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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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Delegates at the Annual International Conference


Rory Stewart at Hadrian's Wall

New wars, old wars & a world first: day one of the conference got off to an energetic start

Society membership is open to all - join us and be part of our broad community

Borderlands: Rory Stewart MP discusses the geography of the English-Scottish border

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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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Regional events

5 September 2014:
Borderlands: a walk through the vanished Middleland of Great Britain (Carlisle)

9 September 2014:
Earth's natural resources: here today, gone tomorrow? (Cardiff)

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Please note

The Members' Room and Tea Room will be closed during the Annual International Conference, 26-29 August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.