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R O Y A L G E O G R A P H I C A L S O C I E T Y  W I T H I B G 

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1 DECEMBER, 7.30PM CANTHEUKEVERBE SUSTAINABLE? (21st Century Challenges event, London) Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future? With the UK aspiring to achieve more with less, who will help turn theory into practice? A panel including Sir Stuart Rose, Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP and Andy Hobsbawm discusses this issue.

i Tickets: RGS-IBG members £7, nonmembers £10. For further information, visit www.21stcenturychallenges.org or www.rgs.org/whatson

6 DECEMBER, 6.30PM FLYINGINSPACE (Lecture, London) In May, the space shuttle Atlantis departed on its final planned mission to the International Space Station. Having travelled 7,853,563 kilometres in 11 days and orbited the Earth 186 times, British-born NASA astronaut Piers Sellers talks about his third mission into space on board Atlantis.

i Tickets: RGS-IBG members and one guest

14 DECEMBER, 7PM LOSTLANDOFTHETIGER (Lecture, London) The tiger is critically endangered. Loss of natural habitat and hunting have reduced its numbers to an alltime low. A BBC team, with Fellow George McGavin, went to Bhutan to see if this small Himalayan kingdom holds the key to tiger survival. Venue: The Clothworkers’ Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, EC3R 7AH. This lecture is a repeat of the 29 November lecture held at the Society’s premises in Kensington.

i Tickets: RGS-IBG members and one guest

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6 DECEMBER, 2.30PM TEAANDTHEBRITISH (Be Inspired event, London) Be Inspired events are monthly afternoon talks given by speakers who have used the Society’s collections to inspire their writing, travel or personal researches. This month, author Roy Moxham will discuss his investigations into the history of tea.

i Tickets: free to RGS-IBG members and educational users. Non-members £5, payable in advance. For further information, call 020 7591 3044 or email showcase@rgs.org

11 DECEMBER, 2.30PM ANIMALDIARIES (Children’s lecture, London) Animals can now write their own diaries. Zoologist Rory Wilson explains how his automatic diaries can help us to understand animals’ secret lives and advance conservation.

i Tickets: Members only. RGS-IBG members can book a maximum of five tickets each. Call 020 7591 3100 or email events@ rgs.org five tickets each. Call 020 7591

15 DECEMBER, 7PM CHRISTMASQUIZ (Younger Members’ event, London) Come on your own or bring a team (maximum of five people) to test your general and geographical knowledge at a festive quiz organised by the Younger Members’ Committee. All welcome.

i Tickets: RGS-IBG members £8, non-members £10 (includes a cold buffet). Places are limited, so please book early (maximum five tickets per booking). Call 020 7591 3100, email events@rgs.org or book online at www.rgs.org/whatson

PATRON Her Majesty The Queen

HONORARY PRESIDENT HRH The Duke of Kent

THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT Michael Palin CBE VICE PRESIDENTS Professor Michael Bradshaw,

Barnaby Lenon, Professor Heather Viles

HONORARY TREASURER Stephen Henwood

HONORARY SECRETARIES Dr Georgina Endfield (Research), Professor David Petley (Expeditions and Fieldwork), Catrin Woodend (Education)

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL Benedict Allen, Michael Ashby,

Jamie-Buchanan-Dunlop, David Hayman, Dr Vanessa Lawrence, Dr Nick Middleton, Professor Susan Owens,

Professor Tony Parsons, Dr John Shears,

Major General Roy Wood

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is a leading world centre for geographers and geographical learning. One of our aims is to stimulate the awareness and enjoyment of the subject to a diverse range of people. Geography is about the understanding of the people, places and environments of our world, the processes by which they are changing, and the interconnections between them – both locally and globally. The Society carries out a wide range of activities to support these aims. We support research groups; promote geography within the national curriculum; produce scholarly publications; provide training in scientific field techniques and expeditions; offer information through our large map collection, library and picture library, and engage the wider public through our popular national lecture series.

TO FIND OUT ABOUT JOINING THE SOCIETY,

PLEASE CONTACT US ON +44 (0)20 7591 3080 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

AT www.rgs.org/joinus

RGS-IBG CORPORATE BENEFACTORS:

LAND ROVER, ORDNANCE SURVEY, ROLEX, SHELL INTERNATIONAL AND TRAILFINDERS

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