A Selection of RGS-IBG Events for November. (RGS-IBG News)

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EVENTS AT THE SOCIETY

4 November, 6.30 pm

THE JOURNEY OF MANKIND: A GENETIC ODYSSEY

Geneticist Dr Spencer Wells takes us on a scientific journey around the world, tracing humanity's odyssey from a harsh birth in Africa to the present day. The `history book' in our DNA reveals how our ancestors populated the Earth.

* Admission to RGS-IBG members and their guests.

5 November, 7.00 pm

YOUNG MEMBERS' PHOTOGRAPHY EVENING

Come and enjoy a useful learning experience from an expert in the field of photography and take part in a lively discussion.

* Tickets: 10 [pounds sterling], incl. refreshments

6 November, 10.30 am

INCLUSIVE FIELD WORK AND EXPEDITION PRACTICE: A WORKSHOP EXPLORING THE INCLUSION OF DISABLED PEOPLE IN FIELD WORK AND EXPEDITIONS

An interactive workshop run by the Society's Expedition Advisory Centre to bring together organisations and individuals interested in widening the opportunities for disabled students and young people. An inspirational and practical day to enable participants to turn theory into practice.

* Tickets: 41.12 [pounds sterling] with lunch and refreshments. For further details email: eac@rgs.org. All welcome

7 November, 10.00 am

EDUCATION FORUM CONFERENCE:

DEVELOPING AND UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINBILITY THROUGH ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

A continuing professional development `hands-on' day of presentations and workshops, organised for secondary-school teachers, advisors, citizenship and PSHE coordinators.

* Tickets: special price for Educational Corporate Members: 30 [pounds sterling] with lunch. All welcome

11 November, 6.30 pm

FOOD FOR ALL IN AFRICA

Africa's deepening food crisis. Professor Gordon Conway explores the political and economic ingredients that are necessary if Africa is to feed itself in the future, and considers the technologies, both conventional and `bio', available to increase the miserably Low yields.

* Admission to RGS-IBG members and their guests.

15 November, 7.00 pm

EXPEDITION ADVISORY CENTRE EVENT `IN THE FIELD' WITH TV NATURALISTS

Two top TV naturalists, Steven Leonard and Martha Holmes, share their fieldwork experiences on the eve of EXPLORE--the annual expedition planning seminar

* Tickets: 10 [pounds sterling] (free to delegates attending EXPLORE 2002). …