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January 2020 RGS-IBG Events

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for January 2020

Tuesday 14 January, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Why has UK life expectancy stopped improving?
(Lecture, Liverpool)

Over the last 120 years the UK has witnessed improvements in health. However, since 2015 life expectancy is showing signs of decline. Dr Mark Green examines potential explanations for these trends.

• Venue: Lecture Theatre 6, Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpoool, L69 7ZQ. Tickets: Free.


Monday 20 January, 2.30pm-4.00pm

Be Inspired: Between Indigenous mapping and colonial cartography
(Lecture, London)

Joy Slappnig will introduce different examples of Indigenous maps in the Society’s collection and discuss the role these maps played in the production of geographical knowledge during the time of the British Empire.

• Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Tickets: £5, RGS-IBG members and students free.


Wednesday 22 January, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Travel writing evening
(Discussion, London)

Hear from a range of travel writers as they share their hints and tips on how to capture and record your journeys in writing.

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


Friday 24 January, 7.00pm-8.30pm

Book Club: Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert
(Discussion, London)

Join us for small group discussions about the book before engaging in an open conversation with the author and another expert in the field. Please read the book beforehand, and prepare for a welcoming evening of community and stimulating conversation.

• Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Tickets: £15, RGS-IBG members £12.


Tuesday 28 January, 7.30pm-9.00pm

Floreana: rebirth of an island in the Galapagos
(Lecture, Norwich)

Dr Mark Collins will describe the ambitious five-year programme to save Floreana by eradicating invasive species and working alongside the human inhabitants towards sustainable livelihoods.

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


Wednesday 29 January, 6.00pm-7.00pm

The changing Arctic and our extreme weather
(Lecture, Bangor)

In this presentation, Professor Tom Rippeth will look at whether and how the increased frequency of UK extreme weather events are linked to the reduction in Arctic Ocean sea ice.

• Venue: Gareth Edwards-Jones Lecture Theatre (room G23), Thoday Building, Deinol Road, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2DF. Tickets: Free.


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

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