Geography in Government award winners revealed

Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.

Diversity and inclusivity in the geography profession in government

Recently appointed Deputy Head of Geography, Patrick Rickles, is committed to building a geography profession which showcases the wide variety of vibrant and successful careers, and the diverse range of individuals in geography roles.

Society responds to Ofsted consultation

The Society has responded to the Ofsted consultation on the Draft Education Inspection Framework, which sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision, and registered early years’ settings.

Geographers in government update

It's been just over a year since geography was established as a sub-discipline within the Government Science and Engineering Profession - here's an update 12 months on.

Society responds to consultations

Over the last few months the Society has responded to calls for evidence for a range of consultations, including from the Geospatial Commission and the UK’s four higher education funding bodies.

Pan-governmental Deputy Heads of Geography appointed

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

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.

Emerging support for geographers in government

The Society has been supporting work, expertly led by Chartered Geographers Jon Pickstone and Alistair Edwardes, to gain recognition and professional support for geographers working in Whitehall and across government more generally.

Catch up with 21st Century Challenges Policy Forum discussions

Want to catch up on this year’s 21st Century Challenges Policy Forum events? A range of outputs, including audio recordings, video interviews and summaries, are now available online.

Rescaling the UK’s Energy System: Policy Forum

The Society will host professionals from across the energy sector on the evening of 29 November for a 21st Century Challenges Policy Forum event on Rescaling the UK’s Energy System.

UK flood risk management: policy recommendations

The Society has launched a set of 14 recommendations for UK policy-makers illustrating the important contribution of geography to sustainable flood risk management.