Society closing times over Christmas

We are closed completely between Monday 24 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019, inclusive.

Geography in the news: COP24 and climate change

December has seen climate change frequently hitting the headlines as 23,000 delegates from 197 states participated in the 24th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).

Volcano tourism: unprepared tourists putting themselves at risk to see live eruptions

New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) journal Geo: Geography and the Environment, reveals the dangers that thrill-seeking tourists are exposing themselves to, in the name of experiencing a live volcanic eruption.

Weddell Sea Expedition poster going to all UK schools

The Society has launched a new set of educational resources to help UK schools engage with the Weddell Sea Expedition.

January’s issue of Geographical out now

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

Explore South West: plan your next adventure

Explore South West is the perfect opportunity to learn from scientists and explorers who are undertaking field research and scientific expeditions that make a real difference to the world.

First university geography courses accredited by the Society

The Society’s Council has ratified the accreditation of more than 70 programmes from a wide cross-section of institutions around the United Kingdom in the first round of its undergraduate geography programme accreditation scheme.

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.

Society links with Frederick Soddy Trust

We are delighted to announce that the Frederick Soddy Trust has become a linked charity of RGS-IBG.

Mountains matter

To celebrate the International Mountain Day, we have put together a selection of Discovering Britain’s favourite mountain walks, trails and viewpoints, for you to discover why our mountains matter even in the UK.

At a moment when global cooperation is under threat, this lecture examines the history of internationalism, with particular reference to the international role of RGS-IBG.

Order your gift membership in time for Christmas

Struggling for a gift for that difficult-to-buy-for person in your life? Why not give the gift of Society membership?

Make the most of your membership

The Society is proud to have a vibrant and active membership community of 16,000 geographers. With Fellows and members from some 100 countries, membership is the lifeblood of the Society. 

Society animations ‘Highly Commended’

A series of animations produced by the Society were Highly Commended at the 2018 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.

Open house afternoon

To celebrate the support provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable our work, we’re holding a free celebratory open house afternoon on 7 December 2018.

Death of a Translator

Before his ‘In conversation’ event in Belfast later this week, we caught up with former journalist Ed Gorman to discuss his book Death of a Translator, his experiences in Afghanistan and the impact of conflict.

Award-winning photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have recorded African sacred ceremonies for the past 40 years. In words and images, they will share their experiences behind the making of their new magnum opus, African Twilight.

Society partners with Wiley to digitise Collections

We are delighted to be the latest partner of the Wiley Digital Archives, and to be enabling several million items from our Collections to be digitised.