The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography and geographers. It has charitable status and its work is with international as well as UK-based audiences.
Established in 1830 to promote 'the advancement of geographical science', today we are a dynamic world centre for geographical learning – supporting research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, as well as promoting and facilitating knowledge exchange, public engagement and informed enjoyment of our world. The Society is one of the largest, and recognised as the most active, scholarly geographical societies in the world. It is an active and successful advocate for the discipline. Applicants are strongly recommended to familiarise themselves with the current work of the Society set out on our website:
The Society is based in a listed building in its own grounds in Kensington opposite Hyde Park, and operates nine regional branches in the UK and two overseas. There are approximately 60 staff, together with significant volunteer support.