August 2015

August 2015 Johnny Haglund
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for August 2015

24 July–5 September

Travel Photographer of the Year 2015

(Exhibition, London)

The Travel Photographer of the Year is one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards, showcasing the best images within this vastly diverse genre. From landscape to food, travel photographers capture a variety of situations. This year’s exhibition reflects transformations in photography with a new category for mobile phone or tablet images, and exciting new themes.

Exhibition open daily. For further information, please visit


2 August, 11am

The geographical context of the Battle of Evesham

(Field visit, Evesham)

Join David and Joya Snowden on this investigation of the Battle of Evesham precisely 750 years after the action took place. This guided walk will provide a fascinating insight into the history of the town and its abbey and also reveals the character and location of the medieval battle, since a substantial part of the battlefield site remains unaffected by modern development.

Tickets: £5, open to all, book by 30 July. For further information, please visit


15 August, 11am–5pm

Town and country

(Illustrated talk and guided walk, Settle)

This guided Discovering Britain walk will explore the small market town of Settle, nestled in the spectacular North Yorkshire countryside. Settle retains a great deal of evidence of its medieval past as well as clues to an even older, ancient history. We will begin with a climb to the Craven Fault to discover a coral reef and a cave used by prehistoric animals, followed by an exploration of the town and its oldest buildings.

Places: £2.50 (cafe lunch extra), advance booking required. Full details at


22 August, 9.30am

Reiver footprints in the Borders

(Field visit, Carlisle)

Stuart Hepburn, author of In Search of the Border Reivers, and Tim Foster, Head of Blencathra FSC, will guide an exciting day of exploration through the debateable borderlands of England and Scotland. The day begins at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, whose new permanent gallery exploring the deadly world of the Border Reivers will set the scene for later sights.

Places: RGS-IBG members £10, non-members £15 (includes transport), advance booking required. For more information, please visit

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