Society links with Frederick Soddy Trust

We are delighted to announce that the Frederick Soddy Trust has become a linked charity of RGS-IBG.

Society grant supports research into role of Arctic rivers in climate change

This year’s Gilchrist Fieldwork Award recipient is Dr Melissa Murphy from University College London who, in partnership with Dr Emily Stevenson from the University of Cambridge, is researching whether high Arctic rivers are a source of a sink for carbon dioxide.

Explore weekend – advice, inspiration and insight

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

Dr Arwyn Edwards reveals the highlights of his fieldwork in Svalbard

Our £10,000 Walters Kundert Fellowship enabled Dr Arwyn Edwards to make multiple trips to Svalbard to ask the question: are microbes active in Arctic winters?

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.

Medics prepare for the wilderness

Last month we held an introductory workshop for early career medical professionals about expedition and wilderness medicine.

Water scarcity and conflict in Kyrgyzstan

Multimedia journalist and presenter Katie Arnold left for Kyrgyzstan this week to explore water related conflict in the Naryn River basin as part of her Neville Shulman Challenge Award.

High-Arctic research project receives Gilchrist Fieldwork Award

Dr Melissa Murphy has been awarded the 2018 Gilchrist Fieldwork Award for her research project on High-Arctic rivers.

Find a grant: Slawson Awards

The Slawson Awards are part of the Society’s grants programme, which provides a wide range of funding opportunities for geographical fieldwork, data collection and independent travel.

Society grant funds renewable energy research in refugee camps

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen has recently returned from her PhD fieldwork in refugee camps across Rwanda and Kenya, where she has been researching the use of renewable energies.

Plastic pollution in the Galapagos

Dr Ceri Lewis returned this week from the Galapagos Islands where she was researching the impact of macro and micro plastics alongside her team from the University of Exeter.

First Rob Potter Award goes to disaster recovery policy project

The Society's first Rob Potter Award has been awarded to Dr Gemma Sou from the University of Manchester.

2018 Land Rover Bursary open for applications

Jaguar Land Rover have renewed their corporate support of the Society for a further three years, which includes the annual Land Rover Bursary.

Paralympian undertakes Journey of a Lifetime

This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award, run by the Society in partnership with BBC Radio 4, is supporting Paralympic champion Karen Darke MBE as she handcycles the course of Australia’s longest river, the Murray.

Rob Potter Award

The Society is delighted to announce a new grant for post-doctoral development research.