Annual International Conference 2019

The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.

Summer garden party

Annual garden party organised by the Younger Members' Committee.

Going Places with Geography Year 12 Conference

A day of informative sessions for Year 12 pupils who are considering geography as a career option to find out more about where studying geography can lead.

School Member Lecture. The Sustainable Development Goals: ambition or fantasy? – Linden Edgell

Linden considers whether the Sustainable Development Goals offer a realistic roadmap for the future of our planet. Are they a unifying call or a random wish list and what does it mean for each of us?

Raising achievement in GCSE History and Geography

Now into the second year of examinations for the new GCSE specifications, we’ve learned some lessons from the first cohort. Results have shown that some less able students are finding the exams inaccessible, and teachers have expressed concerns about covering the content in two years.

Off site safety management - training the trainers

A one-day course for trainers with relevant previous experience in managing a wide range of visits in the UK and overseas who wish to deliver the Off-site safety management course to their own groups.
 

Off-site safety management

A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

 

Annual reception

Join us to celebrate another sucessful year for the Society.

Responsible travel

A panel of experts discuss how we can reduce the impact of travel on the planet.
 

Geography at university workshops

These events provide sixth form students with the experience to bridge the gap between school and university and explore what studying geography at university level is like.

On View: Space at the Society

The Universe, as documented through the Society’s Collections, ranging from early depictions of the moon and stars in 16th century Cosmographia to images documenting NASA’s Apollo missions of the 1970s, and beyond.

Expedition medicine training

A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.
 

Be Inspired: Transcribing the Atkinson diaries - Nick Fielding

Thomas Atkinson’s five volumes of diaries, now held in the RGS Library, offer a tantalizing glimpse into the remarkable travelling arrangements of Thomas and his family.

Be Inspired: Geopolitical enclaves of Western Europe and issues of European identity

Vitali Vitaliev takes us on fascinating journey through Europe’s forgotten enclaves. 

Building and deploying DIY web-connected field sensors and loggers for field research and teaching

Are you doing an expedition, dissertation research or GCSE/A level field teaching? You'll need to measure stuff!  Come and learn how to design and use low cost sensors (using the freestation.org approach).

Geography at university workshops

These events provide sixth form students with the experience to bridge the gap between school and university and explore what studying geography at university level is like.

Educational Visits Coordinator Update Training

This course gives EVCs at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with other EVCs.

British Standard 8848 workshop

British Standard BS 8848 specifies operational requirements for providers of overseas ventures. The workshop will assist those using the standard to benchmark exising safety management systems within their own organisations.

 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training

A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.

New to teaching in geography, earth and environmental sciences (GEES) - Postgraduate workshop

A workshop for postgraduate students who currently, or aspire to, teach in geography, earth and environmental sciences. 

A new Arctic in the making – Professor Klaus Dodds

The Arctic is changing. But how and where is it changing, and why does it matter to those who call it home and those who don't?

Monday night supper - 25 March 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Professor Klaus Dodd's lecture, A new Arctic in the making.

Be Inspired: William Speirs Bruce – forgotten polar hero

John Dudeney and Isobel Williams examine Bruce’s legacy from his Scotia Antarctic expedition of 1902 to his later expeditions in the Arctic.

Pedal the pond evening

Join the record-breaking four-man team who crossed the Atlantic by pedalo in 2018, introduced by broadcaster Mary Nightingale, Patron of CWMT, the mental health charity for whom they raised over £200,000.

 

Geographical smörgåsbord

A buffet-style showcase of some of the most exciting and original new work examining environmental issues.

Going places with geography (Year 9)

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject and progression.

River of life, river of death: the Ganges under threat - Victor Mallet

Victor tells the story of the sacred river and explains how the fate of the world's most important waterway has
lessons for all the great rivers of our planet.

Geographical journeys: microlectures

An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire, hosted by Mary-Ann Ochota. 

Divided: Why we're living in an age of walls - Tim Marshall

Bestselling author Tim Marshall delves into our past and our present to reveal the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.

Be Inspired: The expeditions and legacy of Sir Frederick Lugard

Rory O'Grady tells the extraordinary story of Sir Frederick Lugard, the soldier, anti-slavery activist, adventurer and explorer who became the first Governor-General of Nigeria and a Governor of Hong Kong.

Conference - Fieldwork and Independent Investigation with ArcGIS Online

A conference for teachers who are looking to make better use of ArcGIS online for fieldwork and the NEA.

Developing a deeper understanding of the A Level Independent Investigation

This partnership event with OCR aims to support teachers with their work with students on the A Level Independent Investigation.  

 

The age of geography - Nicholas Crane

On this beautiful orb, we have reached the point in our collective journey where geographical knowledge is the best guarantor of our future. Nicholas Crane makes the case for the great age of geography.
 

K2: Taming the Savage Mountain

A decade spent chasing the dream of climbing the world’s most infamous mountain.

 

Focus on travel photography

Join our panel of experts as they share some of their favourite shots and explain how to get the best results from your camera.

 

The map tour – Hugh Thomson

Maps can be beautiful, iconic and influential. Hugh draws on the Society's unparalleled collection to show how they have lured travellers to places from the 1600s to the present day.

Monday night supper – 25 February 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Hugh Thompson's lecture The map tour

Be Inspired: Crusoe's Island

Marking the 300th anniversary of Defoe's classic, Alexander Maitland sketches the life and adventures of the original Robinson Crusoe.

James Aldred and Jonathan Drori in conversation

Join us for an in-tree-guing evening as James and Jonathan share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees.

Are we wearing out the planet?

Join us to discuss the societal impacts and environmental damage caused by our fashion choices.

Springwatch unwrapped - Gillian Burke

Gillian takes us behind-the-scenes on one of the nation's favourite wildlife shows, to discover Britain's natural spectacles, hidden gems, and surprising oases of hope.

Mountains of the moon

Experience the spectacular landscapes and endemic flora and fauna of the Rwenzori Mountains as captured by travel photographer Steve Russell.