Geography excels in student survey

The results of the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.

US military’s carbon footprint larger than most countries

New research published in our journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, has revealed that the US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, producing more greenhouse gas emissions than most medium-sized countries.

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.

July’s issue of Geographical out now

This month's issue of Geographical features a dossier on earthquake prediction.

Refugee Week

To mark Refugee Week, we’ve worked with Professor Heaven Crawley, to produce educational resources for geography teachers at GCSE and A Level.

Homeless families housed in ‘temporary’ hotels for up to three years

New research, published today in our journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.

June’s issue of Geographical out now

This month's issue of Geographical features a look at the way in which the Earth's natural geography has shaped human societies throughout history.

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

Discover some of Britain’s geological secrets during Geoweek

To mark Geoweek, we have selected a collection of Discovering Britain walks to help you discover the remarkably varied geology of the UK and learn more about our rocky heritage.

World Malaria Day 2019

Today is World Malaria Day, an international day to raise awareness of malaria as a curable and preventable disease. The Mobile Malaria Project are currently investigating the front line of malaria control in Africa.

May’s issue of Geographical out now

This month's issue of Geographical takes a closer look at child labour in the tobacco industry. 

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, an annual observance day that highlights the importance of fresh water. 

April’s issue of Geographical available now

In the wake of recent strikes by young people across the UK to protest climate change inaction, this month’s issue of Geographical takes a closer look at the growing global youth protestor movement.

Geographers appointed as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Climate change is a key part of geography

With another nationwide climate change strike planned for tomorrow, our Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Steve Brace has highlighted that climate change is a key part of geography.

March’s issue of Geographical out now

Out now, March’s issue of Geographical magazine includes a look at the need for decommissioning the thousands of ageing platforms and equipment used by the offshore oil and gas industry.

Dr John Shears awarded Polar Medal

Congratulations to Dr John Shears FRGS, who has been awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding achievement and service in the field of polar research.

Geography in the news: air pollution mapping

This month has seen the issue of air pollution consistently hitting the headlines.

February’s issue of Geographical out now

The February issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.

Tourists putting themselves at risk to witness volcanic eruptions

New research published in our journal Geo: Geography and Environment, reveals the dangers and lengths that thrill-seeking tourists are willing to go to in order to witness live volcanic eruptions.

Geography graduate earnings in the spotlight

A recent report, published by the Department for Education and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, provides new insights into what geography students are likely to earn after leaving university.

Geography in the news: COP24 and climate change

December has seen climate change frequently hitting the headlines as 23,000 delegates from 197 states participated in the 24th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).

January’s issue of Geographical out now

The January issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.

Mountains matter

To celebrate the International Mountain Day, we have put together a selection of Discovering Britain’s favourite mountain walks, trails and viewpoints, for you to discover why our mountains matter even in the UK.

National Tree Week

This weekend marks the end of National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. To join in the celebrations, the Discovering Britain team has put together a collection of their favourite walks, trails and viewpoints in forests and woodlands throughout the country.

Pan-governmental Deputy Heads of Geography appointed

Eleven new Deputy Heads of Geography have been appointed within the Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSE).

Today’s conference highlights: 31 August 2018

The final day of our Annual International Conference in Cardiff has arrived. We’ve put together some of our highlights from the programme today.

Today’s conference highlights: 30 August 2018

Today research on why the commute should be counted as part of the working day is being presented at our Annual International Conference being held in Cardiff this week.

Why it pays to choose geography

If you want to better understand our world, a rewarding job that pays well and to help shape the future, then look no further. Report after report tells the same story: choose geography.

Geographers elected to British Academy

The Society congratulates geography Professors Catherine Nash, Gill Valentine and Veronica Della Dora on their recent election as British Academy Fellows.

Deputy Head of Geography roles available

Six Deputy Heads of Geography are to be appointed for the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) profession.

Joint statement on the implementation of GDPR in UK universities

The Association for Social Anthropologists (ASA), British Sociological Association (BSA), European Sociological Association (ESA) and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) have today issued a joint statement on the implementation of new data protection legislation in UK academic institutions.

New Director announced

The Society’s Council announced today that Professor Joe Smith will take over as Director on 1 May 2018.

UK physical geography in excellent health

An international review of physical geography in the UK has declared the discipline’s health and global influence to be excellent.