News, announcements and stories from across geography and our work in advancing geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions, public engagement, policy and more.
Applications to speak at our 2019 Microlectures event are now open.
15 August 2018
London’s Brick Lane area is the focus for a new Discovering Britain walk tracing 400 years of Britain’s Bengali community in the East End.
14 August 2018
An important consultation on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 2021 is now open for comment and the Society would value your input to help inform our response.
13 August 2018
As part of our work to highlight the benefits of studying geography at all levels and to promote the wide range of careers that geography can lead to, we hold regular Going Places events for Year 9 and Year 12 students.
10 August 2018
Multimedia journalist and presenter Katie Arnold left for Kyrgyzstan this week to explore water related conflict in the Naryn River basin as part of her Neville Shulman Challenge Award.
8 August 2018
The Society, in partnership with Wiley, have developed and launched a new hub for our academic publications.
6 August 2018
With the start of the new term just around the corner, our Young Geographer membership is the perfect gift to support going back to school
3 August 2018
If you want to better understand our world, a rewarding job that pays well and to help shape the future, then look no further. Report after report tells the same story: choose geography.
2 August 2018
The Society has supported 61 field research projects through its grants programme this year. Almost £200,000 of funding has been awarded to nearly 100 individuals from a range of institutions, and they have travelled to over 45 countries in order to carry out their research.
1 August 2018
Global Asian City, the latest title in the RGS-IBG book series, examines how migration has changed Seoul and South Korea over the last 20 years.
30 July 2018
The Society congratulates geography Professors Catherine Nash, Gill Valentine and Veronica Della Dora on their recent election as British Academy Fellows.
27 July 2018
Dr Melissa Murphy has been awarded the 2018 Gilchrist Fieldwork Award for her research project on High-Arctic rivers.
25 July 2018
The inaugural Earth Photo exhibition is now open in our Pavilion at Lowther Lodge.
23 July 2018
The Migrants on the margins team were planning next steps for the Society’s Field Research Programme earlier this week by holding a writing workshop at the Society.
20 July 2018
The latest title in the RGS-IBG book series, Cryptic Concrete, takes us on a subterranean journey into Cold War West Germany.
18 July 2018
Bradt Travel Guides have chosen Britain for their 'Destination of the Month'.
16 July 2018
Congratulations to the latest nine geography degree programmes to be accredited and approved by the Society’s Council.
13 July 2018
A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity has been chosen for the Society’s inaugural Earth Photo exhibition.
10 July 2018
Prior to his lecture on 17 July at King’s Lynn Festival, we caught up with BBC presenter and author of The Old Man and the Sand Eel, Will Millard.
9 July 2018
If you missed our latest School Member lecture on water security in the 21st century, you can now watch the whole talk online.
6 July 2018
The Slawson Awards are part of the Society’s grants programme, which provides a wide range of funding opportunities for geographical fieldwork, data collection and independent travel.
4 July 2018
The Society's Ambassador programme has recently aligned with the University of Liverpool's student Higher Education Achievement Report.
2 July 2018
The deadlines for our Research Groups' dissertation prizes are coming up soon.
29 June 2018
A book exploring the lives of British migrants in Dubai through their personal relationships has been published in the Society’s book series.
27 June 2018
Congratulations to the latest Chartered Geographers to have been approved by the Society’s Council.
26 June 2018
This Thursday, the Society is hosting Better Mapping Wales in association with the British Cartographic Society and AGI Cymru
25 June 2018
Worldmapper have put together a series of maps highlighting the global distribution of refugees and internally displaced persons.
22 June 2018
Dr Junxi Qian received this year’s Area Prize for his research paper published in the journal Area
21 June 2018
The Society is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement with the Geographical Society of China
20 June 2018
The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.
19 June 2018
Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen has recently returned from her PhD fieldwork in refugee camps across Rwanda and Kenya, where she has been researching the use of renewable energies.
18 June 2018
The Society’s Monday night lectures are one of the most popular benefits for our Fellows and members.
12 June 2018
Dr Ceri Lewis returned this week from the Galapagos Islands where she was researching the impact of macro and micro plastics alongside her team from the University of Exeter.
11 June 2018
With the fieldwork for Migrants on the margins well underway, we focus on the work of PhD student Selina Pasirayi
8 June 2018
The 2018 medal and award recipients were presented with their accolades yesterday to recognise their outstanding contributions to geography.
5 June 2018
At the Society’s Annual General Meeting today, Baroness Chalker will become President for a three year term.
4 June 2018
With exam season well underway we'd like to wish everyone the very best of luck in the geography GCSE and A Level exams.
29 May 2018
Hugh Thomson is on a speaking tour of the UK as part of the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme
21 May 2018
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
18 May 2018
This year's Excellence Awards recipients have been announced.
16 May 2018
The Society's first Rob Potter Award has been awarded to Dr Gemma Sou from the University of Manchester.
14 May 2018
Discovering Britain has received an award from outdoor adventure app Viewranger for outstanding content.
10 May 2018
Six Deputy Heads of Geography are to be appointed for the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) profession.
9 May 2018
A team of researchers from the Society’s Migrants on the margins field research project presented two academic papers at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference.
4 May 2018
This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography, and public engagement.
We are excited to announce a new photography competition, Earth Photo, in partnership with the Forestry Commission England.
3 May 2018
If you’re thinking about applying for Chartered Geographer (CGeog) status, you can now get support through a new series of webinars.
2 May 2018
Jaguar Land Rover have renewed their corporate support of the Society for a further three years, which includes the annual Land Rover Bursary.
1 May 2018
A portrait commissioned by the Society’s Council to mark the retirement of Dr Rita Gardner after almost 22 years as Director has been unveiled.
Two of the Society's educational resources have received awards from the Geographical Association.
30 April 2018
This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award, run by the Society in partnership with BBC Radio 4, is supporting Paralympic champion Karen Darke MBE as she handcycles the course of Australia’s longest river, the Murray.
20 April 2018
The Association for Social Anthropologists (ASA), British Sociological Association (BSA), European Sociological Association (ESA) and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) have today issued a joint statement on the implementation of new data protection legislation in UK academic institutions.
19 April 2018
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is aware that many academic geographers, as UCU members in universities that participate in USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme), are taking strike action over proposed changes to their pension scheme.
5 March 2018
The Society’s Council announced today that Professor Joe Smith will take over as Director on 1 May 2018.
20 February 2018
The Society is delighted to announce a new grant for post-doctoral development research.
9 January 2018
The Society is delighted to support a number of Research and Working Group activities over the coming year.
13 December 2017
Dr Al James’ new RGS-IBG book finds that the provision of working arrangements that meaningfully improve the work-life balance of employees also enhances firms’ competitive advantage.
8 December 2017
The winners of the 2017 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award have been announced.
29 November 2017
The latest Chartered Geographers have been approved by the Society’s Council.
13 November 2017
As our first cohort of 111 Scholars start their training programmes this term, we are delighted to receive approval from the Department for Education for a new round of Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for individuals starting their training in September 2018.
12 October 2017
Following a Monday night lecture on the Society’s amazing film archive, the extensive collection of films is now available for everyone to watch online.
2 October 2017
An international review of physical geography in the UK has declared the discipline’s health and global influence to be excellent.
18 September 2017
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