EVC update workshop- December

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

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.

Isaac Newton and The Haven-Finding Art - Professor Simon Schaffer

Join us for the annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture by Professor Simon Schaffer. 

EGR Taylor supper

Stay for supper at the Society after Professor Simon Schaffer's lecture.

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.

61st London International Youth Science Forum

LIYSF is a two week residential event welcoming 500 of the best young science students from over 70 countries around the world, aged 16-21 years old. They attend our international meeting as national ambassadors.

Summer garden party

Annual garden party organised by the Younger Members' Committee.

For the love of sharks – Steve Backshall and special guests

Steve Backshall and other special guests of the Shark Trust will share stories of discovery and connection and their love for this fascinating family of marine animals.

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.

Climate change challenges: lessons from Bangladesh

Join our panel during London Climate Action Week as they share their insights into how Bangladesh is now on the path to becoming climate resilient, the lessons that can be learned from this and where things are headed. Image credit: Tasfiq Mahmood

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Society will collaborate with 19 neighbours across the Albertopolis, including some of the world’s most iconic museums and institutions, to create a unique festival fusing art, science, technology and curiosity. 

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

This event will provide support and ideas for history and geography teachers by addressing strategies for gaining confidence at GCSE, including supporting less able students, exam literacy and avoiding overteaching

EVC update workshop- June

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

London map fair

The world's largest map fair brings together over 40 of the leading British and international antiquarian map dealers, as well as hundreds of visiting map aficionados from all parts of the world.

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

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the various approaches you can take and answer the question: what does it mean to travel well?

The Best of Kendal Mountain Film Tour

Each year the very best films from the Kendal Mountain Festival are hand-picked by Porter’s Progress UK as we proudly host the Best of Kendal World Film Tour.

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.

A tale of two rivers – Karen Darke and Katie Arnold

RGS-IBG grant recipients, Katie and Karen recount their separate journeys along two rivers; the Murray and the Naryn. Whilst challenging themselves, they discovered the difficulties faced by the people who rely on rivers for their livelihoods.

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.

Monday night supper – 20 May 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Karen Darke and Katie Arnold's lecture, and meet other members and their guests.

Chartered Geographer networking evening

An opportunity to network with other professionals from across the full breadth of geographical employers from environmental consultancies, geospatial companies and insurance specialists, to higher education and central and local government.

Defining Europe: Eurovision in the era of Brexit

Beyond raising questions about identity, statehood, and national boundaries, can Eurovision offer us a new understanding of what it means to be ‘in Europe’?

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.

Food security: a global challenge – Professor Peter Jackson

Feeding a growing population from finite resources is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Peter explores how we can achieve more sustainable and healthy systems of food production and consumption.

Care and the Academy

A workshop exploring caring responsibilities in order to improve policy and practice for care and academic work.

Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture with Ben Fogle

Join Himalayan Trust UK to listen to Ben Fogle’s journey up Mount Everest. Ben is an award winning broadcaster and adventurer. The lecture supports our valuable work in Nepal.


kcwc General Meeting with special Guest Speaker

An event organised by Kensington and Chelsea Women's Club. Lady Carnarvon talks about the 1,000 year history of Highclere Castle and the Carnarvon family, right up to the present day and the forthcoming Downton Abbey motion picture.

2019 Whitley Awards Ceremony

The annual Whitley Awards Ceremony for international nature conservation will celebrate six new winners as they are presented with their prizes - which are also known as Green Oscars - by the charity's patron, HRH The Princess Royal.


A Level revision: Changing places – based on OCR specification

This two-hour revision session will offer a balance between reviewing content and looking at examination style questions.

Post-conflict restoration of historic Mosul – Andy Miller

Andy Miller, a heritage consultant specialising in post-conflict environments, gives an overview of ongoing restoration projects in the Old City of Mosul in the aftermath of its occupation by ISIS.

Monday night supper – 29 April 2019

Stay for supper at the Society after Andy Miller's lecture, and meet other members and their guests.

Sex in the garden: Flowers, fruit and foraging

This event will bring together garden designers, researchers and horticulturists who will share practical and inspirational approaches ranging from kitchen gardens to open Mediterranean climes.

Just a Drop: for the love of nature

Award winning wildlife documentary makers, Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey, take a look at the wildlife, people and environmental stories that have inspired them over the last thirty years of wildlife film making.


A Level revision: Skills focus – based on AQA specification

This two-hour revision session will offer opportunities to look at examination style questions.