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November 2019 RGS-IBG Events

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for November 2019

Thursday 7 November, 7.00pm-9.30pm

A journey through Ethiopia

(Discussion, London)

From the Simien and Bale mountains to the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia has a varied geography. Hear our experts discuss the country’s history, culture and landscapes.

• Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Tickets: £20, RGS-IBG members £18 (includes food and wine).


Thursday 7 November, 7.30pm-9.00pm

The moral geography of the Arctic

(Lecture, Norwich)

This talk will uncover the moral dimensions of the Arctic and challenge us to think afresh about this fascinating part of the world.

• Venue: Blake Studio, Norwich School, The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DD. Tickets: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free.


Thursday 14 November, 6.00pm-7.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm)

Guerrilla geographies

(Lecture, Ambleside)

Giving examples of radical, alternative and creative public geographies, Daniel Raven-Ellison will explain what guerrilla geography is, why it’s important and how it’s at the heart of the movement to make London the world’s first National Park City.

• Venue: Percival Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria (Ambleside Campus), Rydal Road, LA22 9BB. Tickets: £5, RGS-IBG members, students and under 18s free.


16 and 18 November, 7.00pm-9.30pm

Springwatch unwrapped

(Lecture, King’s Lynn and Stamford)

Gillian Burke takes us behind-the-scenes on one of the nation’s favourite wildlife shows, to discover Britain’s natural spectacles, hidden gems, and surprising oases of hope.

• Venue: Multiple. Tickets: From £9, prices vary.


 19, 27, 28 November, from 7.30pm

Africa’s forgotten frontiers

(Lecture, Grantham, Darlington, Exeter, and Southampton)

Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share stories of the tense frontiers, enduring traditions and ordinary people living where climate change has hit hardest: the Sahel.

• Venue: Multiple. Tickets: Prices vary.


 Friday 29 November, 6.00pm-10.30pm

Geographical lates: COP25 climate talks

(Discussion, London)

Get face-to-face with experts through our talks, debates, panel discussions and round-tables, and embrace some Chilean culture.

• Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Tickets: £12, RGS-IBG members £10.


Visit www.rgs.org/events for the full schedule

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