Upcoming Events

27
Jan
2018

Field trip UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day

Special Forces Instructors
Saturday, 27 Jan 2018
To reserve places please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state which date you are joining and the number of Members. You’ll receive confirmation of your places and a booking form.
The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to offer Members another UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day. This is following popular demand from the first two events held during November. You are welcome to join on either 27 January or 28 January. The training is being held on private land on Lantau Island. Please see an article from the South China Morning Post from the experience held in November: http://bit.ly/2Acvzkh
28
Jan
2018

Field trip UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day

Special Forces Instructors
Sunday, 28 Jan 2018
To reserve places please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state which date you are joining and the number of Members. You’ll receive confirmation of your places and a booking form.
The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to offer Members another UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day. This is following popular demand from the first two events held during November. You are welcome to join on either 27 January or 28 January. The training is being held on private land on Lantau Island. Please see an article from the South China Morning Post from the experience held in November: http://bit.ly/2Acvzkh
31
Jan
2018

China’s British Mandarin: Sir Robert Hart

Mark O’Neill
Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
Registration method: Pre-payment. Please scroll down.
The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to welcome the renowned journalist and author Mark O’Neill to speak on “China’s British Mandarin: Sir Robert Hart". In the history of China, there has never been a foreigner like Sir Robert Hart. He was Inspector-General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs in Beijing from 1863-1910 and the highest-ranking foreign official in Chinese history. His department contributed a substantial share of national revenue, up to one third in some years. This money was used to pay for many of the most important modernisation projects, including armaments and machinery factories, shipyards and the purchase of armed vessels that became China’s first modern navy.
2
Feb
2018

Finding the Source of the Irrawaddy

Wong How Man
Friday, 2 Feb 2018
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
Registration method: Registration at the event.
The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome Wong How Man, China’s greatest explorer and one of our most popular lecturers, to speak on “Finding the Source of the Irrawaddy”. Based on exhaustive map and satellite image research, a CERS team led by Wong How Man reached the headwater, and ultimately source of the Irrawaddy River in Zayu County of southeastern Tibet in May 2017. This expedition was especially interesting, since the location so excitingly found was also proved to be the source of the Dulongjiang of northwestern Yunnan.