Apply now for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships

Applications for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for those planning to start their teacher training course in September 2020 are now open.

International broadcaster Zeinab Badawi and Nick Westcott of the Royal African Society explore how we need to look in unexpected places to discover Africa's contemporary reality.

Peter Smith Memorial Award

From 2020, the Peter Smith Award of £1,000 will be awarded biannually as part of our Geographical Fieldwork Grants.

Doctoral students uncover migrant experiences

We caught up with Alikhan Mohideen and Selina Chipo Pasirayi to discuss their research as part of the Migrants on the margins project.

Our panel examines alternative visions of urban futures, covering planning, sustainability, governance and new technology, they give a sense of how everyday city life is being reimagined by geographers.

RGS-IBG and Financial Times Schools Essay Competition winners revealed

The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition that asked students to discuss whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.

The Nekton team reveal the discoveries from ‘First Descent: Seychelles’ in their bid to help conserve 30% of the Seychelles' vast ocean territory.

Call for papers for the Postgraduate Forum Midterm Conference 2020

The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum’s 2020 Midterm Conference takes place between 30 April – 1 May and the call for papers is now open.

New journal editors appointed

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.

Joanna Lowis (1942-2019)

Joanna Lowis was Secretary of the Society’s South Region Committee. She served in a range of international roles for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  

What to expect at Explore

Each November the Society hosts Explore, a weekend for anyone aspiring to undertake original geographical field research, plan a conservation project or travel with a purpose.

International day for disaster reduction

Geography and geographers play an integral role in ensuring that communities reduce the risk of their exposure to natural disasters, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to flooding and drought.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status last month.

Ada Lovelace Day 2019: Celebrating women in STEM careers

It’s Ada Lovelace Day and we’re sharing some profiles of women working across a wide range of roles – all of whom studied geography at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Adam Weymouth tells the story of canoeing 2,000 miles down the Yukon River, investigating how the king salmon's decline is impacting on the many communities and ecosystems that depend on it for survival.

Migrants on the margins resources win award

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins resources have been awarded the 4-star award, in the Curriculum Impact category, of the Teach Secondary 2019 Awards.

New PhD student begins project on Halley Bay

We are delighted to welcome our newest Collaborative Doctoral Award student, Alice Oates, who has started her PhD project exploring the governance of Antarctica.

Society puzzle book available now

The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book is now available to buy from all good bookshops.

The ubiquitous use of mobile devices means that citizens can gather information like never before. But can what they contribute be geographically valuable?