Geography teaches the next generation about climate change

With the topic of climate change in the spotlight, the results of a recent online survey, commissioned by the Society and undertaken by YouGov, have revealed that geography GCSE is the most widely recognised subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change.

Professor Michael Bradford (1944–2019)

Professor Michael Bradford was head of the geography department at the University of Manchester and an inspiring teacher. He promoted the teaching of geography on a wide scale, and was president of the Geographical Association. 

Professor Claire Dwyer (1964 - 2019)

Professor Claire Dwyer was a senior lecturer in geography at UCL. She made significant contributions to many fields in social geography, particularly those related to feminism and religion.

Professor Ronan Paddison (1945 - 2019)

Professor Ronan Paddison was Head of Department at the University of Glasgow, with a passion for urban geography.  He helped found the journals Urban Studies and Space and Polity. 

Choose geography to understand climate change

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), geography GCSE is widely recognised as the subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change. It also reveals that young adults are more likely to agree that studying geography can help you learn about climate change (82% of 18-24 year olds), compared with older generations (72% of 55+ year olds).

Monday night lectures return

Our popular Monday night lecture series kicks off again next week with a diverse range of topics, mixing far-flung travels with scientific rigour, and exploring some of the most topical issues facing society today.