June 2015

Anstey's Cove, Torbay Anstey's Cove, Torbay Pat Wilson
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for June 2015

11 and 19 June

Future oceans: a sea of hope or despair?

(Lectures, Southampton and Darlington)

We are changing the oceans faster and in more ways than at any time in human history, threatening sea-life and putting human wellbeing in jeopardy. Callum Roberts asks: are we headed for disaster or can we chart a course to safe waters?

Venues: 11 June, Turner Sims, Southampton

19 June, Civic at Central Hall, Darlington.

For details, visit www.rgs.org/rtp


13 June, 10.30am– 3.30pm

Crossing point

(Guided walk, Saddleworth)

Constructing routeways across the South Pennines between Oldham and Huddersfield presented major engineering challenges. Discover 2,000 years of history with this guided Discovering Britain walk.

Free and open to all, but advance booking required. For details, please visit www.rgs.org/northwest


17 June, 5.30pm

Indigenous peoples and nature conservation: challenges and opportunities

(Lecture, Birmingham)

Nature conservation may be a threat to indigenous peoples. Dr Celine Germond- Duret outlines how recent approaches incorporate the needs of local populations and integrate conservation with cultural imperatives.

Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS.

Places: RGS-IBG and BMI members free, others £3 on the door.


19 June, 9.30am–6pm

Chichester harbour

(Field visit, Chichester)

This whole-day visit to Chichester Harbour and the immediately adjacent Solent coastline will include an introductory presentation by Chichester Harbour Conservancy staff, a voyage around the harbour on a solar-powered boat and a walk, guided by Dr Malcolm Bray, University of Portsmouth, along the harbour shoreline and coastal spit.

Places should be reserved in advance. For price and booking information, visit www.rgs.org/south


20 June, 10.30am

Coves and cliffs

(Field day, Torbay)

This guided Discovering Britain walk will explore Torbay’s cliffs and coves, promising stunning views and a ride on a restored cliff railway. We will examine the geology, coastal geomorphology and the tremendous diversity of rocks and the impacts of human intervention.

Places: £10, book by 6 June. Full details available from www.rgs.org/southwest


21 June, 2–5pm

Staverton Park and The Thicks

(Field visit, Suffolk)

A guided walk around this magnificent privately managed historic park with thousands of ancient oak trees, which is both a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Venue: The Shepherd’s Cottage, Staverton, Butley, IP12 3PQ.

Places: Please book in advance. RGS-IBG and GA members £7, includes light snacks. For more details, please visit www.rgs.org/eastanglia

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