Past Events

12
Jun
2018

A tall story! – Saving Africa’s giraffe

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018
Dr Julian Fennessey
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
Please note the venue has changed to the Executive Centre. Registration method: Pre-payment. Please scroll down.
11
Jun
2018

The Evolution of the Earth

Monday, 11 Jun 2018
Professor Albert Zijlstra
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
Registration method: Pre-payment. Please scroll down.
7
Jun
2018

Film Screening: Anote's Ark

Thursday, 7 Jun 2018
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Screening 7.30 pm
The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place , 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
Registration method: Pre-payment. Please scroll down.
1
Jun
2018

Annual Quiz Dinner

Friday, 1 Jun 2018
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Buffet Dinner & Quiz start from 7.30 pm
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Please send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1
Jun
2018

To the Top: The First ascent of the Kangshung Face of Mt Everest and other Great Peaks

Friday, 1 Jun 2018
Stephen Venables, the first person to sleep on the summit of Mount Everest
Complimentary Drinks Reception 7.15 pm; Talk 7.45 pm
Function Room, 1/F, Ladies' Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels
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30
May
2018

Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China's Shadow

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Ben Bland
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
29
May
2018

The Hong Kong Independent Battalion: The Story of the Secret Resistance Fighters of HK during the Japanese Occupation of 1941-1945

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Geoffrey Ko, Historian; Tsui Yuet-ching, daughter of a HK Guerrilla fighter and author of The Hong Kong Independent Battalion and Catherine Man, Translator of The Hong Kong Independent Battalion
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
TKP Conference Centre, 23/F, Euro Trade Centre, 21- 23 Des Voeux Road Central
Registration method: Pre-payment. Please scroll down.
19
May
2018

The Royal Wedding Hong Kong Celebration

Saturday, 19 May 2018
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
The Hong Kong Country Club, 188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay
Registration method: Pre-payment. Please scroll down.
18
May
2018

Limitless – By Paddle Board Across the Atlantic

Friday, 18 May 2018
Chris Bertish
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Jockey Club Lecture Theatre, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay
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16
May
2018

The Shakespeare effect: How the Bard helped to shape modern China?

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Nancy Pellegrini
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
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15
May
2018

Hydroponic Farming: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
James Yau
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
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14
May
2018

China’s British Mandarin: Sir Robert Hart

Monday, 14 May 2018
Mark O’Neill
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Pre-payment. Please scroll down. Please notethat 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
8
May
2018

Film Screening "Education Explorers in India" 3,000 km across India in a Rickshaw with an Introduction and Q&A

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Tom Boarder, Director & Paul Niel, Producer
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Screening 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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29
Apr
2018

Special Event: “City Nature Challenge” urban field trip - From Bowen Road walking trail to Hong Kong Park in Admiralty

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018
Leader: Dr Caroline Dingle & Dr. Tim Bonebrake
10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Pre-payment is required. Please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you would receive a form and joining instructions.
25
Apr
2018

Field trip to the Silver Shadow

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
the Ship's Officers
6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
The event is full.
24
Apr
2018

Hmong Songs of Memory: The Music of the Hmong of Laos and Thailand

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018
Victoria Vorreiter
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central
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23
Apr
2018

The First Blind Person to Race to the South Pole

Monday, 23 Apr 2018
Mark Pollock
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Function Room, 1/F, Ladies Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road
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21
Apr
2018

Guided Tour to Mai Po

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
18
Apr
2018

River of Life: Travelling the Length of the Ganges

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018
Victor Mallet
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
6/F Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East
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17
Apr
2018

Exploring China's Wild West

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018
Adrian Bottomley and Kyle Obermann
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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12
Apr
2018

City of Devils: Shanghai in the 1930s

Thursday, 12 Apr 2018
Paul French
Session 1: Drinks Reception 5.30 pm; Lecture 6.00 pm ; Session 2: Drinks Reception 7.30 pm; Lecture 8.00 pm.
Function Room, Ladies’ Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels
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24
Mar
2018

Treasure Hunt: Hong Kong's Geography & Heritage

Saturday, 24 Mar 2018
2.00 pm to 5.30 pm, walk around Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty and Wanchai; 5.30 pm to 6. 30 pm Drinks and Prize Giving
Central
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21
Mar
2018

The Human Conquest of the Earth and the Oceans

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018
Professor Daniel Pauly
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm
KPMG Hub, 22nd Floor, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Registration method: Registration at the event.
19
Mar
2018

Film Screening: "Running Wild"

Monday, 19 Mar 2018
Introduced by Paul McIntosh
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Screening 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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18
Mar
2018

Field Trip: Glories of the Lantau Trail with a private visit to Lung Tsai Ng Yuen Chinese landscaped garden

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018
Marco Foehn
Meet at City Hall, Central: 9.30 am; Arrive at City Hall, Central: 6.30 pm
To reserve places please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You'll then receive from the RGS booking instructions, a booking form and detailed joining instructions.
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