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TV presenter assured of role as society president

Nicholas Crane, an explorer and presenter of the television programme Coast, has been elected president of the Royal Geographical Society.

Crane has conducted geographical fieldwork in Afghanistan and research on 12,000 years of historical geography of the UK. He is best known for presenting the BBC documentary series Coast, as well as Great British Journeys. Crane has also walked 10,000 kilometres over mountains across Europe from Cape Finistere to Istanbul—alone.

He has been a fellow of the RGS for 30 years and was welcomed as the president by the society’s director Rita Gardner. He wil take over from Judith Rees.

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