Forthcoming events

2:30 pm14:30

Royal Geographical Society Annual Children's Lecture 2016

Saturday 3rd December 2016 from 2.30pm

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London

The Society’s annual Children’s lecture is an entertaining and educational afternoon event. The lecture is intended for a family audience and members may apply for tickets in advance. Following the lecture, tea, squash and biscuits are served, our giant walk-on map is laid out and Geography Ambassadors run fun activities.

Previous speakers have included George McGavin, Ray Mears, Rebecca Stephens, Saba Douglas Hamilton, Iain Stewart, Michael Palin, Andy Eavis and Andy Rouse.

Timings for the event:

  • 1.45pm Exhibition Road doors open - ticket holders may take seats in Ondaatje Theatre or visit the Giant Map in the Education Centre
  • 2.30pm-3.15pm Lecture
  • 3.15pm-3.30pm Questions from the audience
  • 3.30-4.30pm Squash, biscuits and tea will be served in the Map Room, our giant map will be in the Education Centre, Stanfords will have a mini-shop with seasonal favourites and Geography Ambassadors will provide fun activities in the Main Hall.
  • 4.30pm Event ends and we hope all our guests (young and old) have had a lovely afternoon.

Tickets: Free to RGS-IBG members (maximum five per member) - admittance is by ticket only. Tickets are intended for members who wish to bring guests with them to the lecture. All children must be supervised by an adult and supervised throughout.

6:30 pm18:30

Reading University Alumni Lecture Series

Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading

The lecture will be followed by a Q & A session led by David Bell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading and a drinks reception, allowing all guests the opportunity to network and meet fellow alumni and University staff over a glass of wine.

All University of Reading alumni are welcome to attend. The lectures are free but booking is essential as places are limited. Book tickets at

3:00 pm15:00

Dundee Mountain Film Festival: Alone in Antarctica

I will be speaking during the Saturday afternoon session of the Dundee Mountain Film Festival on Saturday 26th November. Tickets are £10 and are available online along with full details on the Festival website at:

6:00 pm18:00

Canterbury Christ Church University Public Lecture

As part of the Canterbury Christ Church University Public Lecture Series, Felicity will be giving a public lecture at 6pm on Tuesday 11th October. She will be speaking about 'Pole of Cold: A Journey to chase winter'.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance by contacting or Tel: 01227 782994

For more information go to

Nov 27

Pole of Cold: Extreme Cold and Extreme Lives

From Saturday 13th August until Sunday 27th November

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

A new and expanded exhibition especially for the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, based on material from the Pole of Cold expedition. More information, including opening times, directions and ticket prices, at:

Discover the mystical world of the Arctic and the people who live there.  From Shamanism to ice cream. Kent’s very own polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE presents a diverse and exciting exhibition, which combines the natural world, adventure and art.  This compelling exhibition gives an insight into the coldest place on earth.

Pole of Cold explores what life is like in some of the coldest permanently inhabited places in the Arctic.  The photographs and words are from the expedition led by Felicity Aston and are visually stunning.

This exhibition mixes stunning photography with a number of interactive elements:

  • Try on a pair of snow goggles or mittens worn to protect against the cold
  • Design your own polar clothing in our own version of a Siberian house
  • Listen to traditional chants known as ‘joiking*’
  • Discover a series of little known facts about the peoples of the Arctic through your journey in the gallery
  • Tell us what winter means to you!
Mar 4

Exhibition - "Pole of Cold: What does winter mean to you?"

Reykjavik, Iceland

An exhibition of images, sounds and objects from the Pole of Cold Expedition to the coldest inhabited place in the world. Investigating perspectives and attitudes surrounding the winter season.

The exhibition will be held in the Arctic Trucks showroom.

Open to the public and free entry.

Felicity will be talking about the expedition at 8pm on the opening night of the exhibition.

7:30 pm19:30

RSGS Perth - 'Pole of Cold: A Journey to Chase Winter'

Part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society 'Inspiring People' series.

Salutation Hotel, 30-34 South Street, Perth PH2 8PH.
Admission free for RSGS Members or £8 for the public. Tickets can be bought on the door or in advance from the RSGS website

7:30 pm19:30

RSGS Inverness - 'Pole of Cold: A Journey to Chase Winter'

Part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society 'Inspiring People' series.

The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX
Admission free for RSGS Members or £8 for the public. Tickets can be bought on the door or in advance from the RSGS website

3:00 pm15:00

Womens Adventure Expo

Taking place in the M Shed(Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN) on the harbour side in Bristol, this is a full day event of speakers, workshops and exhibitors aimed at women involved in, or aspiring to be involved in, exploration, adventure travel, fieldwork, humanitarian aid work overseas and everything in between.

Tickets are £20 and can be booked in advance on the website

A genuinely great line-up of speakers make this a highly recommended event.