Observed on paper

Facsimiles of Drawings and Watercolours from the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 

Participatory Geographies Research Group away weekend

A weekend of comradery, conversation and coproduction.

Veolia energy recovery facility - field visit

A walking tour of Veolia’s state-of-the-art recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF).

Responsible travel

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the various approaches you can take and answer the question: what does it mean to travel well?

Antarctica and climate change – Professor Michael Hambrey

Professor Mike Hambrey will explore the evidence of climate change in Antarctica since its great ice sheet developed, drawing on geological evidence and ice core data.

Annual reception

Join us to celebrate another sucessful year for the Society.

Off-site safety management

A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

 

Trash talk: what a load of rubbish!

POSTONED: Themed presentation and networking evening taking a positive look at waste and recycling – what opportunities could reducing waste generate?
 

Off site safety management - training the trainers

A one-day course for trainers with relevant previous experience in managing a wide range of visits in the UK and overseas who wish to deliver the Off-site safety management course to their own groups.
 

How river catchments respond to rainfall – Dr James Cooper

Dr James Cooper provides an overview of how we monitor and predict catchment response, and analyses why catchments respond in different ways to storm events.

On horseback round the Lake District - Clare Dyson

A long-held dream, a brave pony, a loyal dog, rolling fells, crystal clear rivers, lush woodlands, wild camping, lovely people, high mountain tops and rocky mountain passes... all in the UK Lake District.

Parliament for researchers

An interactive workshop, led by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Knowledge Exchange team, offering an overview of the UK Parliament and practical ways for academic geographers to engage, influence policy and develop impact with the institution.

London Curriculum Late

Come and be inspired with new ideas for teaching at an event for primary and secondary school teachers at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Regional Going Places with Geography (Year 9)

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject through a series of interactive sessions at the Ordnance Survey Headquarters.

Castles in the air: guided walk – Terry Fones

Terry Fones leads this 7.5 mile Discovering Britain walk around Alport Dale in the Dark Peak. See the tottering towers and eroded rock faces of Alport Castles, the largest landslip in Britain. 

EVC update workshop- June

This course gives EVCs at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with other EVCs.

Lessons from a dark winter in the High Arctic - Alex Hibbert

Alex Hibbert is a world record holding polar traveller who has skied further on an unsupported Arctic journey than anyone in history. 

ArcGIS CPD at Penwortham Girls' High School

A full day of ArcGIS training for teachers. 

Primary teacher CPD - strengthening geography in the primary phase

This CPD day for primary teachers will look at high-quality geography, good practice, fieldwork and model making.

An encounter with nature at Hengistbury Head - Brian Heppenstall

In this guided walk you will learn about habitat and wildlife conservation and appreciate the contact with European protected species. 

Teignmouth: not just another tourist resort – Pat Wilson

An opportunity to follow another RGS-IBG Discovering Britain walk with its writer.

ENRGHI conference 2019

A supportive and friendly event for PhD students and early career researchers to present their work, meet others and gain valuable research skills, organised by Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group.

ArcGIS workshop - in partnership with Esri UK

This CPD day for teachers will include a number of sessions exploring the use of ArcGIS in the classroom.

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
 

New insights to the British ice sheet – Professor Rich Chiverrell

This talk examines the pace of retreat of the whole ice sheet, focusing on past environments in northwest England in order to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics up to 28,000 years ago.
 

Raising achievement in GCSE history and geography

This event will provide support and ideas for history and geography teachers by addressing strategies for gaining confidence at GCSE, including supporting less able students, exam literacy and avoiding overteaching

Birmingham University Teacher Event - Explore Geography

This event is a collaboration between GEES and the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. The day is structured around a series of subject knowledge updates and resource packs for A Level geography teaching.

Mousehold Heath Earth Heritage Trail – Tim Holt-Wilson

Explore the fascinating geodiversity of this county wildlife site, the processes which have shaped it over time and its history of mineral extraction.

ArcGIS CPD at Bilborough College

A full day of ArcGIS Online training for teachers. 

School Member Lecture: The Sustainable Development Goals: ambition or fantasy? – Linden Edgell

Linden considers whether the Sustainable Development Goals offer a realistic roadmap for the future of our planet. Are they a unifying call or a random wish list and what does it mean for each of us?

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Society will collaborate with 19 neighbours across the Albertopolis, including some of the world’s most iconic museums and institutions, to create a unique festival fusing art, science, technology and curiosity. 

Climate change challenges: lessons from Bangladesh

Join our panel during London Climate Action Week as they share their insights into how Bangladesh is now on the path to becoming climate resilient, the lessons that can be learned from this and where things are headed. Image credit: Tasfiq Mahmood

Digital Geographies Research Group Symposium

DGRG annual symposium ‘Geographies of Gaming and VR’.

Teaching A Level Geography Workshop

A full-day CPD workshop to share best practice on the A Level geography syllabus connecting through to geography degree provision, featuring approaches, cases studies and research methods.        

 

               

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Going Places with Geography Year 12 Conference

A day of informative sessions for Year 12 pupils who are considering geography as a career option to find out more about where studying geography can lead.

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

How to make a just food future: alternative foodways for a changing world

A friendly and interdisciplinary event for academics, practitioners and policymakers to imagine socially just food futures and reflect on the personal and collective pathways required to reach them. Organised by the Food Geographies Working Group.

Dawn scything – demonstration event

Bring your scyth and join experienced mowers to help cut the wildflower meadow.

Springwatch unwrapped – Gillian Burke

Gillian takes us behind-the-scenes on one of the nation's favourite wildlife shows, to discover Britain's natural spectacles, hidden gems, and surprising oases of hope.

The Lost City of Gold - annual garden party

Annual garden party organised by the Younger Members' Committee.

Mining heritage project: Tamar Valley – John Page

Another opportunity to visit the sites which are the subject of the Mining Heritage Project, started in 2007.
 

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
 

Origins: how the Earth made us – Professor Lewis Dartnell

When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

Mountain treasures from the RGS-IBG and Mountain Heritage archives - Eugene Rae

Archivist Eugene Rae will select some unique artefacts from the Society's Collections and will be joined by one of the Mountain Heritage Trust curators.

A walk through contrasting landscapes - Professor Kathryn Monk

A short walk from the marshy remnant of the Somerset Levels, up to Repton's 18th century landscaped Blaise Castle Estate, and its secret garden.

Wilderness Festival

Join us for a day of talks, debates, and conversations exploring how and why we see planet Earth the way we do.

Treasure from dust: the geology of John Ruskin

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new permanent display about Ruskin's geology, with a talk by the exhibition curator.

Summer drinks reception

Summer drinks reception with open garden visit at Hutton in the Forest.
 

Annual International Conference 2019

The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.

Fieldwork skills for GCSE and A Level geography teachers

A weekend course for teachers  to improve their skills in providing high quality ‘first hand’ outdoor fieldwork and focusing on preparing students for the non-examined assessment (NEA) component of A Level geography.

The British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting 2019

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) will be held at the University of Sheffield.

Subject knowledge update: Borders, Brexit and Trump

Dr Simon Oakes will present a workshop for A Level teachers.

Isaac Newton and The Haven-Finding Art - Professor Simon Schaffer

Join us for the annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture by Professor Simon Schaffer. 

Off-site safety management

A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

Educational visits coordinator training

A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.

EVC update workshop- December

This course gives EVCs at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with other EVCs.