From Sea Turtles To Micro-Plastics, Royal Geographical Society Is Streaming Fascinating Talks For Free

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 7 months ago

Looks like this article is a bit old. Be aware that information may have changed since it was published.

From Sea Turtles To Micro-Plastics, Royal Geographical Society Is Streaming Fascinating Talks For Free
Watch a lecture about the world's first female anti-poaching unit

The Royal Geographical Society is the latest London institution to unveil online streaming options to keep people entertained at home.

More than 50 talks are available to watch for free on the RGS website, in lieu of its normal live talks and events programme.

Sea turtle conservation is covered

The majority of them are microlectures, coming in at under 20 minutes in length, and are recorded versions of live events that the RGS has previously hosted. A few panel discussions are thrown into the mix too, though fear not, they were all recorded long before the time of social distancing.

The range of topics covered is impressive. Start your day with a foray into the science of micro-plastics, before dabbling in the highest cinema in the world, a pop-up picturehouse in the Himalayas. Acquaint yourself with the world's first female anti-poaching unit, in South Africa, find out what effect hurricanes have on sea turtles, and finish up by racing the sun across Hadrian's Wall — all from your living room, of course.

Follow the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada

Housing, micro-finance, the Pacific Crest Trail, a 'lost' house and climate change also feature, and if you're missing your dose of London while you're cooped up inside, hear about the scientists who use paddleboards to explore and monitor the Thames.

Browse the full range on the Royal Geographical Society website.

Other cultural streaming opportunities are available online courtesy of the Globe Theatre, Royal Opera House, The Original Theatre Company and JW3 Jewish Community Centre.

Keep up to date on all the latest London coronavirus news here.

Last Updated 24 March 2020