipflopi expedition and the plastic revolution
This talk about a brightly coloured boat made entirely out of plastic collected from Kenyan beaches, takes the message of a plastic revolution from Africa to the rest of the world.
• Venue: The Box, Beezon Road, Kendal, LA9 6EL. Tickets: £8, RGS-IBG members £5.
Thursday 10 October, 7.30pm-9.00pm
In search of the grey ghost: a Himalayan adventure
Mike Edgecombe will give an account of his quest to see one of the rarest and most elusive of the big cats – the snow leopard ‒ deep within the high mountains of northern India.
• Venue: Pierce Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ. Tickets: £3, RGS-IBG members free.
15, 16, 17 October, from 6.15pm
Slovenia: a connection with the outdoors
(Lecture, York, Leeds and Sheffield)
Hear about Richard Matthews’ trek along the Slovenia Mountain Trail. A 600km trail capturing more than just mountains and scenery, but a place of understanding.
• Venue: Multiple. Tickets: Prices vary.
Thursday 24 October, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
The city of tomorrow
Join our panel to examine and discuss alternative visions of urban futures.
• Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Tickets: £10, RGS-IBG members £8.
Monday 28 October, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Be Inspired: Africa at the crossroads: from Maputo to Mogadishu
Our speakers consider how reframing and re-contextualising post-colonial histories through photography and archival activation may promote remembering, dialogue and reconciliation in East Africa.
• Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Tickets: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free.
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