Weddell Sea resources shortlisted for The Education Resources Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Weddell Sea Expedition resources have been selected as a finalist for The Education Resources Awards.

Antarctic Witness exhibition visits Clydebank

An incredible photographic exhibition illustrating Shackleton’s exploration of Antarctica and his crew’s epic struggle for survival is now on display at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.

Maps can be beautiful, iconic and influential. Hugh draws on the Society's unparalleled collection to show how they have lured travellers to places from the 1600s to the present day.

Resources to help students choose geography

It’s the time of year when pupils are choosing which subjects to continue studying at both GCSE and A Level and we have a range of resources to encourage them to choose geography.

March’s issue of Geographical out now

Out now, March’s issue of Geographical magazine includes a look at the need for decommissioning the thousands of ageing platforms and equipment used by the offshore oil and gas industry.

Apply now for the Alexander Awards Summer School

Our Alexander Awards Summer School 2019 is now open for applications.

Apply now for Fieldwork Apprenticeships

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

Latest research published in the Society’s journals: March 2019

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

Gillian takes us behind-the-scenes on one of the nation's favourite wildlife shows, to discover Britain's natural spectacles, hidden gems, and surprising oases of hope.

Book a Geography Ambassador visit

Our Geography Ambassadors are a great way to introduce pupils to the many benefits of studying geography, and where it can lead them in the future.

Weddell Sea Expedition ends search for Shackleton’s Endurance

The Weddell Sea Expedition has been forced to conclude its search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance. 

Sidetracked magazine features foreword from Society Director

This month’s issue of Sidetracked magazine features a foreword from Society Director Professor Joe Smith.

Earth Photo 2019 competition launched

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

Are we wearing out the planet?

With London Fashion Week fast approaching, join us for a discussion about the impact of the fashion industry on our planet and what we can all do about it.

Sir Michael Palin will retrace the history of HMS Erebus and her crew; from the part it played in Ross' Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition.

Extreme weather learning resources

Based on a research project looking at extreme weather events in the past, present and future, we have put together a series of resources to help students learn about extreme weather.

Society joins Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme

We are pleased to announce that the Society is now a partner of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme.

The importance of trees – in conversation with James Aldred and Johnathan Drori

For James Aldred and Johnathan Drori, trees are an integral part of their lives. Join us for an evening where they share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees. 

Professor David Lowenthal (1923–2018)

Professor Lowenthal was awarded the Victoria Medal (1997). He researched and taught on history, historical geography, conservation and heritage.

Dr John Shears awarded Polar Medal

Congratulations to Dr John Shears FRGS, who has been awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding achievement and service in the field of polar research.

BBC ICONS final tonight

The final of the BBC’s ICONS: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century will be broadcast live at 9.00pm tonight.

William recounts his experiences of some of the world's driest places, from the borderlands of the USA to the sacred deserts of Egypt's Desert Fathers.

Data Skills in Geography project continuing into 2019

The Society is delighted to be continuing our Data Skills in Geography project in 2019, thanks to additional funding from the Nuffield Foundation.

Society Director interviewed by Japanese broadcaster NHK World

Our Director Professor Joe Smith discusses his plans to take the Society forward over the coming years in an episode of ‘Direct Talk’, aired by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK World.