Geographical : 2020-10-01

IN SOCIETY : 74 : 74

IN SOCIETY

IN SOCIETY RGS-IBG EVENTS ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC­AL SOCIETY (WITH IBG) SELECTION OF EVENTS FOR OCTOBER Wednesday 7 October, 7.00pm8.15pm Tuesday 13 October, 8.00pm9.30pm Monday 19 October, 2.30pm3.30pm (Lecture, online) Kelp forests: breathing new life into our coastal waters (Lecture, online) Food security and sustainabi­lity in post-conflict Freetown (Lecture, online) Be Inspired: Gotham rising The iconic architectu­re and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefelle­r Centre to the pastrami sandwich, when the jazz age gave way to the age of swing and the city opened its great museums, came into being in the 1930s. Join Jules Stewart to explore Gotham’s defining decade. Kelp forests are not only beautiful, but also reduce impacts from climate change, enhance coastal wildlife, fisheries and local economies. Dr Ian Hendy discusses the dangers these essential ecosystems face. Drawing on four decades of research in West Africa, Professor Tony Binns (University of Otago) explores the crucial role of urban agricultur­e in postconfli­ct Sierra Leone. Tickets: Free Tickets: Free Tickets: Free (Talk, online) Antarctica today (Lecture, online) COVID-19 geoanalysi­s: defence and Ordnance Survey support (Talk, online) Focus on travel videos Join us for an evening dedicated to Antarctica’s unique geopolitic­al situation, current research being conducted, as well as an insight into the future of this continent. Would you like to find out how to create great travel videos and take your content to the next level? Join our panel of travel vloggers and videograph­ers to learn some great insights. Our panel will outline their creative processes, explain what equipment they use and how they edit and share their videos. They will also share tips on how to improve your skills with existing equipment you may have. Captain Luke Parker and Lisa Allen, Head of Data and Analytical Services at Ordnance Survey, will look at how coronaviru­s has thrust locational data and geospatial analysis onto the world stage, enabling both government­al and defence responses. Tickets: £6, RGS-IBG members £4 Book online at: geog.gr/rgsAntarct­ica Tickets: Free Book online at: geog.gr/rgsgeoanal­ysis Tickets: £6, RGS-IBG members £4 Book online at: geog.gr/rgstravelv­ideos RGS-IBG CORPORATE SUPPORTERS Geographic­al 7472 •

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