Our Fellows come from a wide range of professional backgrounds from all over the world, united by a passion for geography.
Enjoy online access to our academic journals
Attend our Monday night lectures, watch the livestream online or catch up with recordings of them
Opt to receive Geographical magazine
Receive our autumn, spring and summer Bulletins and our monthly e-update with Society news and events
Attend a wide range of conferences, seminars and events taking place across the UK, meeting local Fellows, Members and others with an interest in geography
Discount on our events, including Annual International Conference
Participate in one or more of our 31 Research Groups
Unlimited use of the Foyle Reading Room, our library of maps, books, guides and unrivalled access to our historic Collections
Access to the Members' Room for meetings, remote working or relaxing
Digital access to the Society's scholarly journals
Apply for grants to support your research, fieldwork or expedition
Receive expert advice on fieldwork and expeditions
Apply for professional status as a Chartered Geographer
Use FRGS in your title
Discounts on CPD training and workshops for teachers and researchers in the field
Receive discounts on kit and equipment at Cotswold Outdoors and Stanfords in stores and online
10% discount to publish in Geo – the Society’s open access journal
Attend and vote at the Society's Annual General Meeting
Your Fellowship is vital to support and sustain the charitable work of the Society to advance geography and geographical learning
Application for Fellowship is open to anyone over the age of 21, based in the UK or overseas, who can demonstrate:
A sufficient involvement in geography or allied subject through training, professional work, research, publications or other work of a similar nature
Not less than five years continuous commitment to the Society as a Member
For example, if you use, or have used, your geographic skills and/or knowledge extensively in the workplace, or have a degree in geography (or allied subject) then you are likely to be eligible for Fellowship. Our current Fellows come from a diverse mix of career and academic backgrounds.
For further information on eligibility, please get in touch with us on +44 (0)20 7591 3080.
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.
By email: download and complete the application form, and send via email to email@example.com
By post: If you prefer to apply by post, simply download and complete the application form, and post it to us with your payment and CV to the Membership Office.
Please address to: Membership Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.
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