The Society has been supporting work, expertly led by Chartered Geographers Jon Pickstone and Alistair Edwardes, to gain recognition and professional support for geographers working in Whitehall and across government more generally.
The Society is pleased to report that Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of Profession for Science and Engineering in government, is backing the idea of a Head of Geography who will operate under the umbrella of the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) profession. This proposal has been strongly supported by the working group of geographers in government, chaired by Jon. This group will oversee the selection of a suitable candidate.
This gives geography and geographers formal professional recognition in government and thought is now being given to implementation. It is excellent news for professional geographers and recognition of the contribution that geography makes to analysis, delivery and policy formulation in the public sector. Government geographers look forward to working with other social science, science, technology and engineering professionals within GSE.
[Online and in-person] In this lecture Anita Sethi, author of the acclaimed book I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain explores nature, wildness, walking and what it means to belong.
6 December 2021
[Online] Join the Disaster Risk Mangement Professional Practice Group for the fifth Fireside chat event. Our expert panel will discuss the implications of climate change for evolving disaster risks and disaster risk management.
5 November 2021
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has chosen London’s Brick Lane area as the focus for a new self-guided walk that is free to access online via the Discovering Britain website, and ViewRanger walking app.
14 August 2018
Internet service provider Quickline worked with emapsite, a location services platform, to connect business and communities to super-fast broadband.
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