Bike sharing schemes mostly benefit healthy, wealthy, young white men

Despite claims to be environmentally friendly and to widen access to cycling, bike share schemes in cities across the world, including London, aren’t living up to promises.

Coastal sand: the natural resource so valuable, countries are trading it illegally

China consumed more sand between 2011 and 2013 than America did in the whole of the 20th century. Now new research, presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference, reveals that Cambodia has been exporting unprecedented amounts of sand to Singapore illegally.

Cash strapped councils over-exploit public parks by hiring them out for music festivals too often

Research presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference shows that London park space is being hired more than ever before by private corporations for music festivals, thus restricting access for members of the public.

New research shows why the commute should be counted as part of the working day

A new study presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference shows that commuters use free Wi-Fi provision on their journey to and from work to ‘catch up’ with work emails, paving the way for the commute to be counted as work.

Swap meat and chocolate puddings to make drastic reductions in school meals’ carbon and water footprints

New research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference reveals that in primary schools in England, beef and lamb dishes make up 5% of the total food served in terms of weight, but account for 37% of the total carbon footprint. Chocolate desserts make up 3% of the total food in terms of weight, but are responsible for 19% of the total water footprint.

London’s night time workers struggling to access transport despite new Night Tube

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s 24-Hour Vision runs the risk of neglecting night workers’ needs by focusing instead on bars, clubs and going out, according to new research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference at Cardiff University.

Meat-free men? Men want to eat less meat but avoid vegetarian and vegan food in social settings with other men

New research presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference reveals that men who want to reduce meat consumption are embarrassed to eat vegetarian or vegan food in public.

Bustling Banglatown: Free walk launched to showcase Bengali contribution to London’s East End

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has chosen London’s Brick Lane area as the focus for a new self-guided walk that is free to access online via the Discovering Britain website, and ViewRanger walking app.

Local writer and explorer Will Millard debuts his new book

Writer, explorer and BBC presenter Will Millard will be speaking at the King’s Lynn Festival about his recently released book ‘The Old Man and the Sand Eel’.

“You can never fool a mule!” Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson visits Brecon

Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson will be continuing his UK theatre tour this summer at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon on June 21st, revealing tales of his British ‘South-American adventure’, a hike inspired by the age-old tradition of being accompanied by a pack mule.

“You can never fool a mule!” Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson visits Exeter

Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson will be continuing his UK theatre tour this summer at the Exeter Phoenix in Exeter on July 5th, revealing tales of his British ‘South-American adventure’, a hike inspired by the age-old tradition of being accompanied by a pack mule.

Baroness Lynda Chalker elected as President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Baroness Lynda Chalker has been elected as President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the second woman to take on this role in the Society’s history.

Honours for highest achieving geography pupils

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2017 geography examinations.

Improving the work-life balance of employees enhances the competitive advantage of employers.

According to the new book Work-life advantage by Dr Al James, which is published today by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the provision of working arrangements that meaningfully improve the work-life balance of employees also enhances firms’ competitive advantage.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

2017 medals and awards presented Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Lindsey Hilsum were presented with the Society’s two Royal Medals at an awards ceremony yesterday evening. These are part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.

RGS-IBG and AGI announce strategic alliance

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Association for Geographic Information are pleased to announce a strategic alliance, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which will see them working closely together to advance the understanding and use of geographic information.

Honours for highest achieving geography pupils

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2016 geography examinations.

Britain from the Air exhibition to open in Nottingham city centre

Nottingham’s Station Street will soon be the location of a remarkable free outdoor exhibition of aerial photographs as part of a wider initiative by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to encourage the public to discover more about the UK’s places, environments and people.

Young Geographers of the Year announced

The winners of the 2016 ‘Young Geographer of the Year’ competition were announced on Friday 25 November, after answering the question ‘How is Britain changing?’

Welsh rainforest trail created by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) today launched a self-guided trail that encourages people to explore an area of ancient woodland in North Wales. Coed Felinrhyd, owned by the Woodland Trust, has been described as a Celtic rainforest and is known for its extraordinary plant life.

Symbols of Hope: The Refugee Olympic Team

Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), visits the Olympic Refugee Team to see how a unique set of athletes are making history on the global stage.

Britain from the Air to launch in London

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s headquarters on Exhibition Road, London, will soon be the location of a remarkable free exhibition of aerial photographs as part of a wider initiative by the Society to encourage the public to discover more about the UK’s places, environments and people.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

Bob Geldof KBE and Professor Michael Storper have been awarded the Society’s two Royal Medals. These are part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.

Shackleton centenary: Young Geographers of the Year announced after exploring why Antarctica matters today

The winners of ‘Young Geographer of the Year 2015’ were announced today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). To celebrate the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition, pupils nationwide were asked to respond to the question ‘Why does Antarctica matter?’

GCSE geography’s popularity continues to increase

Number of students studying geography GCSE increases for fourth consecutive year, with 3864 more candidates in sitting an exam in England than in 2014.

Big increase in numbers taking geography A Level

Geography sees 13% increase in A Level candidates – the largest percentage increase of any major A Level with more than 10,000 candidates.

Expedition set to explore No Man’s Lands

No Man’s Land expedition to travel 6,000 miles through 19 countries exploring the origins and development of No Man’s Lands and uncovering their impacts on modern day society.

Nicholas Crane to be President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has announced that writer, geographer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane will be its next President

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

2015 medal and awards winners announced Professor Michael Batty and Paul Theroux have both been awarded Royal Medals as part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

Professor Michael Batty and Paul Theroux have both been awarded Royal Medals as part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.

Honours for highest achieving geography pupils

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2014 geography examinations.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) welcomes A Level reforms

Reforms announced today, 18 December 2014, by the Department for Education (DfE) to the content of A Level geography include a welcome rebalancing of human and physical geography topics as well as a greater emphasis on the understanding of key geographical concepts and processes.

Young Geographers of the Year named

This year’s top school geography pupils have been named, as the Young Geographer of the Year 2014 results were announced at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on Friday 28 November.

Drone Revolution: a new tool for exploration and field research

What role can unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) play in field research, exploration and conservation? This is the focus of an engaging public talk, presented by Steve Roest and Mark Allen, at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on Friday 14 November.

Birmingham leading the world in urban climate resilience

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is extending its popular lectures to Birmingham as part of a new partnership with the Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI).

Announcing new journal and book Editors for 2015

The Society today announces four new Editors for its journals and book series. The new Editors will start their roles on 1 January 2015.

Referendum ‘unlikely to make much of a difference’

Scottish independence would make little difference to spatial planning policies, according to research published in a new online issue of The Geographical Journal.

Photography exhibition now open. Capital is kaleidoscope of colour

A new photographic exhibition documenting the diverse cultures of 21st century London opened today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) welcomes A Level proposals

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), the learned society and professional body for geography, welcomes the proposals for A Level Geography released today for consultation.

Fieldwork on climate migration to world’s most pressured cities

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) today announces a new Field Research Programme to find out more about one of the most pressing, yet understudied, global issues today. This is a new initiative for the Society, which commits to raising between £500,000 and £1m.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has announced this year’s medal and awards recipients, recognising extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork, photography, teaching, and in enthusing public audiences.

Robust GCSE geography welcomed

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) warmly supports the new geography GCSE curricula framework announced today by the Department for Education, for first teaching in September 2016.

Sailing the line by Emily Penn

Ocean advocate, skipper and artist Emily Penn speaks in Southampton to kick off a national tour, as part of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Regional Theatres Programme.

Full review for A Level geography

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) warmly welcomes the Department for Education’s announcement today that A Level geography will now undergo a full content review and that first teaching of the new A Level will be delayed until 2016.

2014 Gap Scholars announced

A record number of school students have been awarded a prestigious Gap Scholarship by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Honours for top school geography pupils of 2013

The highest achieving geography pupils of 2013 have been awarded Excellence Awards by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Scientists discuss climate and environmental change

More than 300 scientists are meeting at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London to discuss how climates and environments have changed over the last 2.6 million years, as well as how they might change in the future.

Next generation of in-flight mapping brings the journey alive

Passengers on board Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft flying between London and Singapore will be the first to trial a new geo-entertainment product from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Feeding the 9 billion by 2050

The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and it is not known how the global food system, which is increasingly under strain, will meet this demand.

Paul Theroux in conversation with Martine Croxall at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Critically acclaimed travel writer and author Paul Theroux joins BBC presenter Martine Croxall on 31 May to talk about his influences and love of the world.