The latest updates from the Migrants on the margins project.
26 September 2022
We are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.
8 September 2022
Day three of conference saw another full day of sessions, taking place across Newcastle University and online, as well as fieldtrips and exhibitions.
1 September 2022
The Society’s Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group (DRM PPG) interviewed professionals working in disaster risk management about the role of geography in their work and careers.
19 August 2022
Find out more about our new teaching and learning resources, exploring Crossrail and how to use audio recording in teaching.
8 August 2022
We spoke to Ness Award recipient, Lemn Sissay, about the importance of poetry and language, and how his work speaks to geographical themes.
17 June 2022
This summer multi-Emmy and Bafta winning wildlife cameraman Toby Strong is touring the UK as part of the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme with a talk full of passion, humour, and heart.
27 April 2022
The Society is pleased to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week, an annual celebration of the contribution National Lottery players make every week in support of good cause projects, just like ours.
18 March 2022
The Society is delighted to be working with geographers leading UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded projects, to further our understanding of human influence on river basin functioning.
9 March 2022
This spring, Society Fellow, reporter and presenter, Tom Heap, is extending the UK tour of his talk exploring 39 ideas that could address climate change.
1 March 2022
The Society is excited to announce the 2022 Earth Photo competition is open for entries.
10 February 2022
Application deadlines for many of the Society’s grants supporting fieldwork and research by undergraduate, masters and PhD students; teachers and schools; and early career and established researchers are fast approaching.
12 January 2022
Over the past few months, the Society’s seven current PhD students have continued to carry out their research on the Collections, as well as several associated activities related to their projects.
16 November 2021
Sunday 26 September is National Get Outside Day – an opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors and inspire the nation to get outside more often.
24 September 2021
The final day of the conference was another action-packed day, with a further 214 sessions across 35 stages.
3 September 2021
Today we welcomed delegates to the first day of this year’s Annual International Conference.
31 August 2021
Congratulations to our Fellows who were recently awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council.
4 August 2021
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
1 April 2021
Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day, and we’d like your help to celebrate!
4 March 2021
We are closed completely between Thursday 24 December 2020 and Friday 1 January 2021, inclusive.
21 December 2020
We are delighted to announce our plans for our 2021 Annual International Conference which will take place from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021.
4 December 2020
Every year our medals and awards recognise geographers who have made a significant contribution to geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policymaking and public engagement.
20 November 2020
To mark London Climate Action Week, we’ve collated a list of five lectures and talks that you must watch this week.
16 November 2020
We are delighted to be partnering with the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) on their virtual conference, which is taking place online this week.
15 September 2020
We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for AHRC collaborative doctoral projects to start in autumn 2021 is now open.
4 September 2020
This year the Society's Research Groups will be holding their AGMs online.
29 July 2020
The results of the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS), published on 15 July, once again paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.
21 July 2020
The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Home SOS: Gender, Violence, and Survival in Crisis Ordinary Cambodia, is now available to order online.
8 July 2020
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
14 April 2020
Today is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re acknowledging the diversity of field research that some of our inspirational female grant recipients have undertaken in a range of countries over the past year.
8 March 2020
Geovisualisations is a new series of images and articles that explore the power of maps and geographical data visualisations for telling stories about our world.
4 March 2020
Recipient of the 2019 Neville Shulman Challenge Award, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, will be sharing tales from her travels to the remote Nagalands of India and Myanmar in an episode of Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4.
28 February 2020
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
In response to Professor Danny Dorling’s comments about geography degrees, the Society has released the following statement.
28 November 2019
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
This month’s issue of Geographical explores the divisive legacy of Captain James Cook.
6 November 2019
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
The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum’s 2020 Midterm Conference takes place between 30 April – 1 May and the call for papers is now open.
21 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
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
This month’s issue of Geographical features a deep dive into ocean ‘jellification’.
27 September 2019
Research on soil ecology, fertility apps and climate change influencers was presented at our conference yesterday.
30 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
The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.
12 August 2019
Our 2019 Fieldwork Apprentices are heading out into the field to begin their fieldwork.
19 June 2019
Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.
4 June 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
The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.
13 May 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
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
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
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
We’re excited to announce this year’s Earth Photo competition is now open for entries.
13 February 2019
Our Director Professor Joe Smith discusses his plans to take the Society forward over the coming years in an episode of ‘Direct Talk’, aired by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK World.
1 February 2019
December has seen climate change frequently hitting the headlines as 23,000 delegates from 197 states participated in the 24th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
21 December 2018
Before his ‘In conversation’ event in Belfast later this week, we caught up with former journalist Ed Gorman to discuss his book Death of a Translator, his experiences in Afghanistan and the impact of conflict.
4 December 2018
Our newest cohort of Geography Ambassadors begin their training over the coming weeks in preparation for their first school visits.
19 November 2018
Postgraduate Fellowship is the perfect opportunity to help postgraduate students connect with the wider geographical research community.
1 October 2018
New co-editors are being sought for three of the Society’s journals: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, and Geo: Geography and Environment.
25 September 2018
Ruben Salgado Escudero has won the inaugural Earth Photo competition for his work Solar Portraits, which depicts the inhabitants of some of the world’s remotest areas experiencing electricity for the first time.
12 September 2018
The Society, in collaboration with Esri UK and the four exam boards AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas, has sent a letter of encouragement to schools across the country to sign up to a free subscription of ArcGIS Online.
7 September 2018
An important consultation on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 2021 is now open for comment and the Society would value your input to help inform our response.
13 August 2018
Discovering Britain has received an award from outdoor adventure app Viewranger for outstanding content.
10 May 2018
7% increase in GCSE candidates – second only to Additional Science (for subjects with entry greater than 100,000)
Number of students studying geography GCSE increases for fifth consecutive year, with 15,958 more candidates sitting an exam than in 2015.
25 August 2016
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