Upcoming Events

27
Feb
2018

The Bicycle Diaries: One Woman Cycling from London to Tehran

Rebecca Lowe
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central
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The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome Rebecca Lowe to Hong Kong to speak on “The Bicycle Diaries: One Woman Cycling from London to Tehran". Rebecca Lowe cycled for 11,000km on her journey to Tehran, with little prior training, 60kg of luggage and a ukulele. She visits the RGS to tell the tale of her life-changing adventure, from collapsing from thirst in the Sahara to being stalked by security forces in Egypt and hitting the underground party scene in Iran – and ultimately discovering a world of greater warmth, colour and complexity than she could ever have imagined.
13
Mar
2018

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

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
10.00 am to 11. 00 am HK Observatory tour ; 11.30 am to 1.00 pm Chungking Mansions tour ; 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm Lunch at Chungking Mansions
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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.
15
Mar
2018

Gala Dinner 2018: "I Chose to Climb" Celebrating 70 years of Expeditions to the World’s Greatest Peaks

Sir Chris Bonington, CVO
Thursday, 15 Mar 2018
6.30 for 7.30 pm Drinks & Banquet dinner with address by Sir Chris Bonington
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
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Please join the Royal Geographical Society and the Hong Kong Club at a banquet dinner with Guest of Honour Sir Chris Bonington,. One of the greatest mountaineers in history, and perhaps the most eloquent and entertaining lecturer to have spoken to the Society. On this occasion, Sir Chris lectures on “I Chose to Climb": Celebrating 70 years of Expeditions to the World’s Greatest Peaks”. This is the story of his extraordinary career, from his first adventures on mountains in the early 1950s to his ascent of the Old Man of Hoy, a repeat of his famous first ascent, at the age of 80. The talk covers the best of his amazing adventures in between, including a tour of his first ascents in the great ranges including his heroic ascents of Everest and the Ogre, as always accompanied by unrivalled mountain photography. He gives a very personal story of adventure, triumph and tragedy, shared with some of the greatest characters of mountaineering, illustrated with superb images and video.
24
Mar
2018

Treasure Hunt: Hong Kong's Geography & Heritage

Saturday, 24 Mar 2018
2.00 pm to 5.30 pm, walk around Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty and Wanchai; 5.30 pm to 6. 30 pm Drinks and Prize Giving
Central
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28
Apr
2018

Field trip UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day

Special Forces Instructors
Saturday, 28 Apr 2018
8.50 am to 6.40 pm
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The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to offer Members another UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day. This is following popular demand from the four events held during November and January 2018. You are welcome to join on either 28 April or 29 April. 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
29
Apr
2018

Field trip UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day

Special Forces Instructors
Sunday, 29 Apr 2018
8.00 am to 6. 00 pm
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to offer Members another UK Special Forces Survival Skills Day. This is following popular demand from the four events held during November and January 2018. You are welcome to join on either 28 April or 29 April. 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