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.