Sustainability at AC2019

This year we are making a concerted effort to raise awareness around the sustainability of our Annual International Conference.

Geographers inspire at Wilderness Festival

The Society took over the Forum stage for a day at the Wilderness Festival entertaining and inspiring festival-goers with geography.

Members – join us for a tour of Earth Photo

If you’re a Fellow or member and haven’t yet had a chance to visit our Earth Photo exhibition, why not join us for a member-only introduction on Wednesday 7 August?

Earth Photo winner announced and exhibition open

Elisabetta Zavoli has won the 2019 Earth Photo competition for her work The Landfill Midwife.

London Climate Action Week

Our contribution to London Climate Action Week is a joint event with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) to share emerging knowledge on how to tackle climate change globally.

Read about Earth Photo in Outdoor Photography

Popular photography magazine Outdoor Photography features our Earth Photo competition and exhibition in their August issue, which is on newsstands now.

Origins: how the Earth made us

Ahead of his regional theatre tour around the UK later this summer, we caught up with author, presenter and Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster, Professor Lewis Dartnell to discuss his new book Origins: how the Earth made us.

Last chance to see ‘Observed on Paper’

Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.

Earth Photo 2019 shortlisted images announced

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo exhibition which opens on 6 July.

AC2019: Early bird registration closes soon

The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.

International Day for Biological Diversity

To mark International Day for Biological Diversity we have made the recording of our recent Monday night lecture Food security: a global challenge available for everyone to watch online until Monday 27 May

AC2019: provisional programme live

The provisional programme for this year’s Annual International Conference is now live.

Beyond the Pole: celebrating 50 years since the British Trans-Arctic Expedition

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the successful completion of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition led by Sir Wally Herbert, his daughter will tell the story of the four men who were the first to reach the North Pole on foot at the Monday night lecture on 1 April.

The making of the British landscape with Nicholas Crane

The Society’s Immediate Past President, Nicholas Crane, is giving the 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture in Newcastle at the end of the month.

Build your own field sensors and data loggers

Scientific sensors are typically very expensive, but you can learn how to design and build your own for much less at our workshop on 1 April.

A night of geopolitics

Later this month, the Society’s South Committee are welcoming Professors Danny Dorling and Klaus Dodds to Bournemouth for an evening of geopolitics.

Speakers announced for this year’s microlectures

Join us for an evening of inspiration and entertainment as six new generation speakers have just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.

Workshop explores implications of Brexit

Brexit! The Urban and Regional Implications is a free workshop which will discuss the potential economic consequences of Brexit for both regions and cities across the UK.

Antarctic Witness exhibition visits Clydebank

An incredible photographic exhibition illustrating Shackleton’s exploration of Antarctica and his crew’s epic struggle for survival is now on display at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.

Are we wearing out the planet?

With London Fashion Week fast approaching, join us for a discussion about the impact of the fashion industry on our planet and what we can all do about it.

The importance of trees – in conversation with James Aldred and Johnathan Drori

For James Aldred and Johnathan Drori, trees are an integral part of their lives. Join us for an evening where they share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees. 

School Member lecture: the carbon cycle

Our next lecture exclusively for School Members is on the carbon cycle and takes place on 6 February at 5.00pm.

Book now for Explore South West

Explore South West on 9 February is your chance to learn directly from a range of scientists and explorers carrying out field research and scientific expeditions.

Tim Marshall on why we’re living in an age of walls

Prior to his regional theatres tour, we caught up with journalist, author and broadcaster, Tim Marshall, to discuss his new book.  

Enduring Eye exhibition visits Cheltenham

Honouring the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917, our Enduring Eye exhibition is on display in Cheltenham until 24 February 2019.

Society events with Ordnance Survey coming up

As part of the Society’s work with Ordnance Survey (OS), two events later this month will help raise awareness of the uses of geospatial data.

Explore South West: plan your next adventure

Explore South West is the perfect opportunity to learn from scientists and explorers who are undertaking field research and scientific expeditions that make a real difference to the world.

Open house afternoon

To celebrate the support provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable our work, we’re holding a free celebratory open house afternoon on 7 December 2018.

Death of a Translator

Before his ‘In conversation’ event in Belfast later this week, we caught up with former journalist Ed Gorman to discuss his book Death of a Translator, his experiences in Afghanistan and the impact of conflict.

AC2019: call for sessions, papers and posters

The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's 2019 annual conference is now open.

Explore weekend – advice, inspiration and insight

Over 350 people gathered at Lowther Lodge earlier this month for the Society’s 42nd annual Explore weekend.

Explore weekend - don't miss out

The Society’s annual Explore weekend - an unmissable opportunity to gain advice, inspiration and contacts for your own research project or expedition - is fast approaching . Early Bird discounts end on 15 October.

Everest: a reconnaissance

This autumn the Society is holding a new exhibition of platinum prints of photographs of the 1921 expedition to Everest.

Plastic pollution solutions

We caught up with author, presenter and environmental campaigner Natalie Fee to discuss why she decided to make eliminating plastic pollution her full time job.

Migrants on the margins: autumn events

A series of events showcasing the work of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is coming up this autumn.

See what’s coming up this autumn

Our events programme for autumn is bursting with topical issues and themes. Here's a taste of what's coming up.

Earth Photo winners announced

Ruben Salgado Escudero has won the inaugural Earth Photo competition for his work Solar Portraits, which depicts the inhabitants of some of the world’s remotest areas experiencing electricity for the first time. 

Reflections from the Amazon

Before her regional tour of the UK gets underway, we caught up with adventurer, journalist and presenter Pip Stewart to discuss her love of travel, her visits to the Amazon and the stories she can’t wait to share.

Showcasing the American wilderness

The Society is holding a talk and display of artefacts related to the geographical life and times of Thomas Cole.

Apply now for the 2019 Microlectures

Applications to speak at our 2019 Microlectures event are now open.

Earth Photo 2018 exhibition now open

The inaugural Earth Photo exhibition is now open in our Pavilion at Lowther Lodge.

Shortlisted images and films for Earth Photo exhibition announced

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity has been chosen for the Society’s inaugural Earth Photo exhibition.

The Old Man and the Sand Eel

Prior to his lecture on 17 July at King’s Lynn Festival, we caught up with BBC presenter and author of The Old Man and the Sand Eel, Will Millard.

One Man and a Mule

Hugh Thomson is on a speaking tour of the UK as part of the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme