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December 2018 RGS-IBG events

December 2018 RGS-IBG events
23 Nov
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for December 2018

Tuesday 4 December 5.00pm - 6.15pm

You are here: geospatial technologies in the public domain

(Lecture, Newcastle)

Dr Gary Priestnall summarises the capabilities and applications of GIS before considering the key technological developments that have allowed for more widespread use of digital geographic information by the general public.

Venue: B0001 Ellison Building, Northumbria University City Campus, NE1 8ST. Tickets: £1.


Tuesday 4 December 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Christmas quiz

(Social, London) 

Come one and all to test your general and geographical knowledge at our festive quiz organised by the Younger Members’ Committee. Prizes for the best dressed in festive attire! Maximum of five per team; all over 18s welcome. 

Venue: RGS-IBG. Tickets: £16, RGS-IBG members £13, includes buffet. 


Tuesday 4 December 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Map and photo evening

(Social, Norwich)

A chance to share your stories about your travels, adventures and experiences in a series of 10 minute talks. Mulled wine and mince pies at interval. Please confirm attendance by 27 November. 

Venue: Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ. Tickets: £5, RGS-IBG members free.


Wednesday 5 December 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Breaking new ground: Portsmouth Harbour and the Queen Elizabeth carriers

(Lecture, Portsmouth)

Captain Iain Greenlees discusses how three million tons of sediment was dredged from the seabed to prepare Portsmouth Harbour for the Queen Elizabeth carriers, and the fascinating range of geological and archaeological artefacts that were revealed. 

Venue: Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, PO1 3DE. Tickets: Free.


Thursday 6 December 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Is the Paris climate agreement still viable?

(Topical discussion, London)

Hailed as an historic turning point, the Paris Agreement came into effect in November 2016, convincing many people that humanity had finally taken a definitive stance on environmental protection. Have geopolitical changes put the fulfilment of the Paris Agreement at risk? 

Venue: RGS-IBG. Tickets: £10, RGS-IBG members £8.


Monday 17 December 7.30pm - 9.00pm

The landscapes of Jane Austen

(Lecture, Chester)

Jane Austen lived at a time when fashions in landscape design were in the process of change. Dr Alan Crosby considers landscape design in the late Georgian and Regency periods, in the context of those wonderful masterpieces of literature. 

l Venue: Grosvenor Museum, Chester, CH1 2DD. Tickets: £5, RGS-IBG members free.


This was published in the December 2018 edition of Geographical magazine

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