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November 2018

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

6 November, 6.15pm-7.45pm

[email protected]: Exploring geographies of health and healthcare

(Lecture, Leeds)

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, speakers from academia and NHS Digital consider the use of geographical data and spatial analysis to monitor neighbourhood inequalities in health, access to health services and health outcomes.

Venue: School of Geography, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT (Garstang Building). Tickets: Free


20 November, 5.00pm-6.00pm

From Greenland to Asia

(Lecture, Newcastle)

Arminel Lovell and Emily Hill share a comparison of research on glaciers in two contrasting cold environments, which are changing rapidly due to 21st century climate change and are expected to have major impacts on people, wildlife and infrastructure globally. Joint event with Tyne and Wear GA.

Venue: Northumbria University City Campus, Coach Ln, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7XA. Tickets: £1 on entry. Contact Catherine White: [email protected]


8 November, 7.00pm

Hamilton Rice’s Amazon

(Collections film evening, London)

Take a journey with Dr Hamilton Rice as he embarks on his final expedition of the easterly tributaries of the Amazonian basin. This stunning piece of film documents the 1924-25 expedition, which pioneered many technological innovations. Includes discussion and Q+A.

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


22 November, 7.00pm

A journey through Hungary

(Travel evening, London)

Arguably the first European state to succumb to fascism and later the site of one of the most iconic uprisings against Soviet rule, Hungary’s history embodies the extremes of the 20th century. Join us 100 years after the state’s founding to explore Hungary from a traveller’s perspective and discover the richness of its culture, landscape and culinary palette.

Venue: RGS-IBG. Tickets: £18, RGS-IBG members £15, includes Hungarian food and wine


15 November, 4.30pm-6.00pm

The hazardous effects of tectonic plate movements

(Lecture, Plymouth)

Pat Wilson speaks about how global hazards can be explained by understanding the recent movements of tectonic plates in places such as New Zealand and Hawaii.

Venue: Plymstock School, Church Road, Plymouth, PL9 9AZ. Tickets: £5 donation on entry, RGS-IBG members (and one guest) and students free. Contact Pat Wilson (01803 311952)


29 November, 7.00pm

Drowning in plastic

(Topical lecture, London)

Blue Planet II has had a huge impact in drawing attention to the problem of marine plastic pollution. After her recent documentary, Liz Bonnin reveals the full scale of the problem across our oceans and explores how science can offer solutions to one of the biggest environmental disasters of our time.

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


This was published in the November 2018 edition of Geographical magazine

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