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
Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council earlier this week.
14 April 2021
The Society has become a member of the Locus Charter, a proposed set of common international principles that can guide responsible practice when using location data.
26 March 2021
As part of the first Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group’s fireside chat series, Dr Tina Thomson CGeog spoke to four experts working in Disaster Risk Management.
22 March 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 was International Women’s Day, and throughout this week we have been celebrating the contributions of female geographers to the discipline by sharing the names of the women who have inspired you geographically.
12 March 2021
As part of our week-long International Women’s Day celebrations, the Society's Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group spoke to six women geographers working in Disaster Risk Management (DRM).
11 March 2021
Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day, and we’d like your help to celebrate!
4 March 2021
The Society has recently responded to several government and sector consultations, advocating for the ways in which geographical skills, knowledge and understanding underpins good decision-making and improves understanding of the world around us.
17 February 2021
The Society has responded to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s consultation on the UK’s National Data Strategy.
17 December 2020
The Society has launched a new webinar series to help geography students explore future career options.
14 December 2020
9 December 2020
The Government Geography Profession is hosting its third annual conference next week, with a series of plenary panel discussions and workshops taking place online.
2 December 2020
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
Congratulations to Natural England and its Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) team, who were announced as the winners of the 2020 Geography in Government award in an online awards ceremony yesterday.
12 November 2020
Geographers, including Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society, will be featured in keynote presentations, workshops and panels at Carto’s international Spatial Data Science Conference next week.
9 October 2020
Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in September.
2 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
The Society is pleased to be considering a proposal for its first Professional Practice Group: a network for professionals and others interested in the field of Disaster Risk Management.
21 September 2020
We are delighted to announce that a range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses from Esri UK and Ireland, GIS24 and WSP have been approved to use the Society’s CPD Mark.
11 September 2020
If you are using your geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace, have a look at our new bank of online career resources for professional geographers.
31 July 2020
We have relaunched the register of Chartered Geographers (CGeog) on our website.
17 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
Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in June.
3 July 2020
The Geospatial Commission launched its National Geospatial Strategy yesterday.
17 June 2020
The Government Geography Profession has become a standalone profession within the Government Analysis Function and will be based at the Cabinet Office with the Geospatial Commission.
16 June 2020
Graduates in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are as employable as graduates of STEM subjects, according to a new report from the British Academy.
1 June 2020
New data released by the Department for Education show that over 81% of master’s level geography graduates were in sustained employment, further study, or both, five years after graduation.
29 May 2020
This year our medals and awards recognise 22 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.
18 May 2020
The Society is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) that continues the strategic alliance between the two organisations.
15 May 2020
Geography Directions, the Society’s blog linked to our scholarly journals, is calling for contributions that bring a geographical lens to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as well as pieces that consider the future, and the world, after the pandemic.
13 May 2020
Following on from a discussion forum that explored the challenge of financing net zero, the Society has published a briefing report summarising the actions required to meet the scale and pace of change needed to reach a net zero economy.
7 May 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
With the Society currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hosting our summer programme of teacher CPD events online.
29 April 2020
With the Society currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our summer programme of Monday night lectures is being streamed online for Fellows and members.
27 April 2020
The Society is expanding its university programme accreditation scheme this autumn to include UK geography Master’s programmes.
10 April 2020
The Society has launched Professional Practice Groups, a new framework of support for professional geographers which brings together those with an interest and expertise in a thematic or sectoral area of professional geographical practice.
8 April 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
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
Regional committees are an excellent way to get involved with the Society. At their events across the country you can meet like-minded people, encounter the unexpected on field trips, and engage in lively discussions.
17 February 2020
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published a new edition of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.
12 February 2020
The Society hosted policymakers, researchers and professionals earlier this month, to explore investment solutions to the challenge of financing net-zero.
11 December 2019
Earlier this year, the Society’s Council approved the formation of a Professional Advisory Group.
6 December 2019
Welcome to everyone who is attending the second annual geographers in government conference being held at the Society today.
29 November 2019
As part of our recently relaunched 'Environment and Society Forum' series, in early December we are hosting policymakers, professionals and geographers to explore investment solutions to the challenge of decarbonisation.
14 November 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
The Society has recently responded to two consultations relating to data skills and data use.
4 September 2019
The Society, working with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), has published a new series of case studies championing and celebrating the critical role of geographical information, technologies and approaches.
21 August 2019
Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.
21 May 2019
The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.
13 May 2019
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.
10 April 2019
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.
1 April 2019
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.
7 March 2019
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.
13 December 2018
Eleven new Deputy Heads of Geography have been appointed within the Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSE).
26 November 2018
This Thursday, 8 November, the Society is hosting GeoCom, the AGI’s annual conference.
7 November 2018
This Thursday, the Society is hosting Better Mapping Wales in association with the British Cartographic Society and AGI Cymru
25 June 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 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.
2 March 2017
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.
19 December 2016
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.
24 November 2016
The Society has launched a set of 14 recommendations for UK policy-makers illustrating the important contribution of geography to sustainable flood risk management.
21 November 2016
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