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; non-members welcome.
Upcoming ‘Travellers and their Tales’ events:
Monday 29th January
South to Antarctica: Heather Willimott
Patagonia, a Tale of Two Coasts: John Walls
Monday 26th February
The Wee Toon: Willie Crossan
The Cederberg: Tim Rideout
Twenty Years Visiting Taiwan: Stephen Phillips
Monday 26th March
Exploring Sudan: Peter Ireland
Mid-India: Katy Haddock