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Revisiting reflections on gender and intersectionality in geography fieldwork

A new Classics Revisited collection has been published in the Society’s journal Area, sharing reflections on accessibility and inclusivity in geography fieldwork.

Place names: confusion, uncertainty, and the problem of orthography

Find out about Collaborative Doctoral Programme PhD student, Beth Williamson’s, project to understand how the Society tackled the problem of ‘orthography’ in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

New and improved support for school fieldwork

We have recently reviewed and redesigned our school fieldwork web pages to strengthen our support for teachers organising fieldwork.

Join the Chartered Geographer Application Accelerator this autumn

Eligible to apply for Chartered Geographer and want to accelerate your application? Find out more about our Application Accelerator series this October.

AC2022: Tuesday’s highlights

Today we welcomed delegates to the first day of this year’s Annual International Conference.

Congratulations: GCSE results day 2022

Congratulations to everyone receiving their geography GCSE results today.

Lost lands - hidden stories of sand mining on the Mekong River

We are pleased to announce our latest online exhibition: Lost lands - hidden stories of sand mining on the Mekong River.

CPD month in review

Throughout the last month we’ve been encouraging professionals to take a look at their continuing professional development (CPD) activities.

London Climate Action Week at the Society

Join us this London Climate Action Week for our panel discussion and Earth Photo exhibition.

Area Prize recipient - Dr Samantha Saville

We spoke to Dr Samantha Saville, recipient of the Area Prize for her article Humble Geographies, about her experience of publishing in Area.

Society launches work experience directory

The Society is launching a new directory of work experience and internship opportunities for geography students

Explore our Collections with new resources

The Society has developed new teaching and learning resources to help students engage with its archival Collections.

Society partners with research projects to examine human impact on river systems

The Society is delighted to be working with geographers leading UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded projects, to further our understanding of human influence on river basin functioning.

Submit a paper for the Postgraduate Forum’s Mid-Term Conference

The call for papers for our Postgraduate Forum’s Mid-Term Conference, which will take place on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 April, is now open.

Upcoming fieldwork training for teachers

As part of the Society’s commitment to support teachers to provide meaningful, fun and curriculum relevant fieldwork experiences, we are running a range of training events over the coming months for both primary and secondary geography teachers.

Circular economy conference

The Society welcomed the Cresting team to the Society on 15 December for the Circular Economy: Sustainability implications of a social transformation conference.

Updates on our CDA students

Over the past few months, the Society’s seven current PhD students have continued to carry out their research on the Collections, as well as several associated activities related to their projects.

Geographers in Government Conference 2021

The Government Geography Profession is hosting its fourth annual conference at the end of November.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were recently awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council.

Give the gift of Young Geographer membership

Inspire a young person, nurture their curiosity, and support their academic studies with the gift of Young Geographer membership.

Research Group undergraduate dissertation prizes open for submissions

The annual undergraduate dissertation prizes, awarded by many of our Research Groups to recognise outstanding student research, are now open for submissions.

New Council members elected

Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.

Updates from the field

Despite the significant challenges and obstacles to fieldwork during the past 12 months, a small number of researchers funded by our grants programme have been able to go into the field, with adaptations to allow their work to continue in a safe and responsible manner.

Support for research on the Society’s Collections

As part of our mission to undertake research on the Collections, in collaboration with Wiley, we have recently awarded 11 Research Fellowships for 2020-21 which provide researchers with access to the Wiley Digital Archive platform.

Nominate now: Geographical Award 2021

We caught up with two of our previous Geographical Award recipients, Dwayne Fields and Mark Evans MBE, to discuss what the award meant to them.

12 books to read this festive season

This festive season, we asked Society Director, Professor Joe Smith, about what books he’ll be reading over the winter break.

Book now for Explore 2020

The Society’s 44th annual fieldwork and planning seminar is fast approaching, and this year it is taking place entirely online.

Ada Lovelace Day 2020

As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we asked five of our Chartered Geographers how using geographical thinking has supported them in their careers and why geography is important to them.

Geographers contribute to Spatial Data Science Conference 2020

Geographers, including Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society, will be featured in keynote presentations, workshops and panels at Carto’s international Spatial Data Science Conference next week.

Lowther Lodge remains closed until January

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Society's building is currently closed to everyone - including Fellows and members - and staff are working remotely.

Applications to study geography rise during lockdown

New data show that the number of students applying to study geography at university in 2020 is higher than in 2019.

Earth Day 2020

To mark Earth Day, we’re making our recent Monday night lecture by Dr Tamsin Edwards ‘What fate for Antarctica’ free to view for one week until Wednesday 29 April.

New Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published a new edition of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.

Society events to enjoy this spring

Our spring events programme is full of topical issues and themes - book now to avoid missing out.

Young Geographers of the Year announced

The winners of the 2019 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award were presented with their awards in a ceremony held at the Society on Tuesday 12 November.

November’s issue of Geographical out now

This month’s issue of Geographical explores the divisive legacy of Captain James Cook.

Migrants on the margins resources win award

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins resources have been awarded the 4-star award, in the Curriculum Impact category, of the Teach Secondary 2019 Awards.

Geography’s value to data and data skills

The Society has recently responded to two consultations relating to data skills and data use.

AC2019: Friday's research highlights

The final day of our Annual International Conference in London concluded on Friday.

Congratulations to our Teacher Training Scholars

Congratulations to all our Teacher Training Scholars who have completed either their first year of teaching or their training as part of our Scholarship programme.

Grant recipients head into the field

Our 2019 Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork.

Findings from Migrants on the margins presented to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Professor Laura Hammond presented findings of the Migrants on the margins research team to members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a meeting at the Society last month.

Last chance to see ‘Observed on Paper’

Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.

New Council members elected

Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.

Earth Photo 2019 shortlisted images announced

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo exhibition which opens on 6 July.

Career profiles showcase where geography can take you

The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.

Medal and award recipients announced

This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.

Careers week: the statistics say choose geography

It is National Careers Week, so what better time to remember that if you want to understand our world, help to shape the future, and have a rewarding career that pays well, geography is the subject for you.

Tourists putting themselves at risk to witness volcanic eruptions

New research published in our journal Geo: Geography and Environment, reveals the dangers and lengths that thrill-seeking tourists are willing to go to in order to witness live volcanic eruptions.

Society events with Ordnance Survey coming up

As part of the Society’s work with Ordnance Survey (OS), two events later this month will help raise awareness of the uses of geospatial data.

Open house afternoon

To celebrate the support provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable our work, we’re holding a free celebratory open house afternoon on 7 December 2018.

AC2019: call for sessions, papers and posters

The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's 2019 annual conference is now open.

Read our journals online from January

From 1 January 2019, Fellows will be able to opt for digital access to all of our academic journals.

Earth Photo winners announced

Ruben Salgado Escudero has won the inaugural Earth Photo competition for his work Solar Portraits, which depicts the inhabitants of some of the world’s remotest areas experiencing electricity for the first time. 

Young Geographers get a head start with our support

The new school year has begun and the Society is here to help support you and your studies.

Geography courses praised by students

The results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS), published this month, paint a positive picture of undergraduate geography courses across the UK.

Research group releases new book on energy issues

Members of the Society’s Energy Geographies Research Group, have published Energy and Society: a Critical Perspective.

High-Arctic research project receives Gilchrist Fieldwork Award

Dr Melissa Murphy has been awarded the 2018 Gilchrist Fieldwork Award for her research project on High-Arctic rivers.

Joint statement on the implementation of GDPR in UK universities

The Association for Social Anthropologists (ASA), British Sociological Association (BSA), European Sociological Association (ESA) and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) have today issued a joint statement on the implementation of new data protection legislation in UK academic institutions.

Rob Potter Award

The Society is delighted to announce a new grant for post-doctoral development research.