This year our medals and awards recognise 23 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, and public engagement.
4 May 2021
As geographers, we are acutely aware that where you are born, and to whom, have a great effect upon the opportunities available to you throughout your life.
7 April 2021
Census 2021 takes place in England and Wales on Sunday 21 March, with the data collected providing a unique resource for understanding population characteristics and distributions across England and Wales.
19 March 2021
Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day, and we’d like your help to celebrate!
4 March 2021
This week is International Geomorphology Week, with the aim of promoting geomorphology in all its forms and mobilising the international community of geomorphologists to share their work and expertise.
1 March 2021
Throughout February, we have been sharing resources via our social media that highlight the geographies of LGBTQ+ groups, increase their visibility and better understand their history and experiences.
25 February 2021
Following the cancellation of this summer’s exams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department for Education and Ofqual have opened a consultation on how GCSE and A Level grades should be assessed and awarded in 2021.
22 January 2021
A new report exploring the career destinations of graduates highlights the increasingly vital need for geographers in the graduate job market.
21 January 2021
Applying to universtity to study geography? Read our top tips on writing a good UCAS personal statement.
11 January 2021
Congratulations to all of the geographers who were recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours list, many of whom are Fellows of the Society.
6 January 2021
Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society are marking GIS Day with events and celebrations, highlighting applications of the technology and the impact it can have on solving problems and enabling good decision-making.
18 November 2020
To mark London Climate Action Week, we’ve collated a list of five lectures and talks that you must watch this week.
16 November 2020
The British Science Association (BSA) are looking for their next volunteer Geography Scientific Section Recorder to advise the organisation within the field of geography and develop relevant events for the British Science Festival.
21 October 2020
To mark World Food Day, we have collated five of our lectures and talks that you must see.
16 October 2020
As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we asked five of our Chartered Geographers how using geographical thinking has supported them in their careers and why geography is important to them.
13 October 2020
To mark Black History Month this year, we will be featuring Black geographers from the 1800s to the present day who have a connection to the Society and who have contributed to a better understanding of our world.
1 October 2020
Geographical knowledge and skills are vital to the UK private sector, according to a new report published by the Academy of Social Sciences.
23 September 2020
Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.
13 August 2020
The results of the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS), published on 15 July, once again paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.
21 July 2020
New data show that the number of students applying to study geography at university in 2020 is higher than in 2019.
10 July 2020
The Society stands in solidarity with Black communities globally against racism and inequality, and joins the global calls to reaffirm that Black lives matter following the shocking and tragic death of George Floyd.
11 June 2020
Society medal recipient Professor Mark Birkin is leading a key workstream of The Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative.
4 May 2020
To mark Earth Day, we’re making our recent Monday night lecture by Dr Tamsin Edwards ‘What fate for Antarctica’ free to view for one week until Wednesday 29 April.
22 April 2020
Congratulations to the six geographers who were elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences last week.
30 March 2020
New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has concluded that university study is a good investment for most students, with those pursuing higher education better off after taxes, student loan repayments and foregone earnings are accounted for.
27 March 2020
A statement from the Society on continuing to publish our scholarly journals while supporting everyone involved during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
23 March 2020
Today is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re acknowledging the diversity of field research that some of our inspirational female grant recipients have undertaken in a range of countries over the past year.
8 March 2020
Geovisualisations is a new series of images and articles that explore the power of maps and geographical data visualisations for telling stories about our world.
4 March 2020
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU).
18 February 2020
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the first sightings of Antarctica, the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) has launched Antarctica in sight, a year-long cultural programme to explore the first two centuries of human endeavour in this fascinating continent, and reflect on what the future might be.
31 January 2020
The February issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.
28 January 2020
On 29 November 2019, Fellows and members of the Society took part in a special debate in the House of Lords.
16 January 2020
Our new membership card for 2020 is now available, with some interesting changes.
7 January 2020
Congratulations to all the geographers who were recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours list.
6 January 2020
The Society responds to recent comments in the media about the discipline of geography.
29 November 2019
In response to Professor Danny Dorling’s comments about geography degrees, the Society has released the following statement.
28 November 2019
To mark GIS day, we’re sharing the career profiles of geographers from a wide range of sectors who use GIS in their day-to-day role.
13 November 2019
Geography and geographers play an integral role in ensuring that communities reduce the risk of their exposure to natural disasters, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to flooding and drought.
13 October 2019
Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status last month.
9 October 2019
It’s Ada Lovelace Day and we’re sharing some profiles of women working across a wide range of roles – all of whom studied geography at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
8 October 2019
With the topic of climate change in the spotlight, the results of a recent online survey, commissioned by the Society and undertaken by YouGov, have revealed that geography GCSE is the most widely recognised subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change.
20 September 2019
Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.
22 August 2019
The results of the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.
15 July 2019
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.
2 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
This month's issue of Geographical features a dossier on earthquake prediction.
27 June 2019
To mark Refugee Week, we’ve worked with Professor Heaven Crawley, to produce educational resources for geography teachers at GCSE and A Level.
17 June 2019
New research, published today in our journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.
11 June 2019
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.
31 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
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.
8 May 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.
25 April 2019
This month's issue of Geographical takes a closer look at child labour in the tobacco industry.
23 April 2019
Today is World Water Day, an annual observance day that highlights the importance of fresh water.
22 March 2019
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.
21 March 2019
The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
20 March 2019
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.
14 March 2019
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.
22 February 2019
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.
6 February 2019
This month has seen the issue of air pollution consistently hitting the headlines.
31 January 2019
24 January 2019
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.
14 January 2019
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.
9 January 2019
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).
21 December 2018
The January issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.
18 December 2018
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.
11 December 2018
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.
30 November 2018
Eleven new Deputy Heads of Geography have been appointed within the Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSE).
26 November 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.
31 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.
30 August 2018
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.
2 August 2018
The Society congratulates geography Professors Catherine Nash, Gill Valentine and Veronica Della Dora on their recent election as British Academy Fellows.
27 July 2018
Six Deputy Heads of Geography are to be appointed for the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) profession.
9 May 2018
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.
19 April 2018
The Society’s Council announced today that Professor Joe Smith will take over as Director on 1 May 2018.
20 February 2018
An international review of physical geography in the UK has declared the discipline’s health and global influence to be excellent.
18 September 2017
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