Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Stirling

Join the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for their 2017/18 programme of Inspiring People Talks!

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Stirling
Listed Under Talks and Lectures 

About Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Stirling

14th March 2018
see website for details
University of Stirling
University of Stirling NA, Stirling FK9 4LA
see website for details
Visit the event website here
Follow royalscotgeosoc on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

Venue: Logie Lecture Theatre, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

11th October: Will Millard – Life With The Hunters of The South Seas
Join award-winning BBC presenter and writer Will for an evening of stories from a decade spent living with the South Pacific’s last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes. Will’s totally immersive talk is illustrated with stunning clips and exclusive images from his BBC Two documentaries and landmark expeditions. Will brings his humour and genuine sense of wonderment to a thrilling talk featuring some of the most extraordinary humans on Earth.

8th November: Rebecca Lowe – Crossing Continents & Cultures: From London to Tehran by Bike
When Rebecca Lowe left London to embark on an 11,000km cycle to Tehran, she was deeply unprepared. She was unfit, had no sense of direction and had not cycled uphill for over six years, but nonetheless she was determined to succeed. Join Rebecca to listen to tales from her life-changing adventure and learn how she discovered a world of greater warmth, colour and complexity than she could ever have imagined.

6th December: Mark Evans – Into the Abode of Death: Crossing the Empty Quarter of Arabia
In the 1920s, the race was on to become the first westerner to successfully cross The Empty Quarter. In February 1931, RSGS Livingstone Medallist Bertram Thomas, after a journey of 60 days, did just that. Eighty-five years later, Mark Evans and his team set out to recreate this historic journey, taking 49 days to cross the largest sand desert in the world, from Salalah in Oman, across Saudi Arabia to Doha in Qatar.

17th January: Professor Colin Ballantyne – The Ice Age in Scotland
As recently as 25,000 years ago, Scotland was completely buried by an ice sheet over a kilometre thick, the last of a succession of ice sheets and glaciers that have sculpted the landscape into its present form over the last 2.5 million years. This much acclaimed talk will explore the climate changes of the last ice age and the effects of glaciation on Scotland’s scenery.

14th February: Jo Woolf – The Great Horizon: Stories of Exploration from RSGS
From the pages of her new book The Great Horizon, based on her research in the RSGS archives, Jo Woolf brings to life the stories of some of the people who have inspired her. There are explorers from the ‘heroic age’ of polar exploration, desert travellers, renowned mountaineers, oceanographers, botanists, geologists, and a particularly daring secret agent in Bolshevist Russia!

14th March: Harry Hook – About Africa: In Pictures
Harry tells the dynamic and fascinating story of Africa’s human migration from countryside to the city, an epic journey of cultural change as seen and told from a lifetime photographing Africa. From pristine wildernesses to the heart of the continent’s expanding cities, Harry’s unusual collection of images covers a vast span of places and people and shines fresh light on Africa past and present.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Stirling are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at University of Stirling

Japan Week 2018

Japan Week 2018

19th February 2018 - 22nd February 2018
Join us at The University of Stirling for Japan Week, an exciting programme of events dedicated to Japanese culture.
Japan Week: Origami Workshop

Japan Week: Origami Workshop

22nd February 2018
Explore the unique culture of Japan through a hands-on opportunity to learn the art of origami.
Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art

Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art

22nd February 2018
Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi performs Rakugo, an ancient Japanese art form that is very much alive and well in the 21st century.
Artist’s Talk and Walk around Airthrey Loch

Artist’s Talk and Walk around Airthrey Loch

24th February 2018
Join the artist Alan Rutherford for a walk around the Airthrey Loch and join in a discussion about the art work on Saturday 24th February!
Race For Life 5K Cancer Research UK - Stirling

Race For Life 5K Cancer Research UK - Stirling

13th May 2018
Sign up now for Cancer Research UK Race for Life 5K in Stirling and help the fight to beat cancer!

Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Talking Shops - A History of Scotland’s Shopfronts
Talking Shops - A History of Scotland’s Shopfronts
26th February 2018
The Engine Shed, Stirling
This a one day seminar at The Engine Shed on 26th February will launch their new exhibition 'Talking Shops'.
Talk on the Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement
Talk on the Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement
26th February 2018
The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling
Hear Dr Elizabeth Cumming give a talk on the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland from 1880s to the 1920s at this Friends of the Smith Lecture on 26th February.
Stirling Speakers Club
Stirling Speakers Club
26th February 2018
Stirling
Would you like to improve your public speaking in a fun-filled environment? Then join Stirling Speakers Club!

Find other events in Stirling

Sponsored Links

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »

Popular Events

The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Stirling Albert Halls on 14th December!
Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads
A winning night of comedy at Macrobert Arts Centre with the always honest, always regretting it later, Sara Pascoe.
Easter Antics at The Engine Shed
There's something for all ages at The Engine Shed free workshops over the Easter Holidays.
Rich Hall’s Hoedown
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring and it comes to The Albert Halls on 24th February.
Nicky-Tams Jam Night
Wednesday is Nicky-Tams Jam Night upstairs in the lounge. Come along, join in and have some fun!