The artisans of al-Darb al-Ahmar: life and work in historic Cairo

By the Aga Khan Foundation with photographs by Christopher Wilton-Steer.

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?

Tyneside Geographical Lecture - Dr Rita Gardner

Rita has led RGS-IBG through a period of substantial development. As she prepares to retire from the Society, she will reflect on Geography’s place in the world. Joint event with Newcastle University.

Future of Indonesia’s forests - Tom Owen Edmunds

Tom describes the work of the UK Climate Change Unit to support Indonesian government initiatives to address climate change.

Custodians of a sunburnt country: Conservation partnerships in the Australian Outback

A series of striking images of Australian nature, with a focus on the unique conservation partnership between Bush Heritage Australia and Aboriginal people, the traditional owners of the land. 

Be Inspired: Through the lens of John Thomson

John Thomson’s connection with The Royal Geographical Society spanned fifty-five years.

On View: Oceans of enlightenment

From Cook and Lapérouse to Fitzroy and Dumont d’Urville, a look at the great scientific voyages of the 18th and 19th centuries through the splendidly illustrated folios and elephant folios in our Collections. 
 

Expedition Medicine Training

A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.

Anita Rani in conversation

From fronting global documentaries such as My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947, to jumping into a pair of muddy wellies on Countryfile, it’s hard to turn on the TV without seeing her. 

Be Inspired: Popski and Bagnold - desert and war

An exploration of some long-hidden stories, letters, maps and photographs about men, guns and sand. 
 

Camera trapping workshop

A one day workshop looking at the range of studies which may benefit from camera trapping and how to set up a systematic survey in the field.

Taiwan: Discovering Places

With a dazzling display of spring cherry blossoms, some of the best food in Asia and its lush mountainous island setting, Taiwan is Asia’s best-kept secret.

Space for Nature by Rudolf Williams

A work of science communication through the arts, celebrating the human curiosity and creativity intrinsic to art and science. 

Annual Reception

Join us to celebrate another sucessful year for the Society. 

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.
 

Educational Visits Coordinator update

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

Off-site safety management

This two-day course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

OSSM training the trainer

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.

Midsummer garden party

Join us for an evening to celebrate all things Nordic, including the long summer nights. 

Subject knowledge update: Geology in the A Level curriculum

Geology in the A Level geography curriculum training day for teachers.



 

Going Places With Geography Year 12 Conference 2018

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.

School Member lecture: Water security

An opportunity for A Level students to attend one of the Society's prestigious lectures. This lecture is open to School Members only.

 

Subject knowledge update: GIS training day

GIS training day for geography teachers interested in using ArcGIS Online and smartphones for collecting GIS data for A Level independent investigations.

 

Subject knowledge update: Water in a changing world

A water and carbon training event for geography teachers to support those interested in developing resources for the new A Level specification.

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018 (28-31 August 2018)

The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,500 delegates from around the world.

Off-site safety management

This two-day course, on 4 and 5 December, 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.
 

Educational Visits Coordinator Update Training

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