March 2016

March 2016 Tony Foster
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for March 2016

10 March, 7pm

Into the wild: paintings from the Everglades to Everest

(Lecture, Falmouth)

Tony Foster has a global reputation for his large-scale ‘watercolour diaries’ of the world’s wildernesses. Here he will share his rich store of adventures and images.

Venue: Falmouth University Campus, Treliever Road, Falmouth, TR10 9FE. Places: £5 (RGS-IBG members and students free).

15 March, 7.30pm

Guns, potholes and Ebola: 40,000km round Africa by motorcycle

(Lecture, Norwich)

In 2014, Charles Blount travelled from Oxfordshire to Cape Town and back on his KTM990 motorbike – this is the story of the dangers, delights and dramas encountered along the way.

Venue: Pierce Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich,
NR2 1RQ. Places: £3 on the door (RGS-IBG members and students free).

16 March, 7pm

Hot topic: biotic effects of climate change

(Lecture, Cheltenham)

Human-induced climate change is one of the geographical challenges of the 21st century. Dr Anne Goodenough of the University of Gloucestershire, will explore the major implications of climate change on biogeography, ecological processes, and ecosystem dynamics.

Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham. Places: free and open to all. For full information please visit

16 March, 7.30pm

The forensic use of palynology and soils in criminal investigations

(Lecture, Southampton)

Geographer Tony Brown, University of Southampton, explains why and how microfossils and soil characteristics can be used in criminal investigations, using examples taken from criminal cases in the UK and forensic investigations in Bosnia.

Venue: University of Southampton. Places: £5 on the door (RGS-IBG members and students free). For full information please visit

17 March, 7pm

Ever wondered how hard it is to work as a Nepali porter?

(Lecture, Kendal)

In 2014, Kendal photographer Rob Fraser spent three weeks in the Everest region working as a porter on the legendary trail to base camp. In this lecture he will share his amazing insights into mountain life.

Venue: The Box, Kendal College Media and Arts Campus, Beezon Road, Kendal, LA9 6EL. Places: £5 (RGS-IBG members free). For full information please visit

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25 March, 10.30am-4.30pm

Troublesome wind

(Guided walk, North Pennines)

Walk creators Lucy Veale and Georgina Endfield will provide accounts of Britain’s only named wind and give an insight into geographer, and pioneer of meteorological data collection, Gordon Manley as we follow the Pennine Way on this ‘Discovering Britain’ walk up Great Dun Fell.

Places: free, advance booking required. For full information please visit

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