Enriched media for Geo: Geography and Environment papers

Geo: Geography and Environment the Society’s open access, online-only journal has had a recent upgrade which now allows audio and video files to be hosted directly within its articles.

Retail geography in Britain has changed constantly throughout history, but the triple impacts of the internet, Covid-19 and Brexit threaten unprecedented change, possibly irreversible.

At a time when independent travel seems like a distant memory, Rajesh reflects upon the glory of slow travel and how it will adapt in the future.

Book now for Explore 2020

The Society’s 44th annual fieldwork and planning seminar is fast approaching, and this year it is taking place entirely online.

Chartered Geographer CPD enrichment: Corporate Sustainability, Social Innovation and Ethics

Chartered Geographers and those registered on our Geography Professional programme are invited to join an online discussion forum to complement and enrich the learning they undertake in the ImperialBusinessX delivered free online training course Introduction to Corporate Sustainability, Social Innovation and Ethics.

Join our Research Groups

The Society has 32 Research and Working Groups, covering a wide range of subdisciplines from historical or urban geography to the geographies of transport or gender, and many more.

Apply now to become the BSA’s next Geography Recorder

The British Science Association (BSA) are looking for their next volunteer Geography Scientific Section Recorder to advise the organisation within the field of geography and develop relevant events for the British Science Festival. 

The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre. It was Gotham's defining decade.

In this lecture Nigel challenges us to set aside our normal assumptions and take off our NHS spectacles to see the world differently and take control of our health.

Society Research Group establishes online writing community

Following on from a successful virtual writing retreat earlier this year, the Society’s Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group have established an ongoing virtual writing community.

Five lectures you must watch this World Food Day

To mark World Food Day, we have collated five of our lectures and talks that you must see.

Simon Leatherdale tells us why the coastal woods of the UK are under appreciated on a national level, as they represent a unique natural habitat where beach meets bough.

Apply now for our 2021 grants

Every year we support over 60 fieldwork projects with our range of grants, many of which have application deadlines coming up over the next few weeks.

Josie Jolley (1995 - 2020)

Josie Jolley was one of the brightest and most talented postgraduates at the University of Sussex, and winner of the MacQuitty prize.

Josie Jolley (1995 - 2020)

Jan Morris was a world-renowned travel writer and a major journalist for over fifty years.

Rex Walford Award 2020 recipient announced

Congratulations to Emily Chandler, who is the recipient of this year’s Rex Walford Award.

Food security and sustainability in post-conflict Freetown - Professor Tony Binns

Drawing on four decades of research in West Africa, Tony Binns explores the crucial role of urban agriculture in post-conflict Sierra Leone.

Ada Lovelace Day 2020

As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we asked five of our Chartered Geographers how using geographical thinking has supported them in their careers and why geography is important to them.

Two of our most recent medalists will discuss the progress of development in the Asian countryside and the threats to rural livelihoods in Peru post-Covid-19.

Webinar about the Society’s map collection

This week Alasdair Macleod, Head of Resources and Enterprises, and Sarah Evans, Research and Collections Engagement Manager at the Society, are taking part in a webinar about the Society’s map collection.

The history of the city - Ben Wilson

In this episode of Geography Now, critically acclaimed author Ben Wilson joins us to discuss the history of 'humankind's greatest invention', the city.

Geographers contribute to Spatial Data Science Conference 2020

Geographers, including Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society, will be featured in keynote presentations, workshops and panels at Carto’s international Spatial Data Science Conference next week.

Estimates and instruments: the case for comparative maritime history - Dr Margaret Schotte

Margaret discusses the distinctive ways in which mariners from England, France, Spain and the Netherlands deployed instruments and determined their daily progress.

Coastal marine ecosystems are not only beautiful, but also reduce impacts from climate change, enhance coastal wildlife, fisheries and local economies.

Author meets critics: Home SOS

Join our Author meets critics session with author of Home SOS, Professor Katherine Brickell of Royal Holloway, University of London.

This event combines a short film, a virtual exhibition tour and a Q&A to launch ‘Sense of Here’.

This lecture focuses on these dynamics in Cambodia, examining how classical dance has been mobilised to rebuild the Cambodian nation after the Khmer Rouge genocide (1975-1979).

You said, we did: results from this year’s Membership Survey

In January, we asked our Fellows and members about how they engage with the Society: how they keep up to date with our activities, which member benefits they use, and if they had suggestions for how we could improve their membership experience.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

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

In this short presentation, Jacki Hill-Murphy speaks to Penny Tranter about all things weather. 

Black History Month

To mark Black History Month this year, we will be featuring Black geographers from the 1800s to the present day who have a connection to the Society and who have contributed to a better understanding of our world.

Lowther Lodge remains closed until January

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.