Upcoming Events

12
Nov
2019

Xinjiang: China's Turkestan

Ryan Pyle
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019
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.

Ryan Pyle talks about his eight years documenting China's remote and currently topical Xinjiang Region.  For centuries criminals, holy men, and traders tramped across this extraordinary region, and it was out of this tradition that the Silk Road was established.  Surrounded on three sides by some of the highest mountain ranges in the world, with the Gobi desert blocking the forth, what was Chinese Turkestan is one of the most isolated places on earth. 

14
Nov
2019

A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma

David Eimer
Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
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.

David Eimer tells of what he discovered while travelling, living and writing in Burma over the past decade, in a portrait of this extraordinary unique and complex country.  He demonstrates how many of the problems that Burma faces are a direct result of its extremely turbulent history, and are the legacy of both colonial rule and the junta that ruled Burma 1962-2010.  

16
Nov
2019

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

Leader: Dr Rod Sewell and Smriti Safaya
Saturday, 16 Nov 2019
9.30am to 6.00pm
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The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to welcome Dr Rod Sewell, Head of the Hong Kong Geological Survey, and Smriti Safaya to lead another boat excursion to the beautiful and inaccessible Nine Pin Islands.
19
Nov
2019

Wildlife or Commodity? Exploring Humankind's Relationship with Nature

Britta Jaschinski
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
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.
In this talk, famous wildlife photojournalist Britta Jaschinski gives an insightful expression of the identity and individuality of animals, which are shown though her award-winning photographs. She discusses her almost devout fascination with “the animal’s spirit”, illustrated by images of many of the world’s big cats and other mammals.
22
Nov
2019

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

Guest of Honour: Benedict Allen
Friday, 22 Nov 2019
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Four-course Banquet Dinner 7.30 pm; Talk thereafter
Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Causeway Bay
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“For me personally, exploration isn’t about conquering nature, planting flags or leaving your mark. It’s about the opposite: opening yourself up and allowing the place to leave its mark on you…”

The Talk:

With his usual zest and humour, famous explorer, adventurer and television presenter Benedict Allen shares stories of his amazing expeditions around the globe and of his extraordinary life as an explorer of more than 30 years, richly illustrated with slides and film clips.  

23
Nov
2019

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

Leader: Dr Chiu Hon Chim
Saturday, 23 Nov 2019
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We are delighted to welcome Dr Chiu Hon Chim to lead a fascinating field trip to the largest island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park located in Sai Kung. Sharp Island is well known for its volcanic legacy, an ideal spot to visit the island’s collapsed volcano and the affectionally named ‘Pineapple Bun’ rocks, which are ancient boulders filled with cracks.
29
Nov
2019

Field Trip to the World Dream cruise ship

Friday, 29 Nov 2019
5.15pm to 8.45pm
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The World Dream is sailing into Victoria Harbour and docking at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. Members are invited to a two hour tour of the ship, with cocktails and canapés on the deck.