Earth Photo

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the Earth in all its diversity. Developed jointly by Forestry England and the Society.

Hanifa and Marina share Hanifa's journey to become the first Afghan woman to summit Mt Noshaq (24,580').

October’s issue of Geographical out now

This month’s issue of Geographical features a deep dive into ocean ‘jellification’.

Schools app now available

We are pleased to announce that our new app for schools is now available to download on iOS and Android devices.

The Brazilian Villas Boas brothers, RGS gold-medallists for remarkable explorations, used their fame to champion indigenous peoples, change attitudes to them, and protect their rainforests.

Geography teaches the next generation about climate change

With the topic of climate change in the spotlight, the results of a recent online survey, commissioned by the Society and undertaken by YouGov, have revealed that geography GCSE is the most widely recognised subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change.

Professor Michael Bradford (1944–2019)

Professor Michael Bradford was head of the geography department at the University of Manchester and an inspiring teacher. He promoted the teaching of geography on a wide scale, and was president of the Geographical Association. 

Professor Claire Dwyer (1964 - 2019)

Professor Claire Dwyer was a senior lecturer in geography at UCL. She made significant contributions to many fields in social geography, particularly those related to feminism and religion.

Professor Ronan Paddison (1945 - 2019)

Professor Ronan Paddison was Head of Department at the University of Glasgow, with a passion for urban geography.  He helped found the journals Urban Studies and Space and Polity. 

Choose geography to understand climate change

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), geography GCSE is widely recognised as the subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change. It also reveals that young adults are more likely to agree that studying geography can help you learn about climate change (82% of 18-24 year olds), compared with older generations (72% of 55+ year olds).

Monday night lectures return

Our popular Monday night lecture series kicks off again next week with a diverse range of topics, mixing far-flung travels with scientific rigour, and exploring some of the most topical issues facing society today. 

Geopolitics and the event

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.

September’s issue of Geographical magazine out now

This month's Geographical features a dossier on deforestation.

Back to school

After this summer’s successful exam season, the next generation of geographers are currently enrolling on their GCSE and A Level courses.

KCWC Meetings at RGS-IBG

KCWC is a leading international Women's Club. Further meetings take place on 3 October and 6 November.
 

Geography’s value to data and data skills

The Society has recently responded to two consultations relating to data skills and data use.

Geographers at British Science Festival

The British Science Festival takes place in Coventry and Warwickshire from 10-13 September, and there will be plenty of sessions looking at topical issues through a geographical lens.

Take part in Lords sustainability debate

Every year the House of Lords opens up the chamber and invites people from across the UK to take part in a lively, topical debate. As a partner in this year’s debate, the Society has a limited number of places available for Fellows and members.