New career resources for professional geographers

If you are using your geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace, have a look at our new bank of online career resources for professional geographers.

Chartered Geographer CPD enrichment: Do it yourself geo apps

[Online] Chartered Geographers and those registered on our Geography Professional programme are invited to join an online discussion forum to complement and enrich their learning.

Research Group AGMs taking place online

This year the Society's Research Groups will be holding their AGMs online.

Get involved with our Urban Geography Research Group

The Society is looking to revive our Urban Geography Research Group this summer and we are seeking enthusiastic urban geographers to join the new committee to take the group forward.

Earth Photo 2020 shortlisted images announced

A shortlist of 50 of the best environmental photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo competition, opening as a virtual exhibition today.

Earth Photo shortlist and exhibition announced

Earth Photo, the international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), is delighted to reveal its shortlist of 50 photographs and four films in a new online exhibition. Earth Photo’s main objective is to better connect us with the world by telling stories about our planet, its inhabitants and our treatment of both, and to encourage discussion.

Geography excels in 2020 student survey

The results of the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS), published on 15 July, once again paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.

Celebrating the work of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award

To celebrate the work of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award, we have created an interactive story map to give an insight into the breadth of the award and a selection of the wide range of projects it has supported.

Register of Chartered Geographers launched

We have relaunched the register of Chartered Geographers (CGeog) on our website.

Researchers in the spotlight

Over the last year our Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) have been profiling researchers active in their part of the discipline, through their Researcher in the Spotlight series.

Hidden Histories of Exploration

We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Hidden Histories of Exploration.

Applications to study geography rise during lockdown

New data show that the number of students applying to study geography at university in 2020 is higher than in 2019.

The Society’s accreditation programme and COVID-19

A statement from the Society on our position in relation to our accreditation programme during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Home SOS out now

The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Home SOS: Gender, Violence, and Survival in Crisis Ordinary Cambodia, is now available to order online.

James Esson: Taylor and Francis Award recipient 2020

As part of our celebration of this year’s medals and awards recipients, we caught up with Dr James Esson, recipient of the Taylor and Francis Award for his contributions to teaching and learning in higher education, in our most recent Geography now podcast.

Pandemic reveals plight of India’s ‘super-exploited’ migrant workers

A recent paper published in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, has revealed the stark plight of the vulnerable Indian migrant labour force during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Taylor and Francis award, football related trafficking and race in geography - Dr James Esson

Dr James Esson talks to us about his research on the irregular migration of West African males to Europe through football related human trafficking and race issues within British geography.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in June.

Lowther Lodge closed until November

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Society's building is currently closed to everyone - including Fellows and members - and staff are working remotely.