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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography

The learned society & professional body for geography & geographers.

Founded in 1830, we are a world centre for geography: supporting research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, and promoting public engagement and informed enjoyment of our world.


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Image, instinct and imagination: landscape as sign-language

A photographer's introduction to prospect-refuge theory, in an exhibition held at the Society.

In an unusual collaboration, the geographer Jay Appleton and photographer Simon Warner join forces to explore Professor Appleton’s Prospect-Refuge Theory of landscape appreciation, bringing it to life in a wide-ranging display of British landscape photographs.

The exhibition opens at the Society on 31 March and runs until 16 May.

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BS 8848

BS 8848

A new specification for organising overseas visits is now available for adventure travel companies, gap year providers, universities, schools, and others, thanks to a revised British Standard launched at the Society.

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Postgraduate Forum

PGF mid-term conference

Around 80 postgraduate students gathered in Loughborough to kick-off the two-day Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference, to test new ideas and strengthen their theories.

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Discovering Jordan

Salt crystals on the Dead Sea, Jordan
Photo: Dan Mason

Thursday 1 May, 7.00pm

An informative evening for first-time travellers to Jordan, with advice offered by our expert panel.

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An explorer’s tale, by Jason Lewis

Saving the last cheetahs of Iran, by Dr Luke Hunter

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Sailing the line by Emily Penn

Discovering Places: Jordan

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Robust GCSE geography welcomed

Sailing the line by Emily Penn

Image, instinct and imagination: landscape as sign-language

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