Past Events

11
Dec
2019

Did Admiral Zheng He explore America before Christopher Columbus?

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019
Dr Sheng-Wei Wang
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
3
Dec
2019

Tour of the Exhibition "Along China's Coast: Dezso Bozoky's Travel Photography 1908 - 1909

Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019
toured by Dr Florian Knothe, Director of the University Museum and Art Gallery
Group 1: Meeting at 6.00 pm at East Wing Gate of HKU or Group 2: Meeting at 6.30 pm at East Wing Gate of HKU; Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.00 pm; Gallery Tour 7.00 pm
The Hong Kong University Museum
Pre-registration is necessary.
29
Nov
2019

Field Trip to the World Dream cruise ship

Friday, 29 Nov 2019
5.15pm to 8.45pm
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26
Nov
2019

Reenacting the 1914 Giro d'Italia

Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
Harold Ousby
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Harcourt Room, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
23
Nov
2019

Boat Field Trip to Sharp Island and the UNESCO Geopark: HK's Stunning Volcanic Islands

Saturday, 23 Nov 2019
Leader: Dr Chiu Hon Chim
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
22
Nov
2019

Annual Dinner: An Explorer’s Life on the Edge: Lost and Found in the Amazon and Papua New Guinea

Friday, 22 Nov 2019
Guest of Honour: Benedict Allen
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Four-course Banquet Dinner 7.30 pm; Talk thereafter
Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Causeway Bay
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19
Nov
2019

Wildlife or Commodity? Exploring Humankind's Relationship with Nature

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Britta Jaschinski
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205 Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Pre-payment is required.
16
Nov
2019

Boat Field trip to Nine Pin Islands & Tung Lung Pirate Fort

Saturday, 16 Nov 2019
Leader: Dr Rod Sewell and Smriti Safaya
9.30am to 6.00pm
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14
Nov
2019

A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma

Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
David Eimer
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
12
Nov
2019

Xinjiang: China's Turkestan

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019
Ryan Pyle
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
9
Nov
2019

Boat Field trip to Tung Ping Chau: HK's Stunning Remote Island

Saturday, 9 Nov 2019
Leader: Smriti Safaya
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7
Nov
2019

The Anarchy: The Story of East India Company

Thursday, 7 Nov 2019
William Dalrymple
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.00 pm; Talk 7.00 pm (Please note the time)
Jardine Penthouse, 48/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
Pre-payment is required.
4
Nov
2019

Asian Divas: The Movement of Women, Art and Culture along the Silk Road

Monday, 4 Nov 2019
David Chaffetz
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205 Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
31
Oct
2019

Field Trip to visit the "Race for Water" Catamaran

Thursday, 31 Oct 2019
To reserve places please email the RGS HK on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please state the number of places to reserve.
29
Oct
2019

Tribal Masks: Global Symbols of Ritual & Culture

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019
Chris Rainier
Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
28
Oct
2019

One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

Monday, 28 Oct 2019
Adrian Hayes
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
25
Oct
2019

The Anarchy: The Story of East India Company (This event is full)

Friday, 25 Oct 2019
William Dalrymple
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Jardine Penthouse, 48/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
Pre-payment is required.
23
Oct
2019

Behind the Veil - A Tour of Iran Today

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019
David Nissan
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205 Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Pre-payment is required.
22
Oct
2019

Modern Slavery: Combatting Human Trafficking for Businesses

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
Matt Friedman
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Bonhams, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Pre-payment is required.
20
Oct
2019

Boat Field Trip to Tolo Channel and Double Haven North East New Territories including the famous natural arch of Ap Chau

Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
Dr Jason Ali
8.45 am to 6.00 pm
To reserve places, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You will then receive the RGS booking instructions, a booking form and detailed joining instructions.
18
Oct
2019

Communicating Climate Change: From Science to the People (This event is full)

Friday, 18 Oct 2019
Jonathan Lynn
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205 Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Pre-payment is required.
17
Oct
2019

Queen's Road West: Hong Kong's Vanishing Neighborhood (This event is full)

Thursday, 17 Oct 2019
William Furniss with Howard Bilton
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Pre-payment is required. Please note no denim, T-shirts, flip-flops or sportswear are permitted at the HK Club, For further details, please go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w9lZnFcbD4arPUGqIYtQxJBWybAwEGPAW-Wggesz2XY/edit
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