Upcoming Events

17
Jun
2019

Field Trip "A Visit to Hong Kong Observatory and Tour and Lunch at Chungking Mansions

Monday, 17 Jun 2019
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The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to arrange another visit to the Hong Kong Observatory. The tour takes place principally in the Observatory’s Historic Monument building of 1883, together with its surrounding gardens, where measurements are taken. In 1913, the Observatory became the Royal Observatory, an honour granted in recognition of its pioneering work on typhoon prediction, essential to a port city like Hong Kong.
19
Jun
2019

The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Arabs in China's Global Marketplace

Professor Gordon Mathews
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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The RGS is delighted to have Professor Gordon Mathews, one of our most popular speakers, to talk again – for the 7th time. Guangzhou is now the home to a huge foreign community, from almost every country in the world. This talk explores the relations between Africans, Arabs and other foreigners and the Chinese residents of Guangzhou, all living together.
20
Jun
2019

Exciting Tales from Hong Kong's History seen through its Historic Photos

David Bellis
Thursday, 20 Jun 2019
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
JC Cube, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
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In this talk, David Bellis presents a selection of photographs from his collection, showing the audience a Hong Kong that has long since disappeared. He illustrates the photos with fascinating stories of Hong Kong’s past. Most of the photos were taken around 1900-1930, though there are views right from the 1880s up to the 1960s.
25
Jun
2019

Working in War Zones with the Red Cross

Jason Yip, MH, Former Regional Head of Market in Asia for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
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Jason Yip was the one of the very first Hong Kongers at the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to be hired as an on-the-ground delegate. In this talk, he tells the extraordinary story of his service in conflict zones, including Palestine, Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria and Myanmar. He also talks of his extensive experience in security analysis and building dialogues with non-state military groups.
26
Jun
2019

The Story of Hong Kong's Trees: the Art and Science

Sally Bunker and Professor Richard Saunders
Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place , 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
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In this talk, the speakers talk of their new book Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China, for which Sally Bunker painted numerous original tree paintings. Some of these stunning paintings are going to be displayed at the talk.
6
Jul
2019

Field Trip "A Visit to the Crossroads Foundation - Refugee Experience"

Saturday, 6 Jul 2019
12.45 pm to 5.00 pm
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The RGS is pleased to arrange a visit to the Crossroads Global X-perience in the Gold Coast to provide an opportunity for members to experience the situations faced by fleeing refugees.