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Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is dedicated to the development and promotion of geographical knowledge, together with its application to the challenges facing society and the environment.



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Floella Benjamin shares her fascinating life journey at the Society on Thursday 28 May.

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Promoting and supporting the teaching and learning of geography in schools.

Providing training, resources and grants for field research, expeditions and teaching.

Promoting and supporting geographical research, nationally and internationally.


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Using our Collections

Public engagement

Advocating for geography and its expert applications to policy making.

Providing access to our world-class geographical Collections for all.

Raising wider awareness of geography and its relevance to our changing world and lives.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

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The Society is a Registered Charity, 208791.

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Monday Night Lectures

11 May 2015
Flooding, climate change and the resilience of cities - Alex Nickson

18 May 2015
An evening with Sir Bob Geldof - Sir Bob Geldof

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Regional events

28 April 2015
Deepwater Horizon: the Macondo oil spill – its cause, the clean-up and what we have learned (Huddersfield)

29 April 2015
Exploring the hidden city (Southampton)

2 May 2015
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve (Ulverston)

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