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.
We are pleased to announce that nominations for positions on the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Committee 2020-2021 are now open.
5 May 2020
We held a physical geography fieldwork day for teachers to support the better use of local sites for fieldwork and strengthen local teacher networks.
16 May 2019
Explore South West is the perfect opportunity to learn from scientists and explorers who are undertaking field research and scientific expeditions that make a real difference to the world.
17 December 2018
Our prestigious medals and awards recognise excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement.
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