Tune in to BBC Radio 4 for Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent’s Naga tales

Recipient of the 2019 Neville Shulman Challenge Award, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, will be sharing tales from her travels to the remote Nagalands of India and Myanmar in an episode of Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4.

Explore the latest research with our journals

The Society’s four leading international journals, Area, Geo: Geography and Environment, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, cover the full spectrum of geographical research. And as the latest issues go to print, here is a preview of some of their content.

Having successfully crewed the first British sailing boat to sail around the North East/North West passages in one season, David gives us his personal account of this exciting journey and the consequences of this venture.

Apply now for the 2020 Fieldwork Apprenticeships

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

Professor Peter Furley (1935-2020)

Professor Peter Furley was a world leader in the study of forest systems, and was a Fellow of the Society for over 25 years.

Our expert panel look at food security and the potential role of new technology, as well as how we can be more mindful of seasonality, production processes, consumption and waste.

Apply now for new PhD on our Collections

Applications are now open for a PhD studentship on the Society’s Collections, as part of our Collaborative Doctoral Awards programme.

Statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU)

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU).

Peter explores how the strategic location of Singapore has historically made it a contested space and what role the island and its settlements have played across the centuries.

Get involved with your regional committee

Regional committees are an excellent way to get involved with the Society. At their events across the country you can meet like-minded people, encounter the unexpected on field trips, and engage in lively discussions.

What the traveller saw

To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, an exhibition of stunning photographs from his lifetime of travels is now on display in our Pavilion.

Everest: a reconnaissance

[Closed] An exhibition of the first platinum prints to be created from the original 1921 negatives housed at the Society, including photographs by George Mallory. 

New Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published a new edition of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.

Migration resources shortlisted for the 2020 Bett Awards

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources were finalists in the Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources category of the 2020 Bett Awards.

What the traveller saw: the photographs of Eric Newby

[Closed] This exhibition displays a selection of stunning photographs from Newby’s travels. Extended until 14 April 2020.

The Director of the world’s largest migration research project argues that inequality should be central to our thinking about migration and how inequality is an important analytical tool for understanding migration processes and outcomes.

Earth Photo 2020 competition launched

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

Apply now for Environment and Sustainability Research Grants

The deadline for this year’s Environment and Sustainability Research Grants is fast approaching.

Framework of Competencies refreshed

The Framework of Competencies, which sets out the range of professional expertise and other characteristics required for achieving and maintaining Chartered Geographer status, has been refreshed.

Photographer Guillaume Bonn and curator Rozemin Keshvani discuss Bonn's photo essay on East Africa's disappearing past, barely recognisable but through the echoes of architectural ruins and fragile landscapes.

The Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition

Before she sets off on her regional theatres tour, we caught up with polar explorer, author and former climate scientist, Felicity Aston, to discuss her experiences of the Polar Regions, the Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition and challenging stereotypes.