The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is a vibrant and active community of 16,000 geographers. With Fellows and members from some 100 countries, membership is the lifeblood of the Society.
As a Fellow or member of the Society, you contribute to the health of geography as a discipline and strengthen the Society’s influence as a charity, professional body, and learned society. You are also part of a wide reaching community with beneficiaries across education, research, scientific expeditions, policy, and public audiences.
Here are five ways to make the most of your membership:
Stay local: The society has a flourishing regional events programme with nine regional committees across England, Northern Ireland and Wales organising a range of lectures, debates and field trips. Visit What’s On to discover events taking place near you.
Be informed: Receive all or a selection of the Society’s publications including Geographical magazine and the academic journals Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, The Geographical Journal, WIREs Climate Change, and Geo.
Hear experts: The Society’s popular Monday night lectures feature renowned speakers and enlightening topics. The lectures are also available to watch online in the comfort of your home.
Visit the Society: Visit the Society Members’ Room and Foyle Reading Room, for access to our library of maps, books, and guides, all housed in our unrivalled and historic Collections.
Great discounts: The Society offers third party discounts at Cotswold Outdoor and Stanfords. Simply show your membership card to receive discounts in store, or visit Members’ Area of the website for online discount codes and the full list of discounts offered.
This month’s issue of Sidetracked magazine features a foreword from Society Director Professor Joe Smith.
14 February 2019
The Society is delighted to announce that our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships programme has received additional funding from the Department of Education.
27 September 2018
Seeking adventure and stories to inspire young people, Sarah set out from London in 2011 to circle the northern hemisphere – travelling 25,000 miles – using a rowing boat, a bike and a kayak.
13 February 2017
In 2015 Fearghal climbed, hitched and paddled across the Bolivian Altiplano. Fearghal examines this journey making a passionate case for why experience is essential to understanding the world.
16 March 2016
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