Our prestigious medals and awards recognise excellence in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policy, and public engagement. They are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions.
Today, the Society's Gold Medals are among the highest international accolades and are awarded for the encouragement and promotion of geography, science and discovery.
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[In-person and online] Clive’s lecture will offer personal, cultural and historical perspectives on volcanoes, touching on their diverse activity, means of monitoring, and the societal impacts of Earth’s largest eruptions.
21 March 2022
A discussion with the writer Joanna Kafarowski about her book, The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame. A Life of Louise Arner Boyd.
18 November 2021
Tim Nutbeam explains the extreme logistical and psychological challenges he and his team overcame to rescue a team member who suffered severe internal bleeding at the remote Halley Research Station in Antarctica.
22 September 2021
In 1969 four men successfully completed the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean, led by Sir Wally Herbert. On the 50th anniversary of this exceptional achievement, Kari tells their story.
1 April 2019
Declining retail poses fundamental questions to the future of places where we live, work and socialise. How have these places been managed so far - and how can geographers envisage brighter futures for their development?
24 January 2018
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