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Membership

New Society membership card image revealed

The photograph selected to feature on our 2024 membership card is Herbert Ponting's Beautiful broken ice, reflections and Terra Nova.

RGS-IBG news

New exhibition of sustainable, thought-provoking fashion on display at the Society

A new exhibition by sustainable, couture fashion label Tammam in collaboration with the European Space Agency will be on display in the Director’s Gallery from Wednesday 14 February.

Events

Sharing the stories that make our gardens

During February and March, garden historian and presenter Advolly Richmond will be touring the UK as part of the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme sharing some of the intriguing and surprising tales behind our garden flowers.

Schools and education

School Essay Competition 2023 winners announced

The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winning and highly commended entries to our joint School Essay Competition.

Publications

Society book series to be published open access with LSE Press

The Society and LSE Press have entered into a new publishing partnership, which will see LSE Press publish our book series from mid-2024 onwards, with up to four open access titles each year.

Research and Collections

Applications open for doctoral research on the Society’s Collections

Applications are open for two PhD studentships on the Society’s Collections, as part of our Collaborative Doctoral Awards programme.

Research and Higher Education

Editorial roles available at Society journal

The Society's journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, is seeking a new Editor and four new Editorial Board members.

Medals and awards

Nominate a geographer making an outstanding contribution in their field

Each year, the Society’s medals and awards recognise geographers who have made outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policy, and public engagement.

Schools and education

Young Geographers of the Year 2023 announced

The winners of the 2023 Young Geographer of the Year competition were announced at an awards ceremony at the Society on Friday 8 December.

RGS-IBG news

Earth Photo 2024 open for entries

We are excited to announce that Earth Photo 2024 is open for entries, inviting submissions from still and moving image makers of all ages, from anywhere in the world, who have a compelling story to share about our planet.

Chartered Geographer

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to the 17 Society Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer (CGeog) status by the Society’s Council this week, bringing the number of new CGeogs this year to 60.

Professionals

Society hosts AGI conference exploring intelligent geospatial for a sustainable future

We were delighted to host GeoCom, the flagship conference of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), at our building in London yesterday, bringing together professionals from across the geospatial sector.