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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): selection of events for October.

4 October, 630pm

The hazards of geography: earthquakes and landslides

(Lecture, Hammersmith)

Drawing on his experiences of working in Nepal, Pakistan, China and New Zealand after recent earthquakes, Professor David Petley explores the ways in which social and natural processes combine to generate disasters. Venue: Edward Latymer Theatre, Latymer Upper School. 237 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LR.

(i) Tickets: free but admission by ticket only For further details, email Mike Ashby. mca@latymer-upperorg

5 October, 7.30pm

Food security and environmental change: a two-way street

(Lecture, Lancaster)

Dr John Ingram of the University of Oxford discusses how the environment is affected by our attempts to achieve food security and some of the ways in which environmental change undermines that security. Joint event with Lancaster Environment Centre (LEO, Lancaster University. Venue: Biology Lecture Theatre, LEC, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4QY.

(i) Tickets are free. Call 01524 592 976 or email

10 Otober, 7.45pm

Hardest ice climb

(Lecture, Taunton)

Tim Emmett gives a hair-raising insight into the new world of ice and mixed climbing, including his experience of the notorious Helmcken Falls cave in Canada. Venue: The Brewhouse Theatre, Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA11JL.

(i) For further details, visit

10-18 October

Survivors of the Ice Age: Alice Roberts

(Lecture, Stamford, King's Lynn, Southampton)

From mammoth extinction to human survival, Alice Roberts explores a global tale of life and death, drawing on her research and travels while making such BBC TV series as The Incredible Human Journey. Venues: 10 October, 2pm and 8pm, Stamford Arts Centre; 12 October, 7.30pm, King's Lynn Arts Centre; 18 October, 8pm, Turner Sims, Southampton.

(i) For further details, visit

11 October, 5.30pm for 6.30pm start

Flourishing fantasies of the Arctic: from 'pygmies' to the Vinland map by Kirsten Andresen Seaver

(Annual EGR Taylor Lecture, London)

An historian of early North Atlantic exploration and colonisation, Kirsten Andresen Seaver reflects on EGR Taylor's interest in how the Europeans of antiquity and the Middle Ages conceived of the Arctic.

(i) Lecture tickets are free. Supper tickets cost 25 [pounds sterling] and must be purchased by midday 5 October To book, please call the Events Office on 020 75913100

24 October, 7pm

A celebration of Patrick Leigh Fermor with Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper

(Lecture, London)

Marking the publication of her new biography, Patrick Leigh Fermor. An Adventure, Artemis Cooper talks to Colin Thubron about their mutual friend, perhaps the greatest travel writer of the 20th century. Joint lecture with the Royal Society of Literature.

(i) Tickets: RGS-IBG members 7, [pounds sterling] non-members 10 [pounds sterling], For further details, visit

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is a leading world centre for geographers and geographical learning One of our aims is to stimulate the awareness and enjoyment of the subject to a diverse range of people.

Geography is about the understated/rig of the people, places and environments of our world, the processes by which they are changing, and the interconnections between them--both locally and globally.

The Society carries out a wide range of activities to support its aims. We support research groups; promote geography within the national curriculum; produce scholarly publications: provide training in scientific field techniques and expeditions: offer information through our large map collection, library and picture library: and engage the wider public: through our popular national lecture series.

Patron Her Majesty The Queen

Honorary President HRH The Duke of Kent

Council President Professor Judith Rees CBE

Vice Presidents Professor Mike Bradshaw, Paul Rose, Peter Smith

Honorary Treasurer Stephen Henwood

Chair of Conference Professor Jonathan Rigg

Honorary Secretaries Michael Ashby. Dr Georgina Enfield, Dr Mark Mulligan

Members of the Council Benedict Allen. Robin Ashcroft, Paul Baker, Professor Alison Blunt, Jamie-Buchanan-Dunlop, Barbara Hamnett, Dr Vanessa Lawrence. Justin Marozzi, Professor Tony Parsons, Rebecca Stephens. Professor David Thomas, Sophie Yarker

To find out about joining the Society, please contact us on +44 (0)20 75913080 or visit our website at
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