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September 2015

London: too big to succeed? London: too big to succeed? Mariusz Kluzniak / Flickr.com
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for September 2015

5 September, 2pm–5pm

The art of regeneration

(Guided walk, Gateshead)

Dr Angela Connelly explores Gateshead’s evolving post-war identity and the relationships between natural and human land uses. Discover different approaches to urban regeneration, evidence of its coal mining heritage and the world’s first tilting bridge.

Places: free. For further details, please visit www.rgs.org/yorkshirenortheast


15 September, 7pm

London: too big to succeed?

(21st Century Challenges, London)

London competes globally, but with housing and transport shortages, what price does its infrastructure pay for doing so? Join our panel to discuss whether it’s time to rethink growth in the capital.

Tickets: RGSIBG members £7, non-members £10. Call 020 7591 3100 or visit www.rgs.org/21cc


17 September, 7pm

Kate Marsden in Siberia

(Lecture, Lancaster)

Explorer and film maker Jacki Hill-Murphy has been recreating the journeys of early female explorers and recounts her experiences crossing overland to Eastern Siberia in the footsteps of Victorian nurse Kate Marsden, who undertook a gruelling journey by horse, sledge and cart in 1892.

For further details, please visit www.rgs.org/northwest


23 September, 7pm

The ‘mega’ tides of southwest Britain

(Lecture, Cheltenham)

Tide researcher and observer John Burrows will place the enormous tides of southwest Britain in a global context in advance of the UK’s highest tides in nearly a quarter of a century, which are set for 29/30 September.

Venue: Room TC001, School of Natural & Social Sciences, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ. Places: free, no booking necessary.


29 September, 7pm

Don McCullin CBE

(Discovering People interview, London)

From documenting victims of foreign conflicts to poverty in Britain, Don McCullin’s iconic images convey a remarkable empathy. The great war and landscape photographer will share his life of travel, his love of the British countryside and his career behind the lens in conversation with Libby Purves.

Tickets: RGSIBG members £7, non-members £10. Call 020 7591 3100 or visit www.rgs.org/discoveringpeople


30 September, 7pm

Soldiers on Everest

(Lecture, Tavistock)

Michael ‘Bronco’ Lane speaks about the first successful all-military ascent of Everest, a joint British-Nepalese Army operation, which encompassed traditional Himalayan ethos and made him and Brummie Stokes the fourth and fifth Britons to summit after Chris Bonington’s successful team the previous year.

Venue: Mount Kelly School, Tavistock, PL19 0HZ. RGS-IBG members and students free, non-members £5 on the door.

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