SES organises a wide range of events and socials throughout the year for its members and friends to enjoy, which include Explorer Talks, Charity Evenings and the annual Explorer Awards Presentation Evening. The aim is to enable a like-minded community of people, who are interested in learning about and conserving the world in which we live, to meet and hear stories from explorers and adventurers doing extraordinary things. Tickets to ALL SES events and socials, whether FREE or paying, are available on EVENTBRITE.


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SES Explorer Talks

Our Explorer Talks take place on the last Tuesday of every month (except May, July, August, November & December), are currently held at the Coopers Arms (Chelsea) and are FREE to SES members and £10 general admission. They provide a relaxed and informal setting for guests to enjoy an interesting talk from an inspirational speaker … and a few drinks! We have been lucky to enjoy talks from mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien, Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions Steve Jones, adventurer, writer and speaker Charlie Walker and wildlife conservationist James Glancy CGC, to name a few. Take a look at Eventbrite to see who we have booked for 2020!

SES Charity Evenings

We host at least one Charity Evening a year which generally takes place at the Royal Geographical Society (Kensington). Speakers at these events have included Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Levison Wood and Dee Caffari MBE.

SES Explorer Awards Presentation Evening

Our Explorer Awards Presentation Evening is our flagship event of the year and is a celebration of scientific endeavour and inspirational leadership where we present Explorer Awards to future rising stars in the field of global, scientific exploration. This event takes place in May each year and guests not only get to see young explorers receiving their awards but also three outstanding individuals, who have achieved great things and whose passion, determination and grit are an inspiration to us all, receiving their Honorary Awards.