Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Society's events programme is moving online where possible. Search the listings below for our online events including Monday night lectures and teacher CPD sessions.
Please check back regularly as we develop our programme and add more online events.
[Online] If you are already eligible for Chartered Geographer but haven't found the time to complete your application, join our five-week accelerator to focus your efforts in preparing your application portfolio.
3 July 2020
[Cancelled] The Great Exhibition Road Festival returns for a celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration.
[Cancelled] Join Rhys Gwynn for a botanical stroll amongst the wildflower-rich meadows of south Dolgellau.
5 July 2020
[Online] Isabella tells the story of a daring rewilding experiment at Knepp Estate in West Sussex, showing how a wilder countryside can benefit farming, nature and us.
6 July 2020
[Online] Join the Society's South Region committee for an evening of geographical trivia. Bring your own refreshments and enthusiasm!
7 July 2020
[Cancelled] 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.
[Online] Bridging the gap between understanding climate change and "extreme" weather using case studies, and exploring the theory of the atmosphere.
8 July 2020
[Cancelled] Run in conjunction with the Historical Association, this participatory day course will support you in planning primary History and Geography in ways that strengthen links between the subjects and amplify learning.
[Postponed until 2021] A comedy lecture about how we cope with climate change and what we can do about it, from the environmental researcher and comedian, Dr Matt Winning.
[Cancelled] The panel will discuss the twin imperatives to tackle urban air quality and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in our urban areas.
9 July 2020
[Cancelled] Morning talk focuses on Tavistock's role as a gateway to a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, and development of Bedford Cottages and canal. Followed by an afternoon guided walk of the area.
The Tees was once a source of industry powering the people and fortunes of this area. Discover the hidden histories and find out how people have used and exploited it over time.
12 July 2020
RGS-IBG grant recipients, Katie and Karen recount their separate journeys along two rivers; the Murray and the Naryn. Whilst challenging themselves, they discovered the difficulties faced by the people who rely on rivers for their livelihoods.
13 July 2020
[Online] Chartered Geographer is the Society's professional accreditation for those using their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace. Join this webinar to learn more about the benefits of becoming Chartered.
16 July 2020
[Online] After 25 years in the business, Kate explores how geographers are influencing the digital media industries - using their knowledge of cartography, cultural systems and environmental challenges, to build engaging digital worlds.
20 July 2020
[Cancelled] Archivist Eugene Rae selects unique polar artefacts from the RGS-IBG Collections.
22 July 2020
[Cancelled] Walk around the estate of the Grade 1 listed Kingsweston House (currently being restored) opening up new vistas. Picnic or café lunch and then onward to the adjacent Blaise Castle Estate, a SSSI and Roman Road.
25 July 2020
[Online] Marking 200 years since the discovery of land in Antarctica the three speakers will consider Antarctica’s history and its unique status as a continent reserved for peace and science.
27 July 2020
[Online] Paris Agreement goals cannot be achieved without active removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This talk presents some of the new technologies that are emerging for CO2 removal.
30 July 2020
[Cancelled] The Society has curated a programme of talks that take you to places across the world from Cornbury Park.
[Online] On this beautiful orb, we have reached the point in our collective journey where geographical knowledge is the best guarantor of our future. Nicholas makes the case for the great age of geography.
3 August 2020
Join Tim Foster and the Wainwright Society for this ascent and circuit of Clough Head,
8 August 2020
[Online] Seaside pleasure piers are unique heritage assets and flagship tourism attractions at Britain’s coastal resorts, but piers are increasingly under threat.
11 August 2020
Topped with its weird and wonderful limestone pavement, Malham Cove is one of the most impressive natural features in Yorkshire, so let's delve a little deeper into this wondrous landscape.
23 August 2020
17 September 2020
[Online] Hear first hand from colleagues about their experiences of an Ofsted Deep Dive into Geography. You will have a chance to hear about what the Deep Dive can involve, and ask questions to colleagues who have been through the process.
22 September 2020
[Postponed until 19 October 2020] Now in its fourth year, the Spatial Data Science Conference is the leading event bringing together Data Scientists and Developers who specialize in working with spatial data.
23 September 2020
[Online] Now in its fourth year, the Spatial Data Science Conference is the leading event bringing together Data Scientists and Developers who specialize in working with spatial data.
19 October 2020
Essential training for new EVCs responsible for the policies and practice around risk management for out-of-school visits.
24 November 2020
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.
This course gives trained EVC’s at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with EVCs.
25 November 2020
This half-day, scenario-based course is for school EVCs and senior management. It is intended to meet the needs of staff who may have a role to play during a visit emergency.
26 November 2020
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.
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