The RSGS Glasgow 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 Glasgow each year. Six of these talks are given on Wednesday evenings, and six are given on Thursday afternoons.
Please note that Michael Portillo’s talk during November has already sold out and so will not be featuring on this page, sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Glasgow Evening Talks, 7.30pm:
Glasgow Afternoon Talks, 2.15pm:
Thursday afternoon talks in the 2018-19 season will be held at the Strathclyde Business School.
Wednesday evening talks in the 2018-19 season these will be held at the McCance Building.
The RSGS Glasgow Group are also involved in organising a number of other activities during the year. Most notably, the Glasgow Group put on their very own ‘Travellers and their Tales’ which are personal stories presented by members of the Local Group. These informal lectures begin at 7.30pm at the Renfield Centre. Admission £3, all welcome.
Upcoming ‘Travellers and their Tales’ events:
John Walls A Flavour of the Maritimes
Jo Dorling Albania
26th November 2018
Iris Gibson Madeira
Elaine Batty Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
David Palmer Citizen Science
28th January 2019
Alastair Douglas Lisbon and Thereabouts
Sandy Robertson Anglesey and Roundabout
Craig Borthwick Lunar Landscapes – Trekking the Remote Volcanic Deserts of Iceland
25th February 2019
Heather Willimot Bernese Oberland
Tim Rideout The Norwegian Fjords
Jim MacDonald Geological Highlights of the Canaries
25th March 2019
Peter Ireland Northern Greece
Katy Haddock Singapore to Chiang Mal