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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): advancing geography and geographical learning
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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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR

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The Society is a Registered Charity, No.: 208791.

Children of China Town, Los Angeles, 1900

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Geography of China

With the celebration of Chinese New Year last month, discover more about the people and places of China from right across our activities.

Discover Western Sze-Chuan through amazing photographic comparisons of today and 1896. In the footsteps of Isabella Bird, Adventures in Twin Time Travel is open until 12 March.

In an online showcase, take a look at an ancient Chinese map from the 1600s that, for the first time, linked the Occident with the Orient and gave China a view of the world.

Through our Grants programme we continue to support new research in the Greater China region, with 18 projects supported there in the past 5 years.

And coming up in March, the focus of two of our Monday Night Lectures series will be on "China in the 15th Century" (15 March), and "Exploring China's great rivers" (29 March).

Engaging geography

Promoting geography
President's Appeal

© Piers Calvert | Discovering Colombia » 

Discovering Colombia 

An informative evening for travellers wishing to experience Colombia.

Our expert panel, including Sarah Woods and Mathew Paris, are on hand offer their knowledge and answer your questions.

View Recent Consultation Responses 


Each year the Society responds to a number of national consultations to champion the role of geography in research, education, and policy.

The issues are as diverse as geography – from scientific ethics to encouraging more pupils to do fieldwork at school.

Support the President's Appeal now

Support the Appeal now

The Society's President Michael Palin is heading an appeal to create a Members' Room and renovate our building's north face.


 Monday Night Lecture
No frontiers in the sky by
Horatio Clare, 8 March »

In the footsteps Isabella Bird, until 12 March »

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What's new

 Media Release: Discover Colombia »
 Whitehall Watch: February 2010 »
 Online Showcase: the Northwest Passage »
 Consultation Response: House of Commons Select Committee »
 Upcoming Fieldwork & Expedition Seminars »
 Drinking Spaces & Places: Presentations now online »
 President's letter on studying geography at school »
 Consultation Response: DCFS »
 Press Office: Drinking Spaces & Places »

 Showcases Online »
 Research projects in China supported by grants »

 Previous updates »