We are the UK’s learned society for geography and professional body for geographers. We are also a registered charity and a membership organisation.
The Society was founded in 1830 to advance geographical science. Today, we achieve this by supporting geographical research, education, and fieldwork and expeditions, as well as by advocating on behalf of the discipline and promoting geography to public audiences. The Society holds over two million items, including maps, photographs, books, documents, paintings and artefacts, in its historical Collections.
The Society values its independence and the breadth of its activities to promote and support the discovery and understanding of the world’s people, places and environments. We welcome professional geographers, geography graduates and all those with an enthusiasm for geography, travel and exploration as members.