Before the next instalment of the RSGS 'Inspiring People' talks programme with Bruce Gittings, the Society will be holding a free exhibition at the Stirling University venue with the theme of 'Firsts and Nearly Firsts'.
On display will be facsimile maps and artefacts including a letter to RSGS from first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, and a signed copy of the Times special supplement announcing the first ascent of Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary. There will also be several items relevant to the local area and people, sourced by Head of RSGS Collections Margaret Wilkes.
Speaking about this exciting exhibition, she said: “The RSGS is a repository of some the best stories from the past 135 years. This free exhibition will share some of the most enthralling, from famous explorers to master cartographers. For both young and old, it’s an opportunity not to be missed and I have a special item up my sleeve which is relevant to the local area – I’ll be revealing this on the night!”
The free exhibition is open from 6:30pm to 7:25pm at the Logie Lecture Theatre, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA.