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November 2015

November 2015 Kath Birkinshaw
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for November 2015

8 November, 2pm

Whose broad, sunlit uplands?

(Debate and buffet, Penrith)

Lord Inglewood, President of the Uplands Alliance, will chair a distinguished panel on the future of upland farming and audience participation is welcome.

Venue: Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ. Tickets: £15 (RGS-IBG members £12.50), includes buffet meal. To book: 017688 68000 (10am-5pm).


10, 11 & 18 November

The lost kingdoms of Central America

(Lectures, King’s Lynn, Stamford, Brecon)

Archaeologist and BBC presenter Dr Jago Cooper will consider what lessons we can learn from the great civilisations of the past and the real secret to gaining and holding onto power in any society.

Venues: King’s Lynn Arts Centre; Stamford Arts Centre; Theatr Brycheiniog. For details, visit www.rgs.org/rtp

cooperDr Jago Cooper has written and presented a series of programmes for BBC Four, including Lost kingdoms of South America, Lost kingdoms of Central America, Easter Island: mysteries of a lost world and The Inca: masters of the clouds (Image: IWC Media)


11 November, 5.15pm

Extinction and recovery: past, present and future

(Lecture, Bath)

Numerous past mass extinctions have nearly ended the path of evolution, yet life has rebounded. As palaeontologists and geologists learn more about the history of life, their knowledge can help predict future events. Professor Mike Benton describes how survivors can recover and flourish.

Free, all welcome. Venue: Bath University. For further information please visit www.rgs.org/westandsouthwales


11 November, 6.30pm

Exploring the science and practice of river restoration

(Lecture, Hammersmith)

Professor Nick Clifford describes the hybrid activity of river restoration, which utilises engineering expertise to meet ecological and environmental conservation goals, and has a community-building focus.

Venue: Latymer Upper School, 237 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9LR. Free, but advance booking required. For full details, visit www.rgs.org/hammersmith


17 November, 7.15pm

Unequal mobility: who moves in a world of migration?

(Lecture, York)

Migration is a key geographical issue – from the Paddington Bear story to Mediterranean news reports. Dr Jonathan Darling will explore the social, economic and political impacts of migration, and consider how contemporary borders are being remodelled in response to emerging migration patterns.

Venue: Bootham School, York, YO30 7BU. Places: £5 on the door (RGS-IBG and GA members free).


19 November, 6.30pm

Faulty communications: living with Istanbul’s earthquake threat

(Lecture, Sheffield)

Turkey’s North Anatolian Fault is primed for rupture and a destructive earthquake is likely to be within striking distance of Istanbul. Professor Iain Stewart will consider how a city of 13 million people can prepare for a potential seismic calamity.

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University. Places: £3 (free to RGS-IBG and GA members, SHU staff and students). For full details, please visit www.rgs.org/yorkshirenortheast

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