25th January 2010 Mark O’Shea, Blood, Sweat & Snakebites, The making of ‘O’Shea’s Big Adventure’. Mark, veteran field herpetologist of over 60 expeditions and filming trips to the tropics, is your guide as he explains the film making process, the problems of seeking out and filming wild animals in remote locations, the excitement when the elusive quest species is found, the disappointment when things go wrong. Illustrated with vivid Power Point images and amusing anecdotes.
Evening sponsored by Tendring Reuse & Employment Enterprise
The Royal Geographical Society was once synonymous with exploration and expeditions. During the 1970s and 1980s the RGS mounted a series of large-scale, multidisiplinary expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the world. Since then the Society seems to have turned its back on conducting its own expeditions. A significant number of Fellows wish to see a return to the heydays of the Society, they want the Society to once again mount large expeditions. However, the current RGS Council is against this return to large-scale expeditions. A Special General Meeting has been called for 18th May. If you are a Fellow or a Post-graduate Fellow of the RGS you can vote for the Resolution. If you are an interested member of the public you can voice your opinions and offer your support on The Beagle Campaign website.
Mark O’Shea has been FRGS for over 20 years and was the herpetologist on one the the RGS’s most successful expeditions, the Maracá Rainforest Project in northern Roraima, Brazil, during 1987-1988.
Read his open letter of support by clicking on this link. Up the Resolutionist
Visit the The Beagle Campaign website