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Society resources for research, teaching and learning

The Society has a wide range of resources to support teaching and learning in higher education.  These include online exhibitions, videos, talks and interviews, in addition to the wide range of archival and reference resources in our Collections.

Collections and displays

Our Collections comprise over two million documents, maps, photographs, paintings, periodicals, artefacts and books:

The Hidden Histories exhibition highlights the role of local inhabitants and intermediaries in the history of exploration.

Publications and guides

The Society produces a wide range of publications from scholarly journals to a photography-rich Geographical Magazine.

Gain valuable advice, hints and tips from case studies written by leading editors and scholars. Topics include: publishing in journals and books, and communicating research outside academia.

Student visits and tours

The Society welcomes visits by university geography classes. Visits can include: an introduction to the history and work of the the Society, a building tour, a visit to the Foyle Reading Room and opportunity to view some of the archives, and a workshop session on careers and employability.

Contact RHED@rgs.org for more information.

Fostering an engaged and informed public

Through programmes and exhibitions the Society aims to foster a general public more engaged with geography and more informed about our changing world and the challenges it faces.

  • 21st Century Challenges - the Society's discussion series, with accompanying website of resources, that aims to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the big issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years
  • Hidden Journeys - enabing exploration of the people and places that can be seen from the cabin of an airplane along a series of flight-paths
  • Britain from the Air - a travelling exhibition offering an exhilarating perspective of some of the UK’s most breath-taking and thought provoking landscapes and landmarks, from the well-known to the less familiar
  • Walk the World - a London 2012 Cultural Olympiad campaign to inspire the UK to discover their local built, historic and natural environment and revealing the influence of Olympic nations and their people and how they have helped to shape our environment

Policy and public affairs

  • Geography Today - A 'hub' for geography, with links to geography and geographers in the media, and longer articles that feature the broad range and diversity of geography today
  • Geography NOW - case studies about geographers working on policy-relevant issues
  • Policy briefings - facilitating the transfer of knowledge between researchers, practitioners and policy-makers on a range of topics


Each year we organise more than 150 events across London, England and Wales, for our members and the public, which aim to enrich our knowledge of the world's peoples, places and environments.

Find out more about Society activities and events in our termly Bulletin.


Geography graduates are very employable. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained during a geography degree are in demand by businesses - find out more by reading the Society's report about the Demand for geography (PDF).

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Get training and advice on fieldwork and expeditions, or apply for one of our grants supporting geographical research and scientific expeditions.

Search our expeditions database for information about fieldwork in almost every country of the world.


The Society provides resources and advice to student geography societies at HE institutions. Find a student geography society near you, or join your local alumni society.

The Society maintains a library of links to other organisations and websites with a wealth of resources for students, teachers, researchers and others.

Network with other geographers.

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