GCSE geography on the rise for the ninth successive year

The number of students studying geography GCSE in 2020 has continued to rise, with 255,344 candidates sitting the exam in English schools; a 1.7% increase on the candidate numbers from 2019.

A Level geography results reveal decline in numbers

A Level results published this morning, Thursday 13 August 2020, by the Joint Council for Qualifications show a decrease in the number of students sitting the examinations in geography.

Earth Photo shortlist and exhibition announced

Earth Photo, the international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), is delighted to reveal its shortlist of 50 photographs and four films in a new online exhibition. Earth Photo’s main objective is to better connect us with the world by telling stories about our planet, its inhabitants and our treatment of both, and to encourage discussion.

Pandemic reveals plight of India’s ‘super-exploited’ migrant workers

A recent paper published in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, has revealed the stark plight of the vulnerable Indian migrant labour force during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

This year our medals and awards recognise 22 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policy, and public engagement. The internationally renowned geomorphologist, Professor Heather Viles and former Chief Technology Advocate at Google, Michael Jones, have been awarded the Society’s two prestigious Royal Medals.