Choose GCSE geography

As the time for GCSE and A Level options nears, we will be sharing material and information about the benefits of choosing to study geography at GCSE and beyond, through our social media pages.

Two Frogs - Andy Dickson

Andy Dickson is a triathlete with a passion for the Lake District, the UK’s most visited national park. In 2020 he set himself the challenge of tackling two iconic ultra-endurance journeys - the Frog Graham and Frog Whitton - through the mountains, valleys and lakes of this celebrated landscape, becoming the first person ever to complete both.

Discover how bears and people coexist in the Interandean dry forests of Bolivia through the themes of changing attitudes and perceptions, increasing tolerances, and finding economic alternatives to livestock.

In this talk hear leading cartographer with the British Antarctic Survey explain the development of his latest map series that unfold new stories of Antarctica.

In his new history of the exploration of the steppes, Nick Fielding shows that there is a hidden and far more diverse history for this vast region that is commonly known in the West.

Support for research on the Society’s Collections

As part of our mission to undertake research on the Collections, in collaboration with Wiley, we have recently awarded 11 Research Fellowships for 2020-21 which provide researchers with access to the Wiley Digital Archive platform.

Consultation on 2021 summer examination grades open for response

Following the cancellation of this summer’s exams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department for Education and Ofqual have opened a consultation on how GCSE and A Level grades should be assessed and awarded in 2021. 

Vital role of graduate geographers highlighted in new report

A new report exploring the career destinations of graduates highlights the increasingly vital need for geographers in the graduate job market.

Explore the exquisite balance of nature in the Yukon Territory, including the waxing and waning of the iconic lynx, snowshoe hare, and abalone fishers.

Nominate now: Ness Award 2021

We caught up with 2020 Ness Award recipient Nancy Campbell to discuss what the award meant to her. 

This lecture introduces the life of travel writer and photographer Eric Newby and the times in which he lived, following the recent donation of his archives to the Society.

Nominate now: Geographical Award 2021

We caught up with two of our previous Geographical Award recipients, Dwayne Fields and Mark Evans MBE, to discuss what the award meant to them.

To discover more of the story of its independence, Olie Hunter Smart takes on an immense challenge to walk the length of India - a 4,500km journey over seven months seeking out untold stories of India's independence and partition.

Apply now for a 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.

Editorial changes to our academic journals

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new editor to one of the Society’s academic journals.

Building relationships to ensure humanitarian delivery of aid - Henry Chamberlain

Ensuring aid safely reaches the right place is a vital job. Henry will give us insight into the obstacles in supplying aid and the strategies used to overcome them.

Top tips for your UCAS application

Applying to universtity to study geography? Read our top tips on writing a good UCAS personal statement.

See what’s coming up this spring

We are delighted to share our spring events programme, full of interesting topics, ideas, and insight.

Your membership card for 2021

The image on this year’s membership card is taken from the Society’s collection of photographs from the 1921 Everest expedition.

Geographers recognised in New Year Honours

Congratulations to all of the geographers who were recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours list, many of whom are Fellows of the Society.

Geography at home

Following on from the government’s announcement yesterday of further coronavirus restrictions across the country, don’t forget that we have a range of resources available to support the teaching and learning of geography at home.

New radio show showcases 39 ways to save the planet

We are delighted to be working in partnership with BBC Radio 4 on a new radio series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, which showcases 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is placing on the Earth.