Royal Institution Public Talk - The future of geography

Royal Institution Public Talk - The future of geography

Tuesday 13th June 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

The race for dominance in space is shaping the future of humanity, from the discovery of space metals worth more than most countries’ GDP, to the possibility of humans on Mars within the next decade. This talk will examine Russia, China and the United States cosmic strides and what it means for the rest of us on Earth.

Join bestselling author and international diplomacy expert Tim Marshall as he lifts the lid on the geopolitical space race. Renowned for his works ‘Prisoners of Geography’ – a New York Times and Sunday Times #1 bestseller – and ‘The Power of Geography’.

Tim explores the new geopolitical realities of space and its impact on the global political landscape in the next fifty years. Topics include the new space race, great-power rivalry, technology, economics, and war, and how they are set to shape human history.

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/06/2023

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