The Nightingale: Sam Lee in conversation with Patrick Barkham

Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to an intoxicating song, as award-winning singer Sam Lee and writer Patrick Barkham tell the story of the nightingale.

Join us for GeoNight

Join us on Friday 9 April for the International Night of Geography, or GeoNight.

Archives and collections assembled as part of colonial projects are troubling presences in our cultural and scientific institutions. 

Society partners with research projects to advance geography

We are delighted to be partnering with a number of geographers, leading UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded research projects, to further our understanding of the world, its people, places and environments.

Creative approaches to race and (in)security in the Caribbean and the UK

The Society is delighted to be a partner of the Creative approaches to race and (in)security in the Caribbean and the UK (CARICUK) research project, which aims to transform discussions about race and anti-racism in UK higher education institutions.

Society supports responsible practice when using location data

The Society has become a member of the Locus Charter, a proposed set of common international principles that can guide responsible practice when using location data.

The state of nature – and why should we even care? - Dr Mark Wright

In this Covid-19 world there has been a renewed interest in looking at our relationship with nature. This talk will explore what is the real state of nature and what underpins the significant changes we are seeing.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Alicia Colson and Sherezade Garcia Rangel

This month we caught up with Dr Alicia Colson and Dr Sherezade Garcia Rangel to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.

Dr Ian Wilson (1943 – 2020)

Dr Ian Wilson was a founder and chairman of Wexas Travel.

Explore beneath the muddy waters of Mozambique to discover the forces that cause floods, and see how global flood forecasting is helping people cheat fate and choose their own destiny.

Be Inspired: Always ready for an expedition - Natalie Cox

This talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton whilst embracing the wider history of 19th century science.

Communicating and understanding risk in dynamic situations

As part of the first Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group’s fireside chat series, Dr Tina Thomson CGeog spoke to four experts working in Disaster Risk Management.

The geographers making sense of Census 2021

Census 2021 takes place in England and Wales on Sunday 21 March, with the data collected providing a unique resource for understanding population characteristics and distributions across England and Wales.

In this talk, Michael Poland will discuss some of this science, as well as the hits and misses of science communication efforts regarding Yellowstone's volcanic character.

Earth Photo 2021 competition launched

We’re excited to announce this year’s Earth Photo competition is open for entries.

Photographer Kiliii Yüyan illuminates stories of the Arctic and human communities connected to the land. Informed by ancestry that is both Nanai/Hèzhé (East Asian Indigenous) and Chinese-American, he explores the human relationship to the natural world from different cultural perspectives.

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Monday 8 March was International Women’s Day, and throughout this week we have been celebrating the contributions of female geographers to the discipline by sharing the names of the women who have inspired you geographically.

Choose A Level geography

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

Canoeing through Covid: citizen science on the Severn

As the lockdown lifts, Alex McDermott and friends re-plan with a new aim: to explore Covid’s impact on a river, its people, and the wider environment.

Chernobyl: time travel to 1986

Yulia Savchuk returns to her native Ukraine, chasing childhood memories and examining what the Soviet era could teach us about living with ‘invisible killers’.

Our flat Earth: adventures of a digital detective

Starting from sepia photos in an album, Emma de Heveningham unpicks the mystery of her grandfather’s time in South America, tracing his footsteps across a screen with her fingertips.

Pushing the limits: life and death at the sharp end

Having traversed Antarctica by ski, Dr Alex Brazier is no stranger to working in a team under pressure. Now, his work in a busy ICU through a pandemic brings new insights into stamina and resilience.

Voices of the Maya: discovery and language in Belize

Charlotte Austwick takes us to a jungle village, where she helps the community secure cultural survival through the creation of Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya illustrated reading books.

There’s more to a Dragon than meets the eye: the Wales Coast Path

Along 870 miles of Welsh shores, Zoe Langley-Wathen reshapes her view of the country, and despite the moods of the Dragon, becomes the first woman to walk the route.

To weigh the Earth: lessons from east Greenland

Richard Phillips leads a month-long traverse across tough ground, a journey of exploration and science that leads his students to reinterpret their sense of place.

Back in the saddle: cycling the Iron Curtain

After a spine injury ends her prospects of a sports career, Laura Scott packs up her life and cycles 5500 miles from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea. Solo.

Geographical journeys: microlectures

Eight speakers have just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.

Project UKFall: Retrieving meteorites and why it's important - Dr Luke Daly

This talk will give you an opportunity to discover how projects like UKFall are tracking fireballs to recover meteorites, providing new insights into our solar system's history.

Paul Clements delves into the Shannon heartland on a foot-stepping quest to recreate the trip of Richard Hayward 80 years earlier.

Women geographers give insights into working in disaster risk management

As part of our week-long International Women’s Day celebrations, the Society's Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group spoke to six women geographers working in Disaster Risk Management (DRM).

Bodies, Affects, Politics out now

The newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Bodies, Affects, Politics: The Clash of Bodily Regimes, is now available to order online.

There are over 250 lost or ruined churches and religious building remains in Norfolk. Illustrating these with his sublime photographs, Clive gives us a tour of these wonderful structures.

Sue Watt takes us on a journey across the continent’s sub Saharan regions to show how vital sustainable tourism can be for the people and wildlife of these countries.

Stay home stories

We are delighted to be a partner of the Stay home stories research project which aims to understand how ideas and experiences of home have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get involved this International Women’s Day

Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day, and we’d like your help to celebrate!

Our panel will take you around the globe to witness some of the most extreme natural hazards.

A panel featuring contributors to the Geography Directions blog discussing latest geographical research on the economic impacts of COVID-19, with a particular focus on food supply.

Hear Chris explain the meaning behind mask rituals and why humans have worn masks since the dawn of civilization.

Be Inspired: Genealogy, geography and archives - Chandan Mahal

This talk recounts how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society's archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage.

International Geomorphology Week 2021

This week is International Geomorphology Week, with the aim of promoting geomorphology in all its forms and mobilising the international community of geomorphologists to share their work and expertise.