Geography in the news: air pollution mapping

This month has seen the issue of air pollution consistently hitting the headlines.

Diana Rowley (née Crowfoot) (1918–2018)

Diana Rowley served as assistant editor of the Geographical Journal at the Society in the early 1940s, and recalled keeping watch at the building during the war. She later moved to Canada and contributed to the development of research in the Arctic, notably as editor of the journal Arctic and founder of a number of other publications.

School Member lecture: the carbon cycle

Our next lecture exclusively for School Members is on the carbon cycle and takes place on 6 February at 5.00pm.

New journal editors appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new co-editors for two of the Society’s academic journals.

Book now for Explore South West

Explore South West on 9 February is your chance to learn directly from a range of scientists and explorers carrying out field research and scientific expeditions.

February’s issue of Geographical out now

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

Tim Marshall on why we’re living in an age of walls

Prior to his regional theatres tour, we caught up with journalist, author and broadcaster, Tim Marshall, to discuss his new book.  

Through sharing his experiences of chasing wildfires accross four continents, Thomas will explore the science of 'pyrogeography' and what it can tell us about the drivers and impacts of environmental change.

Apply now for Innovative Geography Teaching Grants

The deadline for this year’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants is fast approaching.

Ron Cooke Award for the A Level Independent Investigation

Sir Ron Cooke, an eminent physical geographer and former President of the Society, has kindly supported a new award for A Level students.

Human Cognition – developments in navigation – Jeremy Morley and Professor Kate Jeffrey

Recent neuroscience research has explored how the brain represents details of places and navigation – but how is that linked to how we navigate in the real world?

Miranda explores how powerful information about location can be used to build a system of smarter infrastructure to help the UK economy and society to thrive.

Tourists putting themselves at risk to witness volcanic eruptions

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.

Enduring Eye exhibition visits Cheltenham

Honouring the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917, our Enduring Eye exhibition is on display in Cheltenham until 24 February 2019.

Geography graduate earnings in the spotlight

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.

Geographical has new compostable packaging

From February’s issue, Geographical magazine will be delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.

Sara returns to the thin country to mark the 25th anniversary of her bestselling book recounting a six-month journey from the Peruvian border to Chilean Antarctica.

Society events with Ordnance Survey coming up

As part of the Society’s work with Ordnance Survey (OS), two events later this month will help raise awareness of the uses of geospatial data.

Frederick Soddy Schools Award

The Society is delighted to announce a new grant scheme to support school fieldwork and expeditions.

Dr Jevan Pierres Berrangé (1931-2018)

Dr Jevan Pierres Berrangé was a Long Serving Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and a committee member of the RGS-IBG South West Region.

Accessing our journals online

Our Fellows can now opt for digital access to all our academic journals as part of their Fellowship subscription.

New membership card for 2019 revealed

Our membership card for 2019 is now available.