1 July, 4.30–8pm
Gap travel workshop
Are you looking to take a gap year before or after university or planning a career break? This workshop is a great chance to get some important advice and tips, from project and destination ideas to security, insurance and medical considerations.
4 July 11am–4pm
Whose voice? Landscape, power and the future of the Lake District
(Field visit, Ambleside)
Dr Chris Loynes will reveal how shifting power and influences have shaped the Lake District through the last 1,000 years. Starts from Armitt Gallery, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BL.
Places: RGS-IBG members free, non-members £5, booking required. For details, visit rgs.org/northwest
4 July 11am–1pm
Bradford: progress, industry, humanity?
(Guided walk, Bradford)
Local urban geographer Dave McEvoy gives his personal take on the RGS–IBG walk examining Bradford’s ‘transformation from provincial town to international hub’ thanks to wool, sandstone, soft water and waves of settlers from different countries. Meet at Bradford City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1UH.
Places: free, advance booking required. Optional meal afterwards. For details, visit rgs.org/yorkshirenortheast
7 July, 6–7.15pm
Who reads Geography or History anymore? The challenge of audience in a digital age
Professor William Cronon will address how geographers and historians might best respond to the challenge of reaching academic and non-academic audiences in the 21st century. This British Academy lecture in geography will be chaired by Professor Felix Driver.
Places free, no booking necessary. For details, please visit rgs.org/bageographylecture
23 July, 7.30pm
The Saltford Carthaginian coin: making history come alive
The River Avon in Saltford burst its banks in November 2012. Amongst the debris was a copper coin, dated between 300 and 264 BC and struck in the Western Mediterranean. Phil Harding MBE will put this find in its international context.
Joint event with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. For details, visit rgs.org/westandsouthwales
25 July 11am–2.30pm
Heavy goods on narrow rails
(Illustrated talk and guided walk, Ashover)
The 7¼ mile Ashover Light Railway was opened by George Stephenson’s Clay Cross Company in 1925 to transport minerals extracted locally. This guided walk will visit quarry sites, follow a section of railway line, and uncover just how the company and its activities shaped the landscape.
Places: £2 (excludes lunch). For details please visit rgs.org/yorkshirenortheast