The Society commissioned a significant piece of independent research using the Department for Education’s National Pupil Database and linked HESA data to know more about who is choosing to study geography at different levels.
25 November 2020
Geo: Geography and Environment the Society’s open access, online-only journal has had a recent upgrade which now allows audio and video files to be hosted directly within its articles.
30 October 2020
The Society has 32 Research and Working Groups, covering a wide range of subdisciplines from historical or urban geography to the geographies of transport or gender, and many more.
23 October 2020
Following on from a successful virtual writing retreat earlier this year, the Society’s Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group have established an ongoing virtual writing community.
19 October 2020
This week Alasdair Macleod, Head of Resources and Enterprises, and Sarah Evans, Research and Collections Engagement Manager at the Society, are taking part in a webinar about the Society’s map collection.
12 October 2020
Join our Author meets critics session with author of Home SOS, Professor Katherine Brickell of Royal Holloway, University of London.
7 October 2020
The Society’s Climate Change Research Group has launched a competition seeking the most effective, original and engaging ways to encourage action on climate change.
25 September 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
We are delighted to be partnering with the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) on their virtual conference, which is taking place online this week.
15 September 2020
Area, one of the Society’s four academic journals, has published the first editorial from the new team of Editors, Continuing conversations: Reflections on the role and future of Area from the new editorial team.
14 September 2020
We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for AHRC collaborative doctoral projects to start in autumn 2021 is now open.
4 September 2020
Join our Author meets critics session with author of Geographies of Anticolonialism, Dr Andy Davies of the University of Liverpool.
21 August 2020
We are delighted to announce applications for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships are open.
19 August 2020
Join our Postgraduate Forum as they hold their first Twitter conference from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 August.
17 August 2020
WIREs Climate Change, a Wiley journal published in association with the Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, is celebrating 10 years of publishing.
5 August 2020
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.
3 August 2020
This year the Society's Research Groups will be holding their AGMs online.
29 July 2020
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.
24 July 2020
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.
21 July 2020
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.
15 July 2020
We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Hidden Histories of Exploration.
13 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
A statement from the Society on our position in relation to our accreditation programme during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
9 July 2020
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.
8 July 2020
We’re excited to announce that the Postgraduate Forum Twitter Conference will take place online from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 August.
29 June 2020
Our Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG) are holding their annual symposium on Wednesday 1 July, on Using the Digital: Methodologies, Teaching, and Everyday Practice.
22 June 2020
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.
19 June 2020
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.
12 June 2020
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.
11 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
We caught up with two of the co-editors, Professor Hilary Geoghegan and Dr Julian Leyland, for our journal Area.
27 May 2020
Dr Menusha De Silva (University of Singapore, Singapore) has received this year’s Area prize.
21 May 2020
Due to the current uncertain circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, many of our Research Groups are rethinking their planned activities for the year.
20 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
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
We are delighted to announce a new Working Group: the Latin American Geographies Working Group (LAGWG).
11 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
We are pleased to announce that nominations for positions on the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Committee 2020-2021 are now open.
5 May 2020
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.
1 May 2020
We caught up with three of the editors for our journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
20 April 2020
The Society is expanding its university programme accreditation scheme this autumn to include UK geography Master’s programmes.
10 April 2020
We are disappointed to announce that the 2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference will be postponed until 2021.
7 April 2020
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.
3 April 2020
We are pleased to announce some new editorial appointments for our journals.
1 April 2020
Congratulations to the six geographers who were elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences last week.
30 March 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
A statement from the Society on continuing to publish our scholarly journals while supporting everyone involved during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
23 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
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.
26 February 2020
Applications are now open for a PhD studentship on the Society’s Collections, as part of our Collaborative Doctoral Awards programme.
19 February 2020
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU).
18 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 RGS-IBG book series turns 20 this year, and to date it has published 57 titles spanning the full range of geographical research topics.
27 January 2020
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.
13 December 2019
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.
2 December 2019
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.
25 November 2019
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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