Magazine article Geographical

Society Events. (RGS-IBG News)

Magazine article Geographical

Society Events. (RGS-IBG News)

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At the Society

8 April, 6.30pm

Where Ice is Born

Lonnie Dupre's amazing account of the first circumnavigation of Greenland; 8,154 kilometres by dog sledge and kayak completed in September 2001 by Lonnie and his partner in adventure John Hoelscher.

* Admission to RGS-IBG Fellows plus one guest.

9-16 April

Field Techniques for Conservation Expeditions

A series of one-day workshops for young conservationists organised by the RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre in association with the BP conservation programme.

*25 [pounds sterling] for one workshop, 20 [pounds sterling] thereafter, student/ team rate 15 [pounds sterling] and 10 [pounds sterling]. To book email See page 52 for more details.

15 April, 6.30pm

Captain Cook -- Obsession and Betrayal in the New World

When Vanessa Collingridge set out in the footsteps of the man behind the myth, little did she realise that the Pacific waters could turn so murky. An account of heroes and heretics, gods and villains -- and the `Great Whodunit' over the `discovery' of Australia.

* Admission to RGS-IBG Fellows plus one guest.

16 April, 7.00pm

Discovery People

Following her remarkable feat in the Vendee Globe Race, Ellen MacArthur reveals her story to Libby Purves. In association with Discovery Networks Europe. Fund-raising event to support the Society's New Initiatives Programme.

* Tickets: 5 [pounds sterling]. All welcome.

18 April

Field Techniques for People-Oriented Research

A one-day workshop examining the many issues surrounding people-oriented research overseas.

* 64.62 [pounds sterling]; students 41.12 [pounds sterling]

22 April, 6.30pm

The Map that Changed the World

Simon Winchester tells the extraordinary and poignant story behind the unforgettable achievements of a half-forgotten English scientist, William Smith -- creator of the first ever geological map.

* Admission to RGS-IBG Fellows plus one guest.

27 April, 11.00am - 8.15pm

Best of Rendal Mountain Film Festival (pictured)

A screening of films with wide appeal on mountain subjects from around the world -- part of the `International Year of Mountains' celebrations.

* Session tickets: 7.50 [pounds sterling], day tickets: 14 [pounds sterling]. All welcome

29 April, 6.30 pm

Light at the Edge of the World

Anthropologist and plant explorer Dr Wade Davis uses poetic and haunting images to celebrate the cultural wonder and diversity of our ethnosphere.

* Admission to RGS-IBG Fellows plus one guest. …

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