When research gets personal – online discussion sessions

Our Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group are hosting a series of online discussion sessions on the realities of doing research that is personal.

When research gets personal – online discussion sessions

Our Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group are hosting a series of online discussion sessions on the realities of doing research that is personal.

New career resources for professional geographers

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.

Research Group AGMs taking place online

This year the Society's Research Groups will be holding their AGMs online.

Get involved with our Urban Geography Research Group

The Society is looking to revive our Urban Geography Research Group this summer and we are seeking enthusiastic urban geographers to join the new committee to take the group forward.

Earth Photo 2020 shortlisted images announced

A shortlist of 50 of the best environmental photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo competition, opening as a virtual exhibition today.

Geography excels in 2020 student survey

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.

Celebrating the work of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award

To celebrate the work of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award, we have created an interactive story map to give an insight into the breadth of the award and a selection of the wide range of projects it has supported.

Register of Chartered Geographers launched

We have relaunched the register of Chartered Geographers (CGeog) on our website.

Researchers in the spotlight

Over the last year our Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) have been profiling researchers active in their part of the discipline, through their Researcher in the Spotlight series.

Hidden Histories of Exploration

We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Hidden Histories of Exploration.

Applications to study geography rise during lockdown

New data show that the number of students applying to study geography at university in 2020 is higher than in 2019.

The Society’s accreditation programme and COVID-19

A statement from the Society on our position in relation to our accreditation programme during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Home SOS out now

The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Home SOS: Gender, Violence, and Survival in Crisis Ordinary Cambodia, is now available to order online.

James Esson: Taylor and Francis Award recipient 2020

As part of our celebration of this year’s medals and awards recipients, we caught up with Dr James Esson, recipient of the Taylor and Francis Award for his contributions to teaching and learning in higher education, in our most recent Geography now podcast.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in June.

Lowther Lodge closed until November

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Society's building is currently closed to everyone - including Fellows and members - and staff are working remotely.

PGF@Home Twitter Conference

We’re excited to announce that the Postgraduate Forum Twitter Conference will take place online from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 August.

Digital Geographies Research Group online symposium

Our Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG) are holding their annual symposium on Wednesday 1 July, on Using the Digital: Methodologies, Teaching, and Everyday Practice. 

AC2022 to be held in Newcastle

We’re excited to announce that our 2022 Annual International Conference will be held at Newcastle University between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 2 September 2022.

Society welcomes focus on capabilities and skills in National Geospatial Strategy

The Geospatial Commission launched its National Geospatial Strategy yesterday.

Geographers in Government group becomes independent profession

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.

Geography students recognised for excellence

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2019 Excellence Awards and congratulate the students who achieved the highest marks nationally in last year’s summer examinations.

PGF@Home: publishing in geography

A series of blog posts on academic publishing for early career researchers, or those taking the first steps in their publishing careers are now live on the Post Graduate Forum (PGF) website.

Annual dissertation prizes open for submissions

The annual dissertation prizes offered by the Society, our Research Groups, the Quaternary Research Association and the British Society for Geomorphology are now open for submissions.

Society statement on the global Black Lives Matter protests

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.

Michael Jones: Patron’s Medal recipient 2020

We caught up with Michael Jones, recipient of the Patron’s Medal for his contribution to the development of geospatial information, to discuss his career, his greatest achievement and his love of maps.

Personalised feedback for Chartered Geographers

Since late 2019, Chartered Geographers have been able to request that their CPD log is reviewed and certified by the accreditation scheme’s assessors.

Deadline for our Teacher Training Scholarships fast approaching

There are only three weeks left for geographers wanting to start their teacher training in autumn 2020 to apply for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarship programme.

Volunteers’ Week 2020

This week is Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people across the UK make through volunteering each year.

New Council members elected

Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.

Geographers essential to the workforce of the future

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.

Sustained employment for postgraduate geographers

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.

Meet the journal editors: Area

We caught up with two of the co-editors, Professor Hilary Geoghegan and Dr Julian Leyland, for our journal Area.

School essay competition launched

The Society and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our joint School Essay Competition for 2020.

Dr Menusha De Silva receives Area prize

Dr Menusha De Silva (University of Singapore, Singapore) has received this year’s Area prize.

Supporting our Research Groups

Due to the current uncertain circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, many of our Research Groups are rethinking their planned activities for the year.

2020 medal and award recipients announced

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.

Society extends agreement with Association for Geographic Information

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.

Geography Directions calls for contributions on COVID-19

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.

New Society Working Group approved

We are delighted to announce a new Working Group: the Latin American Geographies Working Group (LAGWG).

Briefing report: Financing net zero

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.

Elections for Postgraduate Forum committee 2020-21

We are pleased to announce that nominations for positions on the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Committee 2020-2021 are now open.

Geographer leads COVID-19 pandemic modelling

Society medal recipient Professor Mark Birkin is leading a key workstream of The Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative.

PGF@Home launched

The Society, the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum (PGF), and the PGF Midterm Organisation Committee are working together to explore how we can provide digital spaces on the PGF website that give postgraduates the opportunity to engage with other researchers both within and across the discipline.

Teacher CPD events now online

With the Society currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hosting our summer programme of teacher CPD events online.

Watch our summer programme of Monday night lectures online

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.

Grants programme supports 39 field projects

The global coronavirus pandemic has led to significant disruption to the fieldwork plans of many researchers. The Society, through its grants programme, is continuing to select and commit funding for researchers who plan to go into the field when it is safe and responsible to do so.

Earth Day 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.

Meet the journal editors: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

We caught up with three of the editors for our journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Society furloughs eight staff

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, eight members of Society staff have been furloughed.

Weddell Sea school resources receive Geographical Association award

We are delighted to announce that our Weddell Sea educational resources have received a Highly Commended Award from the 2020 Geographical Association (GA) Publishers’ Awards.

The world beyond my window

This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.

Master’s degree accreditation to launch in autumn

The Society is expanding its university programme accreditation scheme this autumn to include UK geography Master’s programmes.

Society launches new support for professional geographers

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.

AC2020 postponed until 2021

We are disappointed to announce that the 2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference will be postponed until 2021.

Catch up with our educational podcast

The latest episode of our Ask the geographer podcast, features East Londoner Victoria Ayodeji and her remarkable journey from Hackney to the University of Cambridge.

Open access deal for UK researchers in the Society’s journals

Last month, Jisc, the UK’s research and education not-for-profit organisation, and publisher Wiley signed a four year ‘read and publish’ agreement that extends to many UK universities and research institutions.

Editorial appointments for our journals

We are pleased to announce some new editorial appointments for our journals.

Geographers elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to the six geographers who were elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences last week.

Geography graduate earnings remain strong

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.

New school resources for Antarctic conservation

We are very pleased to have received funding from the Flotilla Foundation to build on our work as educational partner for the Weddell Sea Expedition.

The Society's journals and COVID-19

A statement from the Society on continuing to publish our scholarly journals while supporting everyone involved during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting professionals towards Chartered Geographer

Geography Professional is a new programme of support for professionals who are committed to making an application for Chartered Geographer (CGeog) accreditation.

Core Maths supports young geographers

The Society is delighted to be working with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (managed by MEI) to launch our new Geography and Core Maths initiative, funded by the Department for Education.

Discovering Antarctica stamp competition

This year marks 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, and to celebrate the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) is running a competition for children aged 4-17 to design an official postage stamp for the territory.

International Women’s Day 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.

Geographical lates: British landscapes

Join us for our next Geographical lates event on Britain’s stunning landscapes on Friday 20 March.

Geographers unique insights showcased in our Geovisualisation series

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.

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 for Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent’s Naga tales

Recipient of the 2019 Neville Shulman Challenge Award, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, will be sharing tales from her travels to the remote Nagalands of India and Myanmar in an episode of Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4.

Explore the latest research with our journals

The Society’s four leading international journals, Area, Geo: Geography and Environment, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, cover the full spectrum of geographical research. And as the latest issues go to print, here is a preview of some of their content.

Apply now for the 2020 Fieldwork Apprenticeships

The deadline for this year’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships is fast approaching.

Apply now for new PhD on our Collections

Applications are now open for a PhD studentship on the Society’s Collections, as part of our Collaborative Doctoral Awards programme.

Statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU)

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU).

Get involved with your regional committee

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.

What the traveller saw

To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, an exhibition of stunning photographs from his lifetime of travels is now on display in our Pavilion.

New Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published a new edition of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.

Migration resources shortlisted for the 2020 Bett Awards

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources were finalists in the Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources category of the 2020 Bett Awards.

Earth Photo 2020 competition launched

We’re excited to announce this year’s Earth Photo competition is now open for entries.

Apply now for Environment and Sustainability Research Grants

The deadline for this year’s Environment and Sustainability Research Grants is fast approaching.

Framework of Competencies refreshed

The Framework of Competencies, which sets out the range of professional expertise and other characteristics required for achieving and maintaining Chartered Geographer status, has been refreshed.

The Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition

Before she sets off on her regional theatres tour, we caught up with polar explorer, author and former climate scientist, Felicity Aston, to discuss her experiences of the Polar Regions, the Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition and challenging stereotypes.

Antarctica in sight celebrations

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.

February’s issue of Geographical out now

The February issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.

Book series celebrates 20 years

The RGS-IBG book series turns 20 this year, and to date it has published 57 titles spanning the full range of geographical research topics.

Deadline for Frederick Soddy Schools Award extended

The deadline for applications to the Frederick Soddy Schools Award has been extended to Monday 3 February.

House of Lords sustainability debate

On 29 November 2019, Fellows and members of the Society took part in a special debate in the House of Lords. 

New membership card for 2020 revealed

Our new membership card for 2020 is now available, with some interesting changes. 

Geographers recognised

Congratulations to all the geographers who were recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours list.

Society closing times over Christmas

We are closed completely between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020, inclusive.

Give the gift of inspiration

With Christmas just around the corner, Society membership is the ideal gift for the geographer in your life.

Geographies of anticolonialism out now

The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Geographies of anticolonialism: political networks across and beyond south India, c.1900-1930, is now available to order online.

Geographers reflect on financing net-zero

The Society hosted policymakers, researchers and professionals earlier this month, to explore investment solutions to the challenge of financing net-zero.

Developing our work with professional geographers

Earlier this year, the Society’s Council approved the formation of a Professional Advisory Group.

Apply now for the Frederick Soddy Schools Award

Every year, the Frederick Soddy Schools Award offers grants of between £200 and £600 to teachers leading groups of pupils, from UK and Ireland schools.

Geography and Education Research Group launches

To celebrate the Higher Education Research Group becoming the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd), a conference is being held at the University of the West of England in mid-December.

Spotlight on geography in government

Welcome to everyone who is attending the second annual geographers in government conference being held at the Society today.

Society responds to recent media coverage of geography

The Society responds to recent comments in the media about the discipline of geography.

Geography teachers share ideas

Last week over 50 secondary geography teachers visited the Society to share their ideas and good practice for teaching geography in the classroom, as part of our annual TeachMeet event.

Response to Danny Dorling's comments on geography degrees

In response to Professor Danny Dorling’s comments about geography degrees, the Society has released the following statement.

Society events to enjoy this spring

Our spring events programme is full of topical issues and themes - book now to avoid missing out.

Research Group grants awarded

Every year we support the Society’s 31 Research and Working Groups through the Research Groups grants scheme, and we are delighted to be supporting a range of activities over the coming year.

School resources in partnership with ERM commended

We are delighted to announce that our river and coastal fieldwork resources were commended at the 2019 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.

Our Planet: in the hands of young people

Prior to his lecture at the University of Cumbria later this month, we caught up with Education Manager for Our Planet and a member of the Education Leadership Group for the WWF Global Network, Matt Larsen-Daw, to discuss his highlights of working on the series and the challenges for reaching a sustainable future.

AC2020: call for sessions, papers and posters

Our next Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September 2020, and the call for sessions, papers and posters is now open.

Geography brings insight to financing net-zero

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.

GIS day 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.

Young Geographers of the Year announced

The winners of the 2019 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award were presented with their awards in a ceremony held at the Society on Tuesday 12 November.

Explore 2019 – weekend highlights

Last weekend, the Society welcomed over 350 enthusiastic and dedicated delegates, speakers and exhibitors to Explore 2019.

November’s issue of Geographical out now

This month’s issue of Geographical explores the divisive legacy of Captain James Cook.

Africa’s forgotten frontiers: the Sahel

Before his UK tour of our regional theatre venues gets underway, we caught up with filmmaker and author Reza Pakravan to discuss his love of travel, his visit to the Sahel and the issue of desertification.

Apply now for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships

Applications for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for those planning to start their teacher training course in September 2020 are now open.

Peter Smith Memorial Award

From 2020, the Peter Smith Award of £1,000 will be awarded biannually as part of our Geographical Fieldwork Grants.

Doctoral students uncover migrant experiences

We caught up with Alikhan Mohideen and Selina Chipo Pasirayi to discuss their research as part of the Migrants on the margins project.

RGS-IBG and Financial Times Schools Essay Competition winners revealed

The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition that asked students to discuss whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.

Call for papers for the Postgraduate Forum Midterm Conference 2020

The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum’s 2020 Midterm Conference takes place between 30 April – 1 May and the call for papers is now open.

New journal editors appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of five new Editors for two of the Society’s academic journals and the RGS-IBG book series, alongside the appointment of a new Managing Editor for the Society’s academic publications.

What to expect at Explore

Each November the Society hosts Explore, a weekend for anyone aspiring to undertake original geographical field research, plan a conservation project or travel with a purpose.

International day for disaster reduction

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.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status last month.

Ada Lovelace Day 2019: Celebrating women in STEM careers

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.

Migrants on the margins resources win award

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins resources have been awarded the 4-star award, in the Curriculum Impact category, of the Teach Secondary 2019 Awards.

Society puzzle book available now

The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book is now available to buy from all good bookshops.

October’s issue of Geographical out now

This month’s issue of Geographical features a deep dive into ocean ‘jellification’.

Schools app now available

We are pleased to announce that our new app for schools is now available to download on iOS and Android devices.

Geography teaches the next generation about climate change

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.

Monday night lectures return

Our popular Monday night lecture series kicks off again next week with a diverse range of topics, mixing far-flung travels with scientific rigour, and exploring some of the most topical issues facing society today. 

Geopolitics and the event

The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Geopolitics and the event: rethinking Britain’s Iraq war through art, is now available to order online.

September’s issue of Geographical magazine out now

This month's Geographical features a dossier on deforestation.

Back to school

After this summer’s successful exam season, the next generation of geographers are currently enrolling on their GCSE and A Level courses.

Geography’s value to data and data skills

The Society has recently responded to two consultations relating to data skills and data use.

Geographers at British Science Festival

The British Science Festival takes place in Coventry and Warwickshire from 10-13 September, and there will be plenty of sessions looking at topical issues through a geographical lens.

Take part in Lords sustainability debate

Every year the House of Lords opens up the chamber and invites people from across the UK to take part in a lively, topical debate. As a partner in this year’s debate, the Society has a limited number of places available for Fellows and members.

AC2019: Friday's research highlights

The final day of our Annual International Conference in London concluded on Friday.

AC2019: Thursday’s research highlights

Research on soil ecology, fertility apps and climate change influencers was presented at our conference yesterday.

AC2019: Wednesday’s research highlights

Yesterday we welcomed close to 2,000 delegates from across the world to the first day of this year's Annual International Conference.

Mobile Malaria project update

The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients travelled over 6,300 km across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.

New higher education resources

We have launched a new bank of online resources to support those engaged in geographical teaching and learning in higher education.

Congratulations: GCSE results day

Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.

Championing the value of geographic information

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.

Migrants on the margins team to present at AC2019

Members of the Migrants on the margins team will be presenting their research in a session at this year’s Annual International Conference.

Congratulations: A Level results day

Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.

Latest journal issues available

The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.

Sustainability at AC2019

This year we are making a concerted effort to raise awareness around the sustainability of our Annual International Conference.

Geographers inspire at Wilderness Festival

The Society took over the Forum stage for a day at the Wilderness Festival entertaining and inspiring festival-goers with geography.

August’s issue of Geographical available now

This month's Geographical takes a look at different projects trying to secure the future of our food.

Members – join us for a tour of Earth Photo

If you’re a Fellow or member and haven’t yet had a chance to visit our Earth Photo exhibition, why not join us for a member-only introduction on Wednesday 7 August?

Migrants on the margins team present their research in Hargeisa

The Migrants on the margins team were at the Hargeisa International Book Fair last week to present their research to the local community.

Society supports the Gender Action Schools Award

We are delighted to be a supporter of the Gender Action Schools Award, an initiative which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes, and ensuring all young people can reach their full potential.

Migrants on the margins resources shortlisted for Teach Secondary Award

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources have been shortlisted for a Teach Secondary Award for curriculum impact.

Congratulations to our Teacher Training Scholars

Congratulations to all our Teacher Training Scholars who have completed either their first year of teaching or their training as part of our Scholarship programme.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Fifty years ago today, Commander Neil Armstrong, Col. Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Lt. Col. Michael Collins successfully completed the first mission to land a person on the moon.

Geography excels in student survey

The results of the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to the Chartered Geographers who were approved by the Society’s Council in June.

Grant recipients head into the field

Our 2019 Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork.

Earth Photo winner announced and exhibition open

Elisabetta Zavoli has won the 2019 Earth Photo competition for her work The Landfill Midwife.

Findings from Migrants on the margins presented to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Professor Laura Hammond presented findings of the Migrants on the margins research team to members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a meeting at the Society last month.

Previous winners reflect on our Young Geographer of the Year competition

We caught up with some of the previous winners of the Young Geographer of the Year competition who explained the role the competition played in getting them to where they are now.

US military’s carbon footprint larger than most countries

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.

London Climate Action Week

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.

Read about Earth Photo in Outdoor Photography

Popular photography magazine Outdoor Photography features our Earth Photo competition and exhibition in their August issue, which is on newsstands now.

July’s issue of Geographical out now

This month's issue of Geographical features a dossier on earthquake prediction.

New funding for research on our Collections

We are delighted to have received funding for the third round of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.

Mobile Malaria Project returns from the field

The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients have returned from the field after travelling over 6,300 km to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.

Society’s school resources praised in parliamentary debate

A parliamentary debate held earlier this week about teaching migration in the school curriculum highlighted the Society’s school resources about this issue.

Fieldwork Apprentices head out into the field

Our 2019 Fieldwork Apprentices are heading out into the field to begin their fieldwork.

Refugee Week

To mark Refugee Week, we’ve worked with Professor Heaven Crawley, to produce educational resources for geography teachers at GCSE and A Level.

Origins: how the Earth made us

Ahead of his regional theatre tour around the UK later this summer, we caught up with author, presenter and Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster, Professor Lewis Dartnell to discuss his new book Origins: how the Earth made us.

Forest School activities develop skills valued by employers

New research, published today in our journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities but can struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational.

Homeless families housed in ‘temporary’ hotels for up to three years

New research, published today in our journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.

Meet the CGeog assessors

With over 750 Chartered Geographers now accredited, we caught up with two of our CGeog assessors, Angela Baker and Dr Stephanie Davidson.

Last chance to see ‘Observed on Paper’

Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.

Students awarded for excellence

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2018 Excellence Awards, and congratulate the pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in last summer’s geography examinations.

Our journals have new compostable packaging

Our academic journals are now being delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.

New Council members elected

Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.

Earth Photo 2019 shortlisted images announced

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo exhibition which opens on 6 July.

June’s issue of Geographical out now

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.

AC2019: Early bird registration closes soon

The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.

Innovative Geography Teaching Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.

Could you be one of our new editors?

New co-editors are being sought for the Society’s book series and two of our academic journals, Area and The Geographical Journal.

Ron Cooke Award recipient announced

The first Ron Cooke Award has been awarded to Gregory Pearson for his A Level Independent Investigation An investigation into the form and nature of scree slopes on the North side of the Ogwen Valley.

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.

AC2019: provisional programme live

The provisional programme for this year’s Annual International Conference is now live.

Environment and Sustainability Research Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, Dr Agatha Herman, Dr Thomas Smith and Dr Max Martin.

Physical geography fieldwork day strengthens teacher networks

We held a physical geography fieldwork day for teachers to support the better use of local sites for fieldwork and strengthen local teacher networks.

Latest journal issues available

The latest issues of the Society’s academic journals are now available online.

Career profiles showcase where geography can take you

The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.

Dissertation prizes open for submissions

This year's Research Group dissertation awards and prizes are now open.

Medal and award recipients announced

This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.