Society Events for July: Society Events in July Are Limited Owing to the Completion of the Summer Events Programme and the Start of Building Work to Improve the Facilities and Entrance to the Ondaatje Theatre Foyer

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3 July, 7.00pm

PLANNING YOUR GAP YEAR

(Society's House, 1 Kensington Gore, London)

Chaired by John Vessey of Gap Enterprise Consultants with Charlie McGrath of Objective Gap Year and Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth. An evening for students and parents to discuss the potential of a safe and rewarding year-out between school and university. Talks will cover gap-year strategy, as well as health and safety issues. Numbers limited to 50.

* Cost: 10 [pounds sterling] for adults, 5 [pounds sterling] for students, 20 [pounds sterling] for a family ticket. For further details please contact the Expedition Advisory Centre on 020 7591 3030 or email eac@rgs.org

12 July, 10.30am

AVON GORGE AND THE DOWNS

(Bristol)

Explore the geological and botanical delights of the internationally renowned Avon Gorge and the Downs with local experts. Suitable footwear should be worn as the day will involve steep and rocky terrain. Joint event with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project.

* Tickets: 10 [pounds sterling], available from Simon Garrett, Bristol Zoo, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

19 July, 10.30am

THE PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

(Plymouth)

A visit to learn about the research work of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory on Plymouth Hoe and (weather permitting) a river cruise along part of the Tamar. Numbers limited, apply before 12 July.

* Tickets: 10 [pounds sterling], available from Peter Sims, Department of Geography, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA (01752 233 062)

20 July, 7.30pm

TANGA WHIZZY

(Lecture Theatre, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle)

Lynda Hepburn recounts her ginger-beer-fuelled experiences of setting up a teaching exchange programme that covers Iringa, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Lake Victoria and the Ruaha National Park and discusses some of the issues facing Tanzanians in the 21st century.

* For further details, contact Stuart Hepburn on 01228 538 473

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

3-5 September 2003

GEOGRAPHY, SERVING SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

(Society's House, 1 Kensington Gore, London)

The RGS-IBG International Annual Conference, the meeting place for up to 1,000 academics, teachers and others with an interest in cutting-edge geographical issues. …

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