Public events 2016

Booking for Autumn 2016 opens in August on the RGS-IBG website.

Beyond belief?


Tuesday 4 October 7.00pm – 8.30pm, panel discussion, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Over 170 different religions are represented in Britain, but despite this, the number of people who identify as of ‘no religion’ has risen sharply, from 25% in 2011 to 48.5% in 2014. People of no religion now outnumber Christians in England and Wales, even more so in Scotland, and four out of 10 people raised as Anglicans have abandoned their faith.

What’s driving this decline? What does it mean for individuals and communities in Britain? And how are people finding new ways to find meaning in today’s rapidly changing world? Join us to discuss how the landscape of religion is changing.

Tickets: £10, £7 RGS-IBG members, £5 students


Flooding: National problem, local solutions?


Saturday 3 December 3.00pm – 6.30pm, discussion and buffet, Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ
In the face of increasing flood risk, people are coming together and using local knowledge to build resilience. Can communities learn from each other? Can Cumbria’s experience help develop a national flood plan?

Tickets: RGS-IBG members £12.50; non-members £15, includes buffet meal. Please book in advance (from August 2016) via the Rheged Centre T 017688 68000 (10.00am – 5.00pm open).

Image credit: Brigsteer, Cumbria, S. Rae, flickr