Earlier this year, Rhiannon Adam travelled to the remote British territory of Pitcairn as the recipient of the 2015 Journey of a Lifetime Award, awarded by the Society in association with BBC Radio 4.
Pitcairn is a tiny volcanic outcrop in the South Pacific Ocean, lying roughly halfway between Chile and New Zealand, and is one of the remotest inhabited places on the planet. Settled in 1790 by mutineers from HMS Bounty, the island has a population of just 50 people and is only accessible by sea. Rhiannon spent three months living with the islanders, gaining a unique understanding of this isolated community, and recorded her experiences for a radio documentary. Her remarkable story will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 19 October at 11.00am.
The Journey of a Lifetime Award offers a grant of £5,000 to make an original and inspiring journey and the chance to record the stories and sounds you encounter for a BBC Radio 4 documentary.
Established in 2001, the award aims to support informed and responsible travel and to discover new radio talent. Previous recipients of the Award have reported on conservation in the rainforests of Sierra Leone and Liberia, ridden with the gauchos of Argentina, and documented sea-level rise in the remote islands of Papua New Guinea.
The application deadline for the 2016 Award is 28 October 2015.
Six Deputy Heads of Geography are to be appointed for the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) profession.
9 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.
4 May 2018
2017 medals and awards presented
Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Lindsey Hilsum were presented with the Society’s two Royal Medals at an awards ceremony yesterday evening. These are part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.
6 June 2017
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