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.
15 November 2019
The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum’s 2020 Midterm Conference takes place between 30 April – 1 May and the call for papers is now open.
21 October 2019
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.
16 October 2019
We are delighted to welcome our newest Collaborative Doctoral Award student, Alice Oates, who has started her PhD project exploring the governance of Antarctica.
4 October 2019
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.
13 September 2019
The final day of our Annual International Conference in London concluded on Friday.
31 August 2019
Research on soil ecology, fertility apps and climate change influencers was presented at our conference yesterday.
30 August 2019
Yesterday we welcomed close to 2,000 delegates from across the world to the first day of this year's Annual International Conference.
29 August 2019
We have launched a new bank of online resources to support those engaged in geographical teaching and learning in higher education.
23 August 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.
12 August 2019
This year we are making a concerted effort to raise awareness around the sustainability of our Annual International Conference.
9 August 2019
The results of the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.
15 July 2019
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.
2 July 2019
We are delighted to have received funding for the third round of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.
26 June 2019
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.
13 June 2019
New research, published today in our journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.
11 June 2019
Our academic journals are now being delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.
5 June 2019
The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.
29 May 2019
New co-editors are being sought for the Society’s book series and two of our academic journals, Area and The Geographical Journal.
24 May 2019
The provisional programme for this year’s Annual International Conference is now live.
20 May 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s academic journals are now available online.
15 May 2019
This year's Research Group dissertation awards and prizes are now open.
10 May 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Leyland as a new co-editor for our academic journal Area.
2 May 2019
We are delighted to announce the recent election of two new Research Group Representatives to the Society’s Research and Higher Education (RHE) Committee.
18 April 2019
Congratulations to Dr Peter Martin who has successfully completed his PhD research as part of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards.
10 April 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new editorial board members for the Society’s book series.
2 April 2019
Two members of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, presented at the Mobilising Global Voices 2019 conference held at the Houses of Parliament earlier this month.
28 March 2019
On Shifting Foundations: state rescaling, policy experimentation and path-dependency in post-1949 China, by Dr Kean Fan Lim, is the newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series.
27 March 2019
The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
20 March 2019
Brexit! The Urban and Regional Implications is a free workshop which will discuss the potential economic consequences of Brexit for both regions and cities across the UK.
1 March 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s scholarly journals are now available online.
19 February 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new co-editors for two of the Society’s academic journals.
28 January 2019
New research published in our journal Geo: Geography and Environment, reveals the dangers and lengths that thrill-seeking tourists are willing to go to in order to witness live volcanic eruptions.
14 January 2019
A recent report, published by the Department for Education and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, provides new insights into what geography students are likely to earn after leaving university.
9 January 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
The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's 2019 annual conference is now open.
27 November 2018
This year’s Gilchrist Fieldwork Award recipient is Dr Melissa Murphy from University College London who, in partnership with Dr Emily Stevenson from the University of Cambridge, is researching whether high Arctic rivers are a source of a sink for carbon dioxide.
22 November 2018
Our £10,000 Walters Kundert Fellowship enabled Dr Arwyn Edwards to make multiple trips to Svalbard to ask the question: are microbes active in Arctic winters?
15 November 2018
The Society recently held a workshop with representatives from 35 universities, to explore how geography can be better promoted within schools, and how applications at degree level can be encouraged.
12 November 2018
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Society’s academic journal Area.
9 November 2018
From 1 January 2019, Fellows will be able to opt for digital access to all of our academic journals.
30 October 2018
UCAS is now open for applications for courses starting in 2019, but with over 80 UK universities offering more than 1,400 geography-related courses it can seem a little daunting knowing where to start and how to choose.
15 October 2018
Last week the Society held the first of two exhibitions taking place this autumn that present initial findings from our field research programme, Migrants on the margins.
8 October 2018
New co-editors are being sought for three of the Society’s journals: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, and Geo: Geography and Environment.
25 September 2018
As part of the Migrants on the margins field research project, SOAS University of London in collaboration with the Society have awarded a scholarship to Masters student Nouradin Nour.
21 September 2018
The final day of our Annual International Conference in Cardiff has arrived. We’ve put together some of our highlights from the programme today.
31 August 2018
Today research on why the commute should be counted as part of the working day is being presented at our Annual International Conference being held in Cardiff this week.
30 August 2018
Here are some of our highlights for new research being presented during today’s conference programme.
29 August 2018
Professor Adrian Bailey is presenting a keynote lecture at the Geographical Society of China’s annual conference in Xi'an on 29 and 30 August.
27 August 2018
The results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS), published this month, paint a positive picture of undergraduate geography courses across the UK.
24 August 2018
Members of the Society’s Energy Geographies Research Group, have published Energy and Society: a Critical Perspective.
22 August 2018
An important consultation on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 2021 is now open for comment and the Society would value your input to help inform our response.
13 August 2018
The Society, in partnership with Wiley, have developed and launched a new hub for our academic publications.
6 August 2018
If you want to better understand our world, a rewarding job that pays well and to help shape the future, then look no further. Report after report tells the same story: choose geography.
2 August 2018
The Society has supported 61 field research projects through its grants programme this year. Almost £200,000 of funding has been awarded to nearly 100 individuals from a range of institutions, and they have travelled to over 45 countries in order to carry out their research.
1 August 2018
Global Asian City, the latest title in the RGS-IBG book series, examines how migration has changed Seoul and South Korea over the last 20 years.
30 July 2018
The Migrants on the margins team were planning next steps for the Society’s Field Research Programme earlier this week by holding a writing workshop at the Society.
20 July 2018
The latest title in the RGS-IBG book series, Cryptic Concrete, takes us on a subterranean journey into Cold War West Germany.
18 July 2018
Congratulations to the latest nine geography degree programmes to be accredited and approved by the Society’s Council.
13 July 2018
The deadlines for our Research Groups' dissertation prizes are coming up soon.
29 June 2018
A book exploring the lives of British migrants in Dubai through their personal relationships has been published in the Society’s book series.
27 June 2018
19 June 2018
The Society's first Rob Potter Award has been awarded to Dr Gemma Sou from the University of Manchester.
14 May 2018
A team of researchers from the Society’s Migrants on the margins field research project presented two academic papers at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference.
4 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 Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is aware that many academic geographers, as UCU members in universities that participate in USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme), are taking strike action over proposed changes to their pension scheme.
5 March 2018
The Society is delighted to announce a new grant for post-doctoral development research.
9 January 2018
The Society is delighted to support a number of Research and Working Group activities over the coming year.
13 December 2017
Dr Al James’ new RGS-IBG book finds that the provision of working arrangements that meaningfully improve the work-life balance of employees also enhances firms’ competitive advantage.
8 December 2017
An international review of physical geography in the UK has declared the discipline’s health and global influence to be excellent.
18 September 2017
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