We are disappointed to announce that the 2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference will be postponed until 2021.
7 April 2020
Join us for our next Geographical lates event on Britain’s stunning landscapes on Friday 20 March.
6 March 2020
To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, an exhibition of stunning photographs from his lifetime of travels is now on display in our Pavilion.
14 February 2020
Before she sets off on her regional theatres tour, we caught up with polar explorer, author and former climate scientist, Felicity Aston, to discuss her experiences of the Polar Regions, the Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition and challenging stereotypes.
3 February 2020
The Society hosted policymakers, researchers and professionals earlier this month, to explore investment solutions to the challenge of financing net-zero.
11 December 2019
To celebrate the Higher Education Research Group becoming the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd), a conference is being held at the University of the West of England in mid-December.
2 December 2019
Last week over 50 secondary geography teachers visited the Society to share their ideas and good practice for teaching geography in the classroom, as part of our annual TeachMeet event.
28 November 2019
Our spring events programme is full of topical issues and themes - book now to avoid missing out.
26 November 2019
Prior to his lecture at the University of Cumbria later this month, we caught up with Education Manager for Our Planet and a member of the Education Leadership Group for the WWF Global Network, Matt Larsen-Daw, to discuss his highlights of working on the series and the challenges for reaching a sustainable future.
19 November 2019
Our next Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September 2020, and the call for sessions, papers and posters is now open.
15 November 2019
As part of our recently relaunched 'Environment and Society Forum' series, in early December we are hosting policymakers, professionals and geographers to explore investment solutions to the challenge of decarbonisation.
14 November 2019
Last weekend, the Society welcomed over 350 enthusiastic and dedicated delegates, speakers and exhibitors to Explore 2019.
12 November 2019
Before his UK tour of our regional theatre venues gets underway, we caught up with filmmaker and author Reza Pakravan to discuss his love of travel, his visit to the Sahel and the issue of desertification.
4 November 2019
Each November the Society hosts Explore, a weekend for anyone aspiring to undertake original geographical field research, plan a conservation project or travel with a purpose.
14 October 2019
Our popular Monday night lecture series kicks off again next week with a diverse range of topics, mixing far-flung travels with scientific rigour, and exploring some of the most topical issues facing society today.
16 September 2019
The British Science Festival takes place in Coventry and Warwickshire from 10-13 September, and there will be plenty of sessions looking at topical issues through a geographical lens.
3 September 2019
Every year the House of Lords opens up the chamber and invites people from across the UK to take part in a lively, topical debate. As a partner in this year’s debate, the Society has a limited number of places available for Fellows and members.
2 September 2019
This year we are making a concerted effort to raise awareness around the sustainability of our Annual International Conference.
9 August 2019
The Society took over the Forum stage for a day at the Wilderness Festival entertaining and inspiring festival-goers with geography.
7 August 2019
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?
2 August 2019
Elisabetta Zavoli has won the 2019 Earth Photo competition for her work The Landfill Midwife.
8 July 2019
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.
1 July 2019
Popular photography magazine Outdoor Photography features our Earth Photo competition and exhibition in their August issue, which is on newsstands now.
28 June 2019
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.
14 June 2019
Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.
7 June 2019
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.
3 June 2019
The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.
29 May 2019
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
22 May 2019
The provisional programme for this year’s Annual International Conference is now live.
20 May 2019
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.
26 March 2019
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.
19 March 2019
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.
18 March 2019
Later this month, the Society’s South Committee are welcoming Professors Danny Dorling and Klaus Dodds to Bournemouth for an evening of geopolitics.
12 March 2019
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.
4 March 2019
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.
1 March 2019
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.
26 February 2019
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.
12 February 2019
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.
7 February 2019
Our next lecture exclusively for School Members is on the carbon cycle and takes place on 6 February at 5.00pm.
30 January 2019
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.
25 January 2019
Prior to his regional theatres tour, we caught up with journalist, author and broadcaster, Tim Marshall, to discuss his new book.
22 January 2019
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.
10 January 2019
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.
7 January 2019
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.
17 December 2018
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.
5 December 2018
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.
4 December 2018
The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's 2019 annual conference is now open.
27 November 2018
Over 350 people gathered at Lowther Lodge earlier this month for the Society’s 42nd annual Explore weekend.
21 November 2018
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.
12 October 2018
This autumn the Society is holding a new exhibition of platinum prints of photographs of the 1921 expedition to Everest.
10 October 2018
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.
28 September 2018
A series of events showcasing the work of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is coming up this autumn.
19 September 2018
Our events programme for autumn is bursting with topical issues and themes. Here's a taste of what's coming up.
14 September 2018
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.
12 September 2018
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.
10 September 2018
The Society is holding a talk and display of artefacts related to the geographical life and times of Thomas Cole.
3 September 2018
Applications to speak at our 2019 Microlectures event are now open.
15 August 2018
The inaugural Earth Photo exhibition is now open in our Pavilion at Lowther Lodge.
23 July 2018
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.
10 July 2018
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.
9 July 2018
Hugh Thomson is on a speaking tour of the UK as part of the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme
21 May 2018
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