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

3 March, 7.30pm

Colliding continents: A geological history of the Himalaya, Karahoram and Tibet

(Lecture, Southampton)

Professor Mike Searle will give a vivid illustrated account of the most spectacular mountain ranges on Earth, including some of the high passes, precarious river crossings, moonlit rock climbs and warm hospitality he has experienced during 30 years of study and exploration in these wild and beautiful landscapes.

* For further details please visit

6 March, 7pm

Discovering Places: Uganda

(Travel event, London)

Our Spring Discovering Places destination marks the 150th anniversary of the discovery of Lake Albert and Murchison Falls by Victorian explorers Sir Samuel and Florence Baker. Ask questions of our expert panel and discover more at the exhibitor stands at this informative evening for first-time travellers to Uganda.

* Tickets: RGS-IBG members 10 [pounds sterling], non-members 15 [pounds sterling]. Price includes wine and an information pack. For further details, visit

11 March, 7pm

To the North Pole by ship

(Illustrated lecture, Tavistock)

Polar historian John Killingbeck has vast personal experience in polar environments. In this talk on Franz Josef Land, John will reveal the story of British yachtsman and explorer Benjamin Leigh Smith and his hut on Bell Island.

* Open to all. RGS-IBG members free; a 5 [pounds sterling] donation is requested from nonmembers. For further details, visit

20 March, 7pm

Fifty shades of greying populations: A geographer looks at ageing

(Lecture, Lancaster)

Professor Tony Gatrell of the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University reflects on how geographers can contribute to an understanding of 'healthy ageing' and to the challenges faced by populations around the world that are 'greying'. Venue: Biology Lecture Theatre, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, LA1 4QY.

* Free, open to all. For further details, please visit

26 March, 6.30pm

Geographical journeys: Microlectures

(Younger Members' event, London)

An opportunity to see up-and-coming speakers present their own geographical journeys as illustrated ten-minute microlectures. A full speaker line-up and lecture details will be announced in late February. Discussion is encouraged in the bar before and after talks.

* Tickets: RGS-IBG members 9 [pounds sterling], non-members 12 [pounds sterling]. For further information, call 020 75913100 or visit

29 March, 2pm

Visit to Lapworth Geological Museum, Birmingham University

(Guided tour, Birmingham)

The Lapworth Geological Museum at Birmingham University is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK. This special visit will include a talk and behind-the-scenes tour by the current director, Jon Clatworthy.

* Places are free but reservation is required. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Martin Haslett, 16 Beverley Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6PJ by 24 March

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