Upcoming Events


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The Reluctant Anthropologist: Tales of Madagascar

Professor Maurice Bloch

Thursday 31 January 2019


Why is it so easy, when we go to somewhere which the tourist industry would describe as very exotic, to get on with people? Part of the answer is that remote people are much less different than we might, at first, believe and that modern society is much less different than is often assumed. This […]

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Explore South-West – Evening

Friday 8 February 2019


This is an event in the beautiful city of Exeter for adventurous people attracted to the work of the Royal Geographical Society. World-leading geographers and scientists are joined by explorers and figures from culture in a busy programme of talks, workshops, and socialising. Explore South West is an opportunity to hear tales from scientists who […]

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Explore South-West – Conference

Saturday 9 February 2019


This is an event in the beautiful city of Exeter for adventurous people attracted to the work of the Royal Geographical Society. World-leading geographers and scientists are joined by explorers and figures from culture in a busy programme of talks, workshops, and socialising. Explore South West is an opportunity to hear tales from scientists who […]

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Past Events


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Sea Turtle Conservation

Professor Brendan Godley

Thursday 29 November 2018


Professor Brendan Godley will talk through his esteemed international career in sea turtle conservation from undergraduate researcher to professional scientist. He will highlight how despite technological innovation, we still need to get out into the field. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS Tickets from £3 Event starts at 6:15 P.M. Duration 60 minutes

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BLUE HEART ~ THE FIGHT FOR EUROPE’S LAST WILD RIVERS

Thursday 11 October 2018


This is a screening of a celebrated film about Europe’s last wild rivers, followed by a panel discussion with speakers from the University of Exeter, National Trust, Flow Partnership, and South West Water The film “Blue Heart” aims to raise public awareness about the negative impact of the Balkan Rivers hydropower boom. More than 3,000 […]

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Isn’t 90º North a Lifeless, Irrelevant and Pointless Place?!

Pen Hadow

Friday 5 October 2018


Pen Hadow is one of the world’s leading explorers. In 2003 Pen Hadow became the first person to trek solo, and without resupply, across the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice from Canada to the North Geographic Pole – a feat that has never been repeated. But of the 850 hours spent hauling his sledge, over 30 […]

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Using Mindfulness in Kenyan Prisons

Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno

Thursday 28 June 2018


Dr. Inma Adarves-Yorno is a mindfulness TED speaker, researcher, and trainer. She has witnessed the transformational power of mindfulness when aligned with a meaningful social identity. In this talk, Inma tells the fascinating story of the successes and failures of a mindfulness movement in Kenyan prisons. “Prisons and hospitals have something in common in Kenya: […]

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MOZAMBIQUE’S FORGOTTEN SKY-ISLANDS

Sam Jones

Thursday 31 May 2018


Until recent years, the mountains of northern Mozambique- isolated mountain ‘archipelagos’ that lie adjacent to the main highlands of eastern Africa remained relatively unknown in terms of biology. Owing to their remoteness and civil war, they have only recently been explored. These so called ‘sky islands’ harbour lush evergreen rainforests at high altitudes, differing from […]

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A YEAR IN A NAMIBIAN VILLAGE

Dr Helen John

Thursday 26 April 2018


Helen tells tales and anecdotes from her year spent in a Namibian Village conducting anthropological research by discussing interpretations of New Testament texts. Helen lived in an Owambo homestead in the remote North of Namibia. She looked at the relationship between African Traditional Religion and Christianity. As an inexperienced fieldwork researcher at the outset, Helen encountered […]

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