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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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People in London: an exhibition of the amazing diversity and vitality of this great city.

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Promoting and supporting geographical research, nationally and internationally


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Small area data briefing published

Using our Collections

Public engagement

New policy briefing on importance of small area data published

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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

6 October 2014:
In deep water - Dr Mark de Rond

13 October 2014:
Monsoon: capturing the drama - Paul Bradshaw

20 October 2014:
Maplines - Nicholas Crane

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Support for geographers

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Regional events

1 October 2014:
Desert landscapes of the world (Portsmouth)

7 October 2014:
Are you doing your bit? Environmental responsibility in an age of anthropogenic climate change (Exeter)

8 October 2014:
Mayhem on the Mekong (Southampton)

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