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December 2014

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A selection of RGS–IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for December 2014

 1–22 December

India’s disappearing railways

(Exhibition, London)

Angus McDonald’s portrayal of India’s narrow–gauge railways documents the lives of those who ride, work on and live alongside the trains. A Society On View display of maps and archive materials will take place on 17 December at 2.30pm (advance booking required).

Exhibition free, open Monday to Saturday. www.rgs.org/mcdonaldexhibition


3 December, 7pm

Discovering People: Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE

(Interview, London)

Camila Batmanghelidjh, charity leader and author, will share her views on society’s treatment of young people facing challenging circumstances in this conversation with Libby Purves.

RGS–IBG members £7, non–members £10. Book www.rgs.org/discoveringpeople or contact the Events Office by phone on 020 7591 3100


4 December, 7.30pm

The burning question: how can we keep the fuel in the ground?

(Lecture, Kendal)

Emissions continue to rise as usual despite green technology and national targets. What haven’t we understood about the problem? There is plenty we can do, but as Mike Berners-Lee will explain, we need a smarter approach.

Venue: The Box, Kendal College Media and Arts Campus, Kendal, LA9 6EL. Tickets for RGS-IBG members are free, for non–members £5 on the door.


9 December, 7.30pm

The vulnerable coastline

(Lecture, Norwich)

Coastal adviser Steve Hayman will discuss how the Environment Agency is dealing with the aftermath of last year’s storm surges and flooding of the Norfolk coast, and will provide an insight into how coastal defences can tackle the effects of climate change.

Venue: Kent Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ.  Open to all, RGS–IBG and GA members free, others £3 on the door. 


17 December, 5.30pm for 6.00pm

Geothermal energy

(Lecture, Cardiff)

Shallow geothermal energy could become the technology of choice for large buildings. Dr Manju (Cardiff University, Seren) and Dave Tucker (WDS Green Energy Ltd) describe how five fully monitored sites in Wales are delivering a compelling case for this alternative energy source. Joint event with Cardiff University Seren.

For further details please visit: www.rgs.org/westandsouthwales

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