Beagle Campaign: Former Director John Hemming (1975-1996) voices support 3May09

The Campaign is heating up – most recently today with the former Director John Hemming (1975-1996) voices his support in a long article in The Observer. There’s already been a massive amount of media coverage….

Links below for some of the coverage. The vote is scheduled for the 18th May – all Fellows should have received their voting forms and in order to win, we need to get two thirds of the vote cast… so please PLEASE put the word out to any fellows you may know…. Every vote will count….. full details visit The Beagle Campaign:



12 Responses to “Beagle Campaign: Former Director John Hemming (1975-1996) voices support”

  1. Tan Says:

    Hello, Olly
    Do public vote count, or you need to be FGRS member only? Anyways I will tell my friend to go on the web site and vote just in case the public vote do count. Thank you for the info. Take care, Tan.

  2. Reena Says:

    Hi Olly,

    Hope all is well. I wanted to wish you luck on the Beagle Campaign. I know that the vote will be in your favor and the campaign will win by a landslide.
    If anybody can change the paradigm of the RGS it is going to be you guys. All of our postive energy and well wishes are with you.
    Olly, I read an article stating that the RGS gives grants to other organizations to conduct explorations and etc. Why would they not want to give that money to their own members to conduct the same explorations? I know it may cost a bit more but maybe more people would like to join the RGS.

    Wishing you health, happiness, love and wealth.

  3. Carmen Says:

    How exciting! I will be thinking of you all and wishing you the very best of luck on the 18th!


  4. Mike Laird Says:

    Hello Olly.

    I wholly support the Beagle Campaign and, as a fellow of the RGS, I have voted in favour of the Resolution.

    Kindest regards, Mike

  5. Martin Says:

    Olly you should get a myspace profile!! So we can be your legion of followers!! Just a sugestion, it’d be great

  6. Lissa Says:

    Hi Olly,
    It’s awesome that the Beagle Campaign is getting a lot of publicity. I’ve read the articles including Justin Marrozi’s open letter to the president of RGS and seen Sir Gordon Conway’s video on the RGS website – battle of words between David and Goliath. Hope the campaign gets all the necessary votes to win. RGS must realize the importance of supporting multidisciplinary exploration and field research – to benefit our planet, us all, and generations to come. I wish you and the other Fellows behind the campaign best of luck on Monday! Please do let us know of the outcome.
    Hope you’re having a great weekend,

  7. Sara M Says:

    Best of luck today, Olly! Fingers are crossed!

    Sara M

  8. Shelby Says:

    Don’t follow the trend like the other journalists and go get yourself captured please. lol

    thats all!

  9. Tina Says:

    Sorry to hear about the vote. Hope this does not stop you from future expeditions.

  10. Tan Says:

    Hello, Olly
    Still waiting for the news about the vote, hoping and praying it will be good news. Best wish, Tan.

  11. Carmen Says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss the other day, Olly. Don’t give up. As I’m sure you realize, changing the status quo often takes several (or many!) attempts, but I have no doubt that you all will be successful as you persevere to make this happen. Congrats though, on the impressive number of votes in favor of the Campaign! That alone speaks volumes… It’ll happen.


  12. Reena Says:

    Hi Olly,

    The rebals with a cause will prevail and the war will be won one battle does not matter.
    Revolution is evolution and some people need more time to evolve. The academic geographers will evolve over time.
    I wish I was a fly on the wall to hear the debate, it must have been great. There are very few people who fight for this planet so please keep on fighting.
    If there is anything we can do please let us know. I would love to do something but dont know what I can do.

    Wishing you health, happiness, love and wealth

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