Achievements

Over the past 60 years, teams of Glasgow staff and students have travelled to every corner of the globe in search of new discoveries and aiming to answer fundamental questions relating to the natural environment in which we live. Expedition teams have travelled over 6 continents, looking at varied aspects of geography, zoology, geology, anthopology and more. You can read reports of recent expeditions and an overview of some of our achievements by following the links below:

Achievements

Over the years Glasgow ExSoc Expeditions have achieved amazing things all over the world. From journal articles in Nature to the lasting legacy of building libraries and women’s skills centers in rural Gambia to art exhibitions to increased awareness of conservation of numerous species and habitats, our expeditions teams have all achieved a huge amount. No doubt our greatest achievement, however, has been the associated benefits of sending so many students, hundreds over the years, into the field to explore, to work and to get inspired. Expeditions are often cited as the most important experience our students have during their University years and they have undoubtedly instigated an enthusiasm for the natural world which sees many of our former team members continuing to research or work with conservation and development bodies all over the world.

Reports

A selection of final reports from previous expeditions can be found below. Please click the link below and the report will open in a new window. If you have access to any other old reports of society expeditions we would love to hear from you!

Bolivia Cyprus

 2009 report

 2010 report

 2012 report

 2008 report

 2009 report

 2010 report

 2011 report

 2012 report

2013 report

Ecuador

 2004 report

 2005 report

 2006 report

 2007 report

 2008 report

 2009 report

 2011 report

 2012 report

Gambia Iceland

 2005 report

 2006 report

 2008 report

 2011 report

 2012 report

Tanzania Tobago

 2008 report

 2010 report

 2011 report

 2006 report

 2012 report

2013 report

2014 report

Trinidad Peru

 2001 report

 2004 report

 2007 report

2010 report

 2011 report

 2012 report

2013 report

2014 report

2015 report

2011 report

 2012 report

Egypt

2014 report

2015 report

Zambia

 2008 report

Remote Scotland

2014 report

2015 report

Into the Archives

We’re lucky to have an amazing archive from expeditions over the past 80 years. We have reports from expeditions to the Isle Of Canna in 1936, St Kilda in 1956, Calabria (Italy) and Morrocco in 1970, Norway in 1969, Durness in 1975 and many more. We’re really keen to build on this to create a digital archive which is a testament to the great things Glasgow expeditions have done. If you have access to any old reports or know where we might find more please do drop us an email at explorationsocietygu@gmail.com.

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