Celebrating World Land Rover Day

Each year, 30 April marks 'World Land Rover Day' - a celebration of the day in 1948 that the first Land Rover was revealed to the world.

Celebrating the 170th anniversary of the Great Exhibition

This May, the Great Exhibition Road Festival is celebrating 170 years since Hyde Park was transformed for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Life beneath the ice - Dr Huw Griffiths

Dr Griffiths takes us to the fascinating underwater world of the Antarctic where life has even been found beneath the ice in pitch black and far from food sources.

School essay 2021 competition launched

The Society and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our joint School Essay Competition for 2021.

Our contributors have gone off the beaten track in Britain and will share with you their guide on where and when to go, sharing ideas around how we can all travel and live a little more sustainably.

Dreading the Map

As part of the CARICUK research project, an event discussing the original artwork Dreading the Map, which is currently installed in the Society’s Map Room, is taking place on Monday 24 May.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Emily Hayes and Sandra Hayward

This month we caught up with Dr Emily Hayes and Sandra Hayward to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.

Professor Wade Davis tells the story of Colombia, a nation that has not deserved its agonies, a land with the greatest cultural, ecological and biological diversity on the planet.

Earth Photo 2021 competition deadline approaching

The deadline for this year’s Earth Photo competition is fast approaching, with just one week left to submit your entries.

Disaster risk pooling - enabling mutual cross border resilience

The second in the Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group's fireside chat series, bringing together international experts across the risk pooling community.

Geography Directions: a year of COVID-19 commentary

Today marks one year since we launched a call for contributions on COVID-19 on the Society’s research blog, Geography Directions.

Land of the emerald forests - Andy Lester

Tak a tour of Costa Rica’s habitats, which have more species per square metre than anywhere else on Earth. If Costa Rica has achieved this, why can’t the rest of us?

Be Inspired: Shackleton’s ghost writer: are authorship standards always important? - Art Gertel

Using the historical drama of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance voyage and subsequent publications, Art Gertel will juxtapose authorship criteria between popular and scientific/medical literature.

Sarah examines power, politics and offshore renminbi market making in London.

New episodes: 39 ways to save the planet

The first in the next batch of episodes of our partnered BBC Radio 4 series, 39 ways to save the planet, will be broadcast today.

Demand for energy and its production are changing on an epic scale. Join our panel to discuss this trend and what further changes we can expect.

Emma is the first person to run across Africa from Henties Bay, Namibia to Pemba, Mozambique. In this talk, she shares the lessons learned on this and other adventures.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council earlier this week.

Professor Joanna Haigh will outline the scientific evidence for a human influence on climate and discuss pathways to limit the rate of global warming and its disastrous impacts.

Weddell Sea school resources receive Geographical Association Publishers’ Award

We are proud to have received a Highly Commended Award from the 2021 Geographical Association (GA) Publishers’ Awards for our educational resources Discovering the Weddell Sea – Education for Antarctic Conservation.

In memoriam: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We are saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Professor Aileen Stockdale

Aileen Stockdale was a Professor at the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast and a leading researcher in internal migration and rural communities. She was a long standing Fellow of the Society.

Back in 1890, trailblazer Nellie Bly circled the globe faster than anyone ever had - in 72 days. 125 years later, Rosemary followed in her global footsteps and has now written Nellie's biography.

Society reaffirms commitment to addressing inequalities

As geographers, we are acutely aware that where you are born, and to whom, have a great effect upon the opportunities available to you throughout your life.

Research Group climate change competition winners announced

The Society’s Climate Change Research Group have announced the winners of their competition seeking the most effective, original and engaging ways to encourage action on climate change.

Hear from Quintin Lake about his photographic project The Perimeter, and see some of the amazing images that he captured around the coast of Britain on a journey where "each footstep leads to different surprises, beauty and strangeness".

Remapping our lives

This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.

Ordnance Survey extends corporate partnership with Society

Ordnance Survey (OS) and the Society are delighted to have signed an agreement which extends OS’s corporate support of our activities for a further three years.