The RSGS Glasgow Group was established in 1884; Henry Morton Stanley gave the first public talk, entitled The Congo. There are now 12 RSGS Inspiring People talks held in Glasgow each year.

Events in Glasgow

There are now 12 RSGS Inspiring People talks in Glasgow each year. Six of these talks are given on Thursday afternoons at 2.15pm, and six are given on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. Most are held at The Glasgow Academy. However, please check individual event listings for any changes.

Glasgow Venue 

The Glasgow Academy, 25 Colebrooke St, Glasgow G12 8HE


Traveller's Talks

Our Local Group in Glasgow host smaller Traveller's Talks throughout the year, featuring stories from friends of RSGS. Entry to talks is £3.00.

Talks are held in the Kirk Lounge, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4LP, and begin at 7.30pm on Mondays.

  • 28th October 2019: Masai Mare and the Gorillas (Elaine Batty); Bulgaria: A 30 Year Retrospective (Jim MacDonald); Rajasthan (Murdo MacLean).
  • 25th November 2019: More Scottish Islands (Heather Willimot); Shetland (David Palmer); A Trip Around Provence (John Walls).
  • 27th January 2020: Take Me Back to Sorrento (Gordon MacFarlane); Elba (Iris Gibson); The Ross Sea & Beyond (Alex Nangle).
  • 24th February 2020: Costa Rica (Bob Byiers); Circumnavigating Iceland (Tim Rideout); The Churches of Kintyre (Willie Crossan).
  • 23rd March 2020: In the Land of the Maya, Guatemala, and Yucatan (Katy Haddock); Marrakesh to Marrakesh (Jack Bairner).