Why go on a gap year?
Taking time out either before or after starting university is a unique opportunity that will enhance your knowledge and skills before you continue studies or go into work. If you are thinking of studying geography, a gap year can be a particularly enriching method of expanding your interests beyond your studies at school and shaping your perspective and attitudes towards the world as a whole.
What kind of gap year are you looking for?
There are a variety of different style gap year programmes you could pursue. These could include volunteer work, learning a new language or skill, working abroad or alternatively just taking a much needed break. Any of these would be highly beneficial, but if you are considering using your time away to add to your CV or more generally have a beneficial impact on the world, it would be advised to treat your gap year not just as a holiday.
When can I travel?
Before university (3 months).
Gap year pre/post university.
Fieldwork during term time.
Term/year travelling abroad if offered in your university course.
Helpful links if considering a gap year:
The deadline for applications to the Frederick Soddy Schools Award has been extended to Monday 3 February.
24 January 2020
On 29 November 2019, Fellows and members of the Society took part in a special debate in the House of Lords.
16 January 2020
The age of the smart mobile machine is upon us. Paul explores the intersection between artificial intelligence, robots and their environments, and implications for our country and our planet.
13 January 2020
Professor Sylvia Chant was a globally renowned feminist geographer, who shaped the field of international development.
8 January 2020
Our new membership card for 2020 is now available, with some interesting changes.
7 January 2020
Congratulations to all the geographers who were recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours list.
6 January 2020
We are closed completely between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020, inclusive.
18 December 2019
The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Geographies of anticolonialism: political networks across and beyond south India, c.1900-1930, is now available to order online.
13 December 2019
The Society hosted policymakers, researchers and professionals earlier this month, to explore investment solutions to the challenge of financing net-zero.
11 December 2019
Research on microplastics has largely focused on the oceans, but what is the contribution from our rivers? Jamie will explore microplastic contamination in UK river basins and the role of floods in microplastic transport.
9 December 2019
Earlier this year, the Society’s Council approved the formation of a Professional Advisory Group.
6 December 2019
Every year, the Frederick Soddy Schools Award offers grants of between £200 and £600 to teachers leading groups of pupils, from UK and Ireland schools.
4 December 2019
Between 2015 - 2019, award winning photographer Marissa Roth made seven transatlantic crossings on the Queen Mary II, resulting in a poetic photographic study of what it means to cross an ocean.
2 December 2019
To celebrate the Higher Education Research Group becoming the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd), a conference is being held at the University of the West of England in mid-December.
Hear from a range of experts as they discuss evolving climate science, the current policy stance, what the COP25 climate talks hope to achieve, and what you can do.
29 November 2019
Welcome to everyone who is attending the second annual geographers in government conference being held at the Society today.
Last week over 50 secondary geography teachers visited the Society to share their ideas and good practice for teaching geography in the classroom, as part of our annual TeachMeet event.
28 November 2019
In response to Professor Danny Dorling’s comments about geography degrees, the Society has released the following statement.
Our spring events programme is full of topical issues and themes - book now to avoid missing out.
26 November 2019
Every year we support the Society’s 31 Research and Working Groups through the Research Groups grants scheme, and we are delighted to be supporting a range of activities over the coming year.
25 November 2019
Loretta focuses on the challenges of gentrification, including the displacement of people as a result of council estate renewal and the impact that gentrification can have on people. Is regeneration urban renewal or social cleansing?
22 November 2019
We are delighted to announce that our river and coastal fieldwork resources were commended at the 2019 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.
Prior to his lecture at the University of Cumbria later this month, we caught up with Education Manager for Our Planet and a member of the Education Leadership Group for the WWF Global Network, Matt Larsen-Daw, to discuss his highlights of working on the series and the challenges for reaching a sustainable future.
19 November 2019
Marking 200 years since the discovery of land in Antarctica Professor David Vaughan, Jane Rumble OBE, Camilla Nichol and Professor Klaus Dodds will consider Antarctica’s history and its unique status as a continent reserved for peace and science.
18 November 2019
Our next Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September 2020, and the call for sessions, papers and posters is now open.
15 November 2019
As part of our recently relaunched 'Environment and Society Forum' series, in early December we are hosting policymakers, professionals and geographers to explore investment solutions to the challenge of decarbonisation.
14 November 2019
To mark GIS day, we’re sharing the career profiles of geographers from a wide range of sectors who use GIS in their day-to-day role.
13 November 2019
The winners of the 2019 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award were presented with their awards in a ceremony held at the Society on Tuesday 12 November.
Last weekend, the Society welcomed over 350 enthusiastic and dedicated delegates, speakers and exhibitors to Explore 2019.
12 November 2019
‘Young Geographer of the Year’ is a national competition run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to encourage pupils to engage with geographical issues. Each year, the competition receives entries from thousands of pupils from hundreds of schools. This year’s ‘Young Geographer of the Year’ competition was an opportunity for geography pupils to answer the question: ‘Where can geography take you?’
No man’s lands are proliferating in today's turbulent world. Using digital archives and immersive technology, Alasdair, Noam and Elliot explore the stories of places that remain locked behind barbed wire and minefields.
11 November 2019
This month’s issue of Geographical explores the divisive legacy of Captain James Cook.
6 November 2019
"Everything happens somewhere" will be brought to life in this illustrated conversation demonstrating the power of geography to save and transform lives, working through such charities as MapAction and Addressing the Unaddressed.
4 November 2019
Before his UK tour of our regional theatre venues gets underway, we caught up with filmmaker and author Reza Pakravan to discuss his love of travel, his visit to the Sahel and the issue of desertification.
Applications for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for those planning to start their teacher training course in September 2020 are now open.
30 October 2019
International broadcaster Zeinab Badawi and Nick Westcott of the Royal African Society explore how we need to look in unexpected places to discover Africa's contemporary reality.
28 October 2019
From 2020, the Peter Smith Award of £1,000 will be awarded biannually as part of our Geographical Fieldwork Grants.
We caught up with Alikhan Mohideen and Selina Chipo Pasirayi to discuss their research as part of the Migrants on the margins project.
25 October 2019
Our panel examines alternative visions of urban futures, covering planning, sustainability, governance and new technology, they give a sense of how everyday city life is being reimagined by geographers.
24 October 2019
The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition that asked students to discuss whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.
The Nekton team reveal the discoveries from ‘First Descent: Seychelles’ in their bid to help conserve 30% of the Seychelles' vast ocean territory.
21 October 2019
The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum’s 2020 Midterm Conference takes place between 30 April – 1 May and the call for papers is now open.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of five new Editors for two of the Society’s academic journals and the RGS-IBG book series, alongside the appointment of a new Managing Editor for the Society’s academic publications.
16 October 2019
Joanna Lowis was Secretary of the Society’s South Region Committee. She served in a range of international roles for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
15 October 2019
Each November the Society hosts Explore, a weekend for anyone aspiring to undertake original geographical field research, plan a conservation project or travel with a purpose.
14 October 2019
Geography and geographers play an integral role in ensuring that communities reduce the risk of their exposure to natural disasters, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to flooding and drought.
13 October 2019
Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status last month.
9 October 2019
It’s Ada Lovelace Day and we’re sharing some profiles of women working across a wide range of roles – all of whom studied geography at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
8 October 2019
Adam Weymouth tells the story of canoeing 2,000 miles down the Yukon River, investigating how the king salmon's decline is impacting on the many communities and ecosystems that depend on it for survival.
7 October 2019
We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins resources have been awarded the 4-star award, in the Curriculum Impact category, of the Teach Secondary 2019 Awards.
We are delighted to welcome our newest Collaborative Doctoral Award student, Alice Oates, who has started her PhD project exploring the governance of Antarctica.
4 October 2019
The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book is now available to buy from all good bookshops.
3 October 2019
The ubiquitous use of mobile devices means that citizens can gather information like never before. But can what they contribute be geographically valuable?
1 October 2019
Hanifa and Marina share Hanifa's journey to become the first Afghan woman to summit Mt Noshaq (24,580').
30 September 2019
This month’s issue of Geographical features a deep dive into ocean ‘jellification’.
27 September 2019
We are pleased to announce that our new app for schools is now available to download on iOS and Android devices.
25 September 2019
The Brazilian Villas Boas brothers, RGS gold-medallists for remarkable explorations, used their fame to champion indigenous peoples, change attitudes to them, and protect their rainforests.
23 September 2019
With the topic of climate change in the spotlight, the results of a recent online survey, commissioned by the Society and undertaken by YouGov, have revealed that geography GCSE is the most widely recognised subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change.
20 September 2019
Our popular Monday night lecture series kicks off again next week with a diverse range of topics, mixing far-flung travels with scientific rigour, and exploring some of the most topical issues facing society today.
16 September 2019
The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Geopolitics and the event: rethinking Britain’s Iraq war through art, is now available to order online.
13 September 2019
This month's Geographical features a dossier on deforestation.
9 September 2019
After this summer’s successful exam season, the next generation of geographers are currently enrolling on their GCSE and A Level courses.
6 September 2019
The Society has recently responded to two consultations relating to data skills and data use.
4 September 2019
The British Science Festival takes place in Coventry and Warwickshire from 10-13 September, and there will be plenty of sessions looking at topical issues through a geographical lens.
3 September 2019
Every year the House of Lords opens up the chamber and invites people from across the UK to take part in a lively, topical debate. As a partner in this year’s debate, the Society has a limited number of places available for Fellows and members.
2 September 2019
The final day of our Annual International Conference in London concluded on Friday.
31 August 2019
Yesterday we welcomed close to 2,000 delegates from across the world to the first day of this year's Annual International Conference.
29 August 2019
The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients travelled over 6,300 km across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.
27 August 2019
We have launched a new bank of online resources to support those engaged in geographical teaching and learning in higher education.
23 August 2019
Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.
22 August 2019
The Society, working with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), has published a new series of case studies championing and celebrating the critical role of geographical information, technologies and approaches.
21 August 2019
Members of the Migrants on the margins team will be presenting their research in a session at this year’s Annual International Conference.
19 August 2019
Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.
15 August 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.
12 August 2019
This year we are making a concerted effort to raise awareness around the sustainability of our Annual International Conference.
9 August 2019
The Society took over the Forum stage for a day at the Wilderness Festival entertaining and inspiring festival-goers with geography.
7 August 2019
This month's Geographical takes a look at different projects trying to secure the future of our food.
5 August 2019
If you’re a Fellow or member and haven’t yet had a chance to visit our Earth Photo exhibition, why not join us for a member-only introduction on Wednesday 7 August?
2 August 2019
The Migrants on the margins team were at the Hargeisa International Book Fair last week to present their research to the local community.
29 July 2019
We are delighted to be a supporter of the Gender Action Schools Award, an initiative which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes, and ensuring all young people can reach their full potential.
26 July 2019
We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources have been shortlisted for a Teach Secondary Award for curriculum impact.
24 July 2019
Congratulations to all our Teacher Training Scholars who have completed either their first year of teaching or their training as part of our Scholarship programme.
22 July 2019
Fifty years ago today, Commander Neil Armstrong, Col. Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Lt. Col. Michael Collins successfully completed the first mission to land a person on the moon.
20 July 2019
The results of the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.
15 July 2019
Congratulations to the Chartered Geographers who were approved by the Society’s Council in June.
12 July 2019
Today is World Population Day, a UN observance day to raise awareness about how population issues and sustainable development are intertwined.
11 July 2019
Our 2019 Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork.
10 July 2019
Elisabetta Zavoli has won the 2019 Earth Photo competition for her work The Landfill Midwife.
8 July 2019
Professor Laura Hammond presented findings of the Migrants on the margins research team to members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a meeting at the Society last month.
5 July 2019
We caught up with some of the previous winners of the Young Geographer of the Year competition who explained the role the competition played in getting them to where they are now.
3 July 2019
New research published in our journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, has revealed that the US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, producing more greenhouse gas emissions than most medium-sized countries.
2 July 2019
Join our panel as they share their insights into how Bangladesh is now on the path to becoming climate resilient, the lessons that can be learned from this, and where things are headed.
1 July 2019
Our contribution to London Climate Action Week is a joint event with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) to share emerging knowledge on how to tackle climate change globally.
Popular photography magazine Outdoor Photography features our Earth Photo competition and exhibition in their August issue, which is on newsstands now.
28 June 2019
This month's issue of Geographical features a dossier on earthquake prediction.
27 June 2019
We are delighted to have received funding for the third round of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.
26 June 2019
The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients have returned from the field after travelling over 6,300 km to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.
25 June 2019
A parliamentary debate held earlier this week about teaching migration in the school curriculum highlighted the Society’s school resources about this issue.
21 June 2019
Our 2019 Fieldwork Apprentices are heading out into the field to begin their fieldwork.
19 June 2019
To mark Refugee Week, we’ve worked with Professor Heaven Crawley, to produce educational resources for geography teachers at GCSE and A Level.
17 June 2019
Ahead of his regional theatre tour around the UK later this summer, we caught up with author, presenter and Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster, Professor Lewis Dartnell to discuss his new book Origins: how the Earth made us.
14 June 2019
New research, published today in our journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities but can struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational.
13 June 2019
New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities yet some children struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational when compared with traditional learning activities that are associated with the current National Curriculum.
New research, published today in our journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.
11 June 2019
New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.
With over 750 Chartered Geographers now accredited, we caught up with two of our CGeog assessors, Angela Baker and Dr Stephanie Davidson.
10 June 2019
Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.
7 June 2019
We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2018 Excellence Awards, and congratulate the pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in last summer’s geography examinations.
6 June 2019
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2018 geography examinations.
Our academic journals are now being delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.
5 June 2019
Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.
4 June 2019
A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo exhibition which opens on 6 July.
3 June 2019
This month's issue of Geographical features a look at the way in which the Earth's natural geography has shaped human societies throughout history.
31 May 2019
Our panel of experts discuss the various approaches you can take to reduce the impacts of your holidays on the planet and answer the question: what does it mean to travel well?
30 May 2019
The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.
29 May 2019
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.
28 May 2019
New co-editors are being sought for the Society’s book series and two of our academic journals, Area and The Geographical Journal.
24 May 2019
The first Ron Cooke Award has been awarded to Gregory Pearson for his A Level Independent Investigation An investigation into the form and nature of scree slopes on the North side of the Ogwen Valley.
23 May 2019
To mark International Day for Biological Diversity we have made the recording of our recent Monday night lecture Food security: a global challenge available for everyone to watch online until Monday 27 May
22 May 2019
Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.
21 May 2019
RGS-IBG grant recipients, Katie and Karen recount their separate journeys along two rivers; the Murray and the Naryn. Whilst challenging themselves, they discovered the difficulties faced by the people who rely on rivers for their livelihoods.
20 May 2019
The provisional programme for this year’s Annual International Conference is now live.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, Dr Agatha Herman, Dr Thomas Smith and Dr Max Martin.
17 May 2019
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
The latest issues of the Society’s academic journals are now available online.
15 May 2019
Feeding a growing population from finite resources is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Peter explores how we can achieve more sustainable and healthy systems of food production and consumption.
13 May 2019
The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.
This year's Research Group dissertation awards and prizes are now open.
10 May 2019
To mark Geoweek, we have selected a collection of Discovering Britain walks to help you discover the remarkably varied geology of the UK and learn more about our rocky heritage.
8 May 2019
This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.
6 May 2019
This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award recipient, Redzi Bernard, has begun her two week journey travelling through northern Ethiopia to uncover the stories of everyday women.
3 May 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Leyland as a new co-editor for our academic journal Area.
2 May 2019
We have plenty of freely available resources on our website to help you with your revision during exam season.
1 May 2019
The Society is delighted to have been the focus of an episode of Audible’s new podcast series ‘How to outperform: what Britain’s best brands can teach the world’.
30 April 2019
Andy Miller, a heritage consultant specialising in post-conflict environments, gives an overview of ongoing restoration projects in the Old City of Mosul in the aftermath of its occupation by ISIS.
29 April 2019
The current issue of popular photography magazine Photography News features an interview with award-winning photographer and Earth Photo panel chair Marissa Roth, along with our Director, Professor Joe Smith.
Today is World Malaria Day, an international day to raise awareness of malaria as a curable and preventable disease. The Mobile Malaria Project are currently investigating the front line of malaria control in Africa.
25 April 2019
A new section of our website allows teachers to share their ideas on how to inspire students about geography.
24 April 2019
This month's issue of Geographical takes a closer look at child labour in the tobacco industry.
23 April 2019
To mark Earth Day this year, the Society, in partnership with Forestry England, are calling on aspiring and professional photographers alike to submit their images of what a changing forest means to them as part of our Earth Photo competition.
22 April 2019
We are delighted to announce the recent election of two new Research Group Representatives to the Society’s Research and Higher Education (RHE) Committee.
18 April 2019
This year’s Hong Kong Research Grant has been awarded to Marine Roger to support her research assessing seismic hazards along the Chelungpu fault in Taiwan.
17 April 2019
After 25 years in the business, Kate explores how geographers are influencing the digital media industries - using their knowledge of cartography, cultural systems and environmental challenges, to build engaging digital worlds.
15 April 2019
The Migrants on the margins team have presented their findings at a stakeholder meeting with local community groups in Dhaka.
New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) journal Transactions, reveals the emotional impact experienced by the partners and families left behind by mobile workers.
11 April 2019
Congratulations to Dr Peter Martin who has successfully completed his PhD research as part of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards.
10 April 2019
Recently appointed Deputy Head of Geography, Patrick Rickles, is committed to building a geography profession which showcases the wide variety of vibrant and successful careers, and the diverse range of individuals in geography roles.
We have launched a new set of educational resources based on our Field Research Programme, Migrants on the margins.
9 April 2019
With the Earth Photo 2019 competition deadline only one month away, we caught up with competition judge and award-winning photographer Marissa Roth.
8 April 2019
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
5 April 2019
Dr Maria Beger from the University of Leeds has received this year’s Ralph Brown Expedition Award to explore whether subtropical coral reef ecosystems could be a refuge for tropical coral communities.
3 April 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new editorial board members for the Society’s book series.
2 April 2019
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
The Society has responded to the Ofsted consultation on the Draft Education Inspection Framework, which sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision, and registered early years’ settings.
The 2019 Walters Kundert Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Alun Hubbard to investigate the processes of submarine melting and iceberg calving on four of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers.
29 March 2019
Two members of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, presented at the Mobilising Global Voices 2019 conference held at the Houses of Parliament earlier this month.
28 March 2019
On Shifting Foundations: state rescaling, policy experimentation and path-dependency in post-1949 China, by Dr Kean Fan Lim, is the newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series.
27 March 2019
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the successful completion of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition led by Sir Wally Herbert, his daughter will tell the story of the four men who were the first to reach the North Pole on foot at the Monday night lecture on 1 April.
26 March 2019
The Arctic is changing. But how and where is it changing, and why does it matter to those who call it home and those who don't?
25 March 2019
The current Land Rover Bursary recipients have begun their eight week journey.
Today is World Water Day, an annual observance day that highlights the importance of fresh water.
22 March 2019
In the wake of recent strikes by young people across the UK to protest climate change inaction, this month’s issue of Geographical takes a closer look at the growing global youth protestor movement.
21 March 2019
The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
20 March 2019
The Society’s Immediate Past President, Nicholas Crane, is giving the 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture in Newcastle at the end of the month.
19 March 2019
Scientific sensors are typically very expensive, but you can learn how to design and build your own for much less at our workshop on 1 April.
18 March 2019
Living with the tribes of the Sinai, EmmaLucy experiences the Dahiyya – a largely forbidden dance where genders freely interact.
14 March 2019
Focusing on the local and engaging the environmentalists of the future, Taylor realises the role of adventure in our struggle with one of today’s big challenges.
James journeys by foot and canoe along a remote and unvoiced coastline, to discover why the rainforest and its inhabitants are at risk.
A trip to the eastern Mediterranean becomes a journey into action in the face of the ongoing refugee crisis. Tom responds through food. Half a million meals later, he is still serving.
Daniel goes in search of the castaway experience in an archipelago of 99 islands. Without support, and increasingly without water, he finds it.
Alice travels to South Africa to work with the Black Mambas on tactics, self-confidence, and the fear of lions.
With another nationwide climate change strike planned for tomorrow, our Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Steve Brace has highlighted that climate change is a key part of geography.
Drone technology is helping to identify potential malaria hotspots by mapping aquatic mosquito breeding habitats in Zanzibar, thanks to a pilot project funded by our grants programme in 2015.
13 March 2019
Later this month, the Society’s South Committee are welcoming Professors Danny Dorling and Klaus Dodds to Bournemouth for an evening of geopolitics.
12 March 2019
The panel of expert judges for this year’s Earth Photo competition has been announced.
11 March 2019
Today is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re acknowledging the work of female geographers in developing the discipline.
8 March 2019
It's been just over a year since geography was established as a sub-discipline within the Government Science and Engineering Profession - here's an update 12 months on.
7 March 2019
It is National Careers Week, so what better time to remember that if you want to understand our world, help to shape the future, and have a rewarding career that pays well, geography is the subject for you.
6 March 2019
Join us for an evening of inspiration and entertainment as six new generation speakers have just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.
4 March 2019
Brexit! The Urban and Regional Implications is a free workshop which will discuss the potential economic consequences of Brexit for both regions and cities across the UK.
1 March 2019
We are delighted to announce that our Weddell Sea Expedition resources have been selected as a finalist for The Education Resources Awards.
27 February 2019
An incredible photographic exhibition illustrating Shackleton’s exploration of Antarctica and his crew’s epic struggle for survival is now on display at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.
26 February 2019
It’s the time of year when pupils are choosing which subjects to continue studying at both GCSE and A Level and we have a range of resources to encourage them to choose geography.
25 February 2019
Out now, March’s issue of Geographical magazine includes a look at the need for decommissioning the thousands of ageing platforms and equipment used by the offshore oil and gas industry.
22 February 2019
Our Alexander Awards Summer School 2019 is now open for applications.
21 February 2019
The deadline for this year’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships is fast approaching.
20 February 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s scholarly journals are now available online.
19 February 2019
Our Geography Ambassadors are a great way to introduce pupils to the many benefits of studying geography, and where it can lead them in the future.
18 February 2019
The Weddell Sea Expedition has been forced to conclude its search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance.
15 February 2019
This month’s issue of Sidetracked magazine features a foreword from Society Director Professor Joe Smith.
14 February 2019
We’re excited to announce this year’s Earth Photo competition is now open for entries.
13 February 2019
With London Fashion Week fast approaching, join us for a discussion about the impact of the fashion industry on our planet and what we can all do about it.
12 February 2019
Based on a research project looking at extreme weather events in the past, present and future, we have put together a series of resources to help students learn about extreme weather.
11 February 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Society is now a partner of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme.
8 February 2019
For James Aldred and Johnathan Drori, trees are an integral part of their lives. Join us for an evening where they share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees.
7 February 2019
Congratulations to Dr John Shears FRGS, who has been awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding achievement and service in the field of polar research.
6 February 2019
The final of the BBC’s ICONS: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century will be broadcast live at 9.00pm tonight.
5 February 2019