Society membership is for anyone who wishes to be inspired by and stay informed about our planet, its peoples and environments.
Also available as a gift.
Stay informed about geography and the Society
- Receive a monthly copy of Geographical magazine, either in hard copy or digitally
- Receive our seasonal autumn, spring and summer Bulletins and a monthly e-update with Society news and events
- Attend our Monday night lectures or watch high-quality recordings online
Connect with the community of geographers
- Attend a wide range of talks, exhibitions and events taking place across the UK, meeting local Fellows, members and geography enthusiasts
Access to resources and expertise
- Unlimited use of the Foyle Reading Room, our library of maps, books, guides, and unrivalled access to our historic Collections
- Access to the Members' Room – a members only space which can be used for meetings, remote working or relaxing
- Get expert advice on informed travel with our workshops, events and courses
Third party discounts
- Receive discounts on kit and equipment at Cotswold Outdoor and Stanfords stores and online
Support the Society
- Your membership is vital to support and sustain the work of the Society in advancing geography and geographical learning
Ordinary Membership is open to everyone.
- Are you be eligible for Fellowship? If you have a geography degree, undertake geographical research, use geography in a professional capacity, teach geography or have a well-developed enthusiasm for geography, for example through journalism, expeditions or travel writing, then you may be eligible. Find out more or get in touch with the Membership Office.
Annual membership costs £132
Download an application form: PDF | MSWord
Download a gift application form: MSWord
If you prefer to apply by post, simply complete the application form, and return with your payment and CV to the Membership Office.
Applications are accepted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org (simply download the application form, complete and attach to your email) or by post. Please address to: Membership Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.
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