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Research and higher education

New Society-published research reveals stark ethnic inequalities within neighbourhoods

Poverty and lack of opportunity do not affect ethnic groups equally in neighbourhoods in England and Wales according to new research published this week in the Society’s The Geographical Journal.

Fieldwork and expeditions

New expedition planning podcast series created for the Society

The first two episodes of a new podcast series, Explore: how to plan an expedition, which focuses on how to plan an expedition or field research project, are now available.

RGS-IBG news

New exhibition displays photography from Arctic expeditions 90 years apart

Wake – a voyage to Louise Boyd Land, a new exhibition by artist and researcher Anne Lydiat showcasing the beauty and shift in polar landscapes, is on display in the Director’s Gallery.

Research and Collections

Sharing our Collections with colleagues in French Polynesia

The Society is delighted to be sharing digitised materials from our Collections with school children and researchers on Mangareva in the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.

Research and higher education

Historical Geography Research Group reaches milestone 50th year

This year marks 50 years since the Society’s Historical Geography Research Group was founded, with celebrations taking place this week alongside the group’s annual Practising Historical Geography Conference.

Fieldwork and expeditions

11,000 miles of exile: a journey from Algeria to New Caledonia

Chahrazade Douah, recipient of this year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award, shares tales from her trip retracing the steps of her exiled Algerian ancestors in a BBC Radio 4 documentary broadcast today.

RGS-IBG news

New exhibition depicts dramatic high-altitude environmental changes

A new exhibition visualising a research team’s dramatic climate discovery in the Swiss/French Alps is now on display in the Director’s Gallery.

Research and higher education

Theme announced for Society’s 2024 Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce the theme for the Society’s 2024 Annual International Conference and open the call for sessions, papers and posters.


Society Fellows achieve Chartered Geographer status

Congratulations to the 17 Society Fellows who were recently awarded Chartered Geographer status by Council.

Research and higher education

Postgraduate insights webinars help geographers to thrive during their PhD and beyond

We are running a programme of free webinars for postgraduates throughout October and November offering insights into different aspects of PhD life.

Research and collections

British Academy funding for public engagement project on our Collections

Dr Rohini Rai from Brunel University London has been awarded pilot funding from the British Academy for an innovative public engagement research project with the Society.

Research and collections

From belongings to artefacts: exploring David Livingstone’s expeditionary collecting

We caught up with WDA Research Fellow Kate Simpson, who has been researching David Livingstone’s expeditionary collecting through the Society's Collections.