RSGS Edinburgh Group

The RSGS Edinburgh Group was established in 1884; Henry Morton Stanley gave the first public talk, entitled The Congo.

There are now 12 RSGS Inspiring People talks in Edinburgh each year. Six of these talks are given on Wednesday afternoons, and six are given on Thursday evenings.

Edinburgh Afternoon Talks:

19th September 2018 – Rebecca Lowe, Crossing Continents and Cultures: From London to Tehran by Bike

17th October 2018 – Prof Doug Benn, Science and Adventure in Svalbard

21st November 2018 – Sarah Outen, Looping the Planet by Pedal and Paddle

23rd January 2019 – James Honeyborne, The Making of Blue Planet II

20th February 2019 – Pete Ritchie, Who Wants to Live in a Good Food Nation?

20th March 2019 – Fred Pearce FRSGS – When the Rivers Run Dry

Edinburgh Evening Talks: 

4th October 2018 – Simon Parker, A Reporter’s Adventures: More Than Just a Journey

8th November 2018 – John Pilkington FRSGS, Retracing a Victorian Expedition

6th December 2018 – Rod Downie, Icons on Ice: Innovation in Polar Bear Conservation 

10th January 2019 – Doug Allan FRSGS, Whale Meet Again…

7th February 2019 – Benedict Allen, Ultimate Explorer

7th March 2019 – Prof Wade Davis FRSGS,The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World

Wednesday afternoon talks are being held at either the University of Edinburgh’s David Hume or Appleton Tower

Thursday evening talks are being held at the University of Edinburgh’s Appleton Tower.



01738 455050

Edinburgh Evening
Appleton Tower
11 Crichton Street
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH8 9LE