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Fellowship offers a platform for those from a wide range of professional backgrounds to gain professional recognition, grow networks and expand their knowledge.

Benefits of Fellowship:

Stay informed and expand your interests

Connect with the community

Access the building and our resources

Gain professional recognition

  • Make an application for Chartered Geographer accreditation.

  • Use the post-nominal FRGS in your title.

Unlock member discounts

  • Access the Foyle Reading Room free of charge, including the library.
  • Access free and reduced rate tickets for conferences, CPD, seminars and events across the UK (including our Annual International Conference and the Explore symposium).
  • Save with discounts at Cotswold Outdoor (including Runners Need and Snow+Rock), Stanfords and Wiley.
  • Publish in Geo, the Society’s open access journal, for less.

  • Hire our venue for less.

Support the Society

  • Influence the Society's future by electing and voting for Council.
  • Help the Society advance the discipline, empower geographers and reach new audiences.

Am I eligible?

Application for Fellowship is open to anyone, who can demonstrate either:

  • A sufficient involvement in geography or allied subject through training, professional work, research, publications or other work of a similar nature.


  • Five years continuous commitment to the Society as a Member.

Join today

One year's Fellowship is just £136 (with a one-off joining fee of £30).

How to apply

By email: Download and complete the application form below, and send via email to

By post: Download and complete the application form below, and post it with your payment and CV addressed to: Membership Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.

Information before you apply

  • A breakdown of subscription options for the journals and Geographical magazine can be found in the application form.
  • Life Fellowship is also available with price on application.
  • Please note Fellowship is not available to purchase as a gift and must be completed by the individual applying .
  • If you do not know another Fellow to propose your application, a Fellow from within the Society can act as a proposer when your application is accompanied by a covering statement and a CV.
  • Our Fellows come from a diverse mix of career and academic backgrounds, if you use, or have used, geographic skills or knowledge extensively in the workplace, or have a degree in geography/allied subject then you are likely to be eligible.

Fellowship application:

Download application form (pdf)

Download application form (Word)


If in academia, please fill out this form instead (simply complete Section A):

Download application form (pdf)

Download application form (Word)


If you have any questions about joining us as a member, we'd be happy to speak to you. 

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Call us: +44 (0)20 7591 3080