In 1874, John Forrest led an expedition on a 2,700 mile crossing of Australia’s Western Desert.

Hire our venue for your events in 2021

Are you planning events for 2021 and looking for a venue? The Society is an iconic venue that offers event organisers state-of-the-art audiovisual broadcast and recording facilities to deliver their events online.

The geography of geography: research and findings

The Society commissioned a significant piece of independent research using the Department for Education’s National Pupil Database and linked HESA data to know more about who is choosing to study geography at different levels.

DEFRA’s Chief Scientific Adviser explains how this can be done.

Young Geographers of the Year announced

The winners of the 2020 Young Geographer of the Year competition have been announced.

Jan Morris (1926 - 2020)

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

Nominate now for the 2021 medals and awards

Every year our medals and awards recognise geographers who have made a significant contribution to geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policymaking and public engagement.

we delve into this masterpiece of nature writing where Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. 

We discuss the risks to the UK of a world that’s three degrees warmer, as well as how we can adapt in response.

GIS Day 2020

Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society are marking GIS Day with events and celebrations, highlighting applications of the technology and the impact it can have on solving problems and enabling good decision-making.

Revisiting rewilding - John Harold

Rewilding: it’s a popular word and it probably isn’t going away. But what does it really mean?

Kristine speaks of her personal experience working in Chile and Argentina to restore damaged ecosystems and bring back native species, and the moral imperative we all have to stand up for nature.

Five lectures you must watch during London Climate Action Week

To mark London Climate Action Week, we’ve collated a list of five lectures and talks that you must watch this week.

Talks and discussion to inspire and inform your own projects.

Geography in Government award winners announced

Congratulations to Natural England and its Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) team, who were announced as the winners of the 2020 Geography in Government award in an online awards ceremony yesterday.

Renew your membership and continue supporting geographers and geography

We would like to thank all our Fellows and members for their support throughout this incredibly difficult year which is paramount to continuing our work across the breadth of sectors that rely on geographers and geography. If you are able, please do renew when your subscription becomes due.

We explore how a brief UV-B burst, during a climatic warming interval, collapsed the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary terrestrial ecosystem.

Climate change is a geopolitical problem, impacting all countries and requiring global action.

RGS-IBG 2019 Award Recipients Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Redzi Bernard discuss their travels in India, Myanmar and Ethiopia.

Northern Ireland Regional Committee celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Society’s Northern Ireland Regional Committee is celebrating its 10th anniversary today.

Earth Photo Exhibition: Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

An exhibition of a selection of the captivating photographs which were shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020.

In this audio-only event, Jacki Hill-Murphy is interviewed by Penny Tranter about her forthcoming book ‘The Life and Travels of Isabella Bird’.

Annapurna 1970

Two great firsts. The 50th anniversary Mount Everest Foundation lecture.

A look at the background to the British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s and at the expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924. Illustrated by archives, artefacts and photographs from the Collections of the Society.