Our events will enrich your knowledge of the world's people, places and environments.
This spring we welcome multi-award-winning poet Simon Armitage to the Society in conversation with Martine Croxall.
22 March 2018
By the Aga Khan Foundation with photographs by Christopher Wilton-Steer.
23 March 2018
In her last lecture as Director, Rita draws on her physical geography background and experience of leading the Society to explore the place of the discipline in a rapidly changing world at home and abroad.
26 March 2018
Stuart Laing traces the adventurous life of Tippu Tip, an ivory trader in late 19th century East Africa, who assisted Western explorers and also became pivotal in Arab-European confrontation during the Scramble for Africa.
9 April 2018
An illustrated talk that weaves together stories of the people, the landscapes and the issues facing Mongolia. Karina draws on her16 years’ experience of exploring and working in Mongolia.
Pre-bookable supper follows this lecture (book by noon on Friday 6 April).
Orla shares stories from her four-year journey, producing two episodes of Blue Planet II, about the little-known deep sea and the future of our oceans.
16 April 2018
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?
24 April 2018
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.
26 April 2018
John Thomson’s connection with The Royal Geographical Society spanned fifty-five years.
30 April 2018
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.
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.
14 May 2018
Subject Knowledge Update: Globalisation
A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.
15 May 2018
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.
17 May 2018
An exploration of some long-hidden stories, letters, maps and photographs about men, guns and sand.
21 May 2018
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.
22 May 2018
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.
23 May 2018
A work of science communication through the arts, celebrating the human curiosity and creativity intrinsic to art and science.
30 May 2018
Join us to celebrate another sucessful year for the Society.
4 June 2018
A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.
5 June 2018
This course gives EVCs at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with other EVCs.
7 June 2018
This two-day course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.
12 June 2018
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.
14 June 2018
Join us for an evening to celebrate all things Nordic, including the long summer nights.
22 June 2018
An opportunity for A Level students to attend one of the Society's prestigious lectures. This lecture is open to School Members only.
4 July 2018
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.
4 December 2018
5 December 2018
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