Upcoming Events

21
Jun
2021

African Painted Dogs: Conserving Southern Africa's most Endangered Carnivore

Chris Kelly & Mike Staegemann
Monday, 21 Jun 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Webtalk
This talk is particularly suitable for our teenage members as well as for all adults. The event is free of charge for members. For guests or non members, the registration fee is $50. Please click into https://www.rgshk.org.hk/payment-for-wild-dogs-webtalk-on-mon-21-jun. The webinar link is going to be sent at 12.30 pm on Monday, 21 June.
Once spanning across 34 African countries, the picturesque African Painted Dog once numbered 300,000 individuals and could be found throughout most of Sub-Saharan Africa. Today a mere 3,000 to 5,000 remain across 6 countries, and they are now considered southern Africa’s most endangered carnivore.
24
Jun
2021

Ships of the Silk Road: The Bactrian Camel in Chinese Jade

Angus Forsyth
Thursday, 24 Jun 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
The Hong Kong Club, 1/F, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Please note that no blue denim, T-shirts or sportswear are permitted at the HK Club. For details, please go to www.thehongkongclub.hk/public/dress-code-policies.html
For hundreds of years, the Bactrian camel ploughed a lonely furrow across the vast wilderness of Asia. This bizarre-looking, temperamental yet hardy creature here came into its own as the core goods vehicle, resolutely and reliably transporting to China - over huge and unforgiving distances - fine things from the West while taking treasures out of the Middle Kingdom in return. It took all manner of goods linking China in the East with Rome in the West via Persia for perhaps 1,000 years.
Jun
2021

Weekly Webtalk Series

Wednesday, 30 Jun 2021

Due to the tighening up of social distancing, we regret that we are not able to host any physical talks for the time being.  In the meanwhile, we hope you will join and enjoy some of our webtalks.  We look forward to recommencing our programme of 100+ events per year as soon as possible.