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Ordinary Membership

Society membership is for anyone who wishes to be inspired by and stay informed about our planet, its peoples and environments.

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Stay informed about geography and the Society

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

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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.

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Annual membership costs £139

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Applications are accepted by email on membership@rgs.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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