Membership unlocks inspiring conversations, vital resources, valuable expertise, and a network of people with a passion for our planet’s people, places and environments.
Our Fellowship and Membership categories offer tailored benefits to suit your needs whether you’re studying, using geography in your career, or simply have an interest in geography.
Visit the Society in person or access our extensive online resources for inspiration and support. Take advantage of our Monday night lectures programme to discover fascinating stories about our planet and keep up to date the latest news and opportunities with regular emails.
Fellows are connected and supported across a wide range of professional backgrounds.
Associate Fellowship is for you if you are a postgraduate or are within five years of graduating from your first degree.
Society Membership is for anyone who wishes to be inspired by and stay informed about our planet, its people and environments.
Student Membership is ideal for students who have a keen interest in geography.
Get access to the full range of our award-winning teaching resources with School Membership.
You can now support the next generation of geographers by sponsoring a school of your choosing.
Membership of the Society is the perfect gift for anyone who is inspired by our planet and wants to stay informed about its people, places and environments.
Corporate membership offers a range of benefits and an opportunity to work with a unique organisation and the leading world centre for geography.
If it has been more than six months since your membership lapsed then please submit a rejoin form to update your information.
Why become a member
Our Fellows and Members are supported throughout their geographical journeys to:
- Connect with communities of like-minded people
- Be inspired with opportunities for lifelong learning
- Gain professional recognition
- Advocate for and develop their field
- Discover more about the world with resources and inspiration for travel and expeditions
- Contribute to the wider charitable work of the Society and support the next generation of geographers
For me geography is more than my day-to-day job, it's a passion that drives me to discover something new, to see the world through a different lens. Becoming a member of the Society seemed like a natural home for me and my own professional ambitions. Being a Fellow and CGeog has helped me in a number of ways: it has provided excellent networking opportunities; it has better connected me to the society and its purpose; has provided a very valuable framework as a manager.
Associate Fellow (Postgraduate)
North West England
I became a Member of the Society while studying my undergraduate degree in London to attend the Monday night lecture series. The quality of the Monday Night Lectures has kept me renewing my membership ever since. While the topics may vary widely, the quality of the speakers and subjects presented on is always extremely high and I feel privileged to have heard in person from so many fantastic presenters over the years.
The RGS is a wonderful institution and community to learn and engage with so many of the natural, geographical and human issues of our time.
A membership to the RGS is something that has allowed me to grow as a student of geography and as a citizen of the world.
South East England
Membership in the Royal Geographical Society has been one of the most supportive, rewarding, and interesting associations I have enjoyed professionally and personally. Supportive in that, as an archaeologist I value collaborative research, especially with geographers. I also have had generous access to a rich trove of well curated and securely archived materials that have allowed me to pursue an ancillary interest as a biographer of one of the Society's early personalities. Rewarding and interesting because it has introduced me to individuals with interests in many fields and informed me of research and travel carried out in parts of the world I care to learn more about. The RGS functions successfully as an inclusive, expansive organization with a significant global reach worthy of continued support.
I have enjoyed been involved with the RGS for over 15 years. From when they came to visit our geography year at University to be introduced to the society, and now being a CGeog (GIS) for more years than I can count! I have really enjoyed the chartership scheme, I really enjoy learning and you can lose this once you start in the professional world. The CGeog scheme has kept me motivated to keep adding to my skills, learn more about GIS software and what others in my field are doing. As a London local going to the Monday night lectures at the Society is a treat too, a beautiful building in a great location, and always so much to learn from the lecturers and those I meet.