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Membership is open to anyone with an enthusiasm for the world's people, places and environments.

Why should I join?

You may be interested in travel, the 'great outdoors’ or want to understand more about the geographical challenges of the 21st Century. Whatever your interest, there is plenty on offer to inspire:

  • Map out your travel – get advice and use our expertise to plan travel with our collections of maps, research, guidebooks and courses
  • Stay informed – be on top of the debate through publications, discussion series with geographers, scientists and broadcasters
  • Discover – explore the latest destinations and the culture, geography and history of places with weekly lectures for members, travel events and seminars
  • Enjoy a monthly copy of Geographical – our magazine which combines insightful editorial with superb photography 

Apply now

Simply complete an application form, and return your payment to the Membership Office at RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.


  • Annual membership costs £127
  • You can also give membership as a gift

Membership benefits

  • Use our library of maps, books, guides and have unrivalled access to our historic Collections and relax in our Members' Room
  • Get expert advice on remote travel with our workshops, events and courses
  • Gain insight and information about key geographical challenges through conferences and debates aimed at members and the public
  • Attend our London, City and regional lectures – some of which are open to your guests
  • Get a monthly copy of Geographical magazine
  • View lectures in our members’ area of the website
  • Discounts on kit and equipment at Cotswold Outdoors, Stanfords and Nomad
  • Attend our AGM (Note: only Fellows are eligible to vote)

Your membership helps fund our dynamic work as a charity; as a world centre for geography we support research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, and promote public engagement and informed enjoyment of our world.


Membership is open to anyone with an enthusiasm for the world's people, places and environments.

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