PGF@Home Twitter Conference

We’re excited to announce that the Postgraduate Forum Twitter Conference will take place online from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 August.

200 years of Antarctica - Camilla Nichol

In this episode of Geography now, Chief Executive of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) Camilla Nichol joins us to talk about the 200th year since Antarctica was sighted, and the heritage conservation work that UKAHT are involved with. 

Ron Johnston (1941 – 2020)

Ron Johnston was a world-leading political geographer, President of the Institute of British Geographers in 1991 and two-time Society medal award winner.

Professor Brian Robson OBE (1939 – 2020)

Brian Robson was a world-leading urban geographer, Editor of both Area and the Transactions of British Geographers, and recipient of the Founder’s Medal.

Join Chris Speight for this virtual walk around Kielder.

Digital Geographies Research Group online symposium

Our Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG) are holding their annual symposium on Wednesday 1 July, on Using the Digital: Methodologies, Teaching, and Everyday Practice. 

Titan beetles and geographical fieldwork - Eleanor Drinkwater

In this episode of Geography now, entomologist Eleanor Drinkwater discusses her recent fieldwork researching Titan beetles, her love of talking about invertebrates, and how she paved her unique geographical career path.

AC2022 to be held in Newcastle

We’re excited to announce that our 2022 Annual International Conference will be held at Newcastle University between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 2 September 2022.

Society welcomes focus on capabilities and skills in National Geospatial Strategy

The Geospatial Commission launched its National Geospatial Strategy yesterday.

Geographers in Government group becomes independent profession

The Government Geography Profession has become a standalone profession within the Government Analysis Function and will be based at the Cabinet Office with the Geospatial Commission.

Geography students recognised for excellence

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2019 Excellence Awards and congratulate the students who achieved the highest marks nationally in last year’s summer examinations.

Earth photo

[Cancelled] A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity.

Geographers and pandemics - Dr Janey Messina

In this episode of Geography now, Dr Janey Messina talks to us about the work that she does as a geographer in the field of health, the interdisciplinarity of geography, and how geographers can help to deal with a pandemic.

PGF@Home: publishing in geography

A series of blog posts on academic publishing for early career researchers, or those taking the first steps in their publishing careers are now live on the Post Graduate Forum (PGF) website.

Mountain pressure: Snowdonia's cultural landscape at a crossroads - John Harold

Hear Snowdonia’s various pasts and futures as a cultural landscape, as wildland, and as a people's playground.

Annual dissertation prizes open for submissions

The annual dissertation prizes offered by the Society, our Research Groups, the Quaternary Research Association and the British Society for Geomorphology are now open for submissions.

Society statement on the global Black Lives Matter protests

The Society stands in solidarity with Black communities globally against racism and inequality, and joins the global calls to reaffirm that Black lives matter following the shocking and tragic death of George Floyd.

Michael Jones: Patron’s Medal recipient 2020

We caught up with Michael Jones, recipient of the Patron’s Medal for his contribution to the development of geospatial information, to discuss his career, his greatest achievement and his love of maps.

Join Chris Speight for this virtual walk around Fort William. Locks, lochs, glens and Bens - this virtual walk has it all.

Luke Turner talks about his book Out of the Woods, a critically acclaimed work of memoir and nature writing. 

Personalised feedback for Chartered Geographers

Since late 2019, Chartered Geographers have been able to request that their CPD log is reviewed and certified by the accreditation scheme’s assessors.

Ocean plastics and lessons from life at sea - Emily Penn

In this episode of Geography now, ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn joins us to discuss her recent expedition to raise awareness of the ocean plastic problem, a new platform to help us find solutions, and what we can learn from living at sea.

Deadline for our Teacher Training Scholarships fast approaching

There are only three weeks left for geographers wanting to start their teacher training in autumn 2020 to apply for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarship programme.

What makes a successful rural community? How can community be developed? How can success be measured?

Volunteers’ Week 2020

This week is Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people across the UK make through volunteering each year.

New Council members elected

Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.

Geographers essential to the workforce of the future

Graduates in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are as employable as graduates of STEM subjects, according to a new report from the British Academy.