Upcoming Events

19
Sep
2017

Saving the Last Rhinos of Africa

Louise Joubert
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm ; Lecture 7.30 pm
The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Registration method: Registration at the event. Please note that no denim, T-shirts, flip flops or sportswear are permitted at the HK Club.
The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome Louise Joubert to speak on "Saving the Last Rhinos of Africa". In this lecture, Ms Joubert talks of what the future holds for the rhinoceroses of Africa. She discusses the present situation on rhino poaching and the effects of corruption. She also reviews the lack of government efficiency and political will, from either the supply and demand countries. She also asks if rhinos can be saved in time and what steps are required from mankind.
20
Sep
2017

The Mercenary Mandarin

David Leffman
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm ; Lecture 7.30 pm
23/F, Euro Trade Centre, 21-23 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central (this venue is 10 seconds walk from MTR Central Station Exit A)
Registration method: Registration at the event

The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome David Leffman to speak on "The Mercenary Mandarin”.  In this talk, Mr Leffman covers the extraordinary life of Victorian British adventurer William Mesny, who spent of his adult life in China, becoming a smuggler, a prisoner of the Taiping rebels, an arms dealer and a decorated general in the Qing military. 
 

21
Sep
2017

Ideology replaced by Identity: How will peace and prosperity survive?

Lord Chris Patten
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Talk: 6pm to 8pm
Loke Yew Hall, Main Building, Hong Kong University
This talk is full.

The Royal Geographical Society and the University of Hong Kong are delighted to welcome Chris Patten to speak on “Ideology replaced by Identity: How will peace and prosperity survive?”

25
Sep
2017

Finding the Source of the Irrawaddy

Wong How Man
Monday, 25 Sep 2017
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm
11/F, 2 Exchange Square, 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.
26
Sep
2017

The Rock Art of Africa: 25,000 Years of World History and Climate Change on the World’s Biggest Canvas

David Coulson
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm
The Bloomberg Theatre, 25/F Cheung Kong Centre, Central
Registration method: Pre-payment. Please scroll down.
The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome David Coulson, to speak on "The Rock Art of Africa: 25,000 Years of World History and Climate Change on the World’s Biggest Canvas". Residing in Africa for more than 40 years, British adventurer and photographer David Coulson has discovered and documented more rock art sites across the continent than anyone else. On the way, he has accumulated many amusing stories, including being charged by elephants and frequently lost in desert sandstorms.
27
Sep
2017

Behind the Scenes" of Hong Kong International Airport

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
5:00 pm to 10.00 pm
This event requires pre-registration and pre-payment. This event is full.
The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to offer Members a “Behind the Scenes” tour of Hong Kong International Airport. This tour is most generously facilitated by Jardine Aviation Services.