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

About Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Stirling

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

Future Vision 2019 Series: Dementia Design and Neuroscience Workshop

Future Vision 2019 Series: Dementia Design and Neuroscience Workshop

21st February 2019
This Dementia Design and Neuroscience Workshop, at Stirling University on 21st February, will bring together basic neuroscientists and those working to improve designs for individuals with dementia.
Charity Dinner with Charlie ‘‘The Mailman’’ Flynn

Charity Dinner with Charlie ‘‘The Mailman’’ Flynn

21st March 2019
Join us at Stirling Court Hotel for a charity dinner in aid of the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charityand have a thoroughly enjoyable evening with Charlie "the Mailman" Flynn as guest speaker!

Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Scotland’s National Hero
Scotland’s National Hero
17th February 2019
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Future Vision 2019 Series: Dementia Design and Neuroscience Workshop
Future Vision 2019 Series: Dementia Design and Neuroscience Workshop
21st February 2019
University of Stirling, Stirling
This Dementia Design and Neuroscience Workshop, at Stirling University on 21st February, will bring together basic neuroscientists and those working to improve designs for individuals with dementia.
Talk on The Willow Tea Room Trust Glasgow
Talk on The Willow Tea Room Trust Glasgow
25th February 2019
The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling
Join the Friends of the Stirling Smith for a talk given by Jean Sinclair on The Willow Tea Rooms Trust's four year renovation of this Mackintosh Grade A listed premises!
Find Talks and Lectures events in Stirling

Find other events in Stirling

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Vibration Festival 2019
Join us for Vibration Festival, Scotland's newest boutique family friendly music festival, in the stunning grounds of Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday 25th May.
Jack and Jill Market - Falkirk
Shop smartly, be savvy and save money at the Jack & Jill Market Falkirk held at Grangemouth Sports Complex!
Sounds from Stirling Castle
Enjoy a unique evening of soul-stirring music as Erskine and The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Trust Present 'Sounds from Stirling Castle' on Saturday 16th March!
Menopause the Musical
Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour and stopping off once again at The Albert Halls on 19th February!
Scotland’s National Hero
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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 »