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Become a member and discover where geography can take you.

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Society Membership is for anyone who wishes to be inspired by and stay informed about our planet, its peoples and environments.

Benefits of Membership:

Stay informed about our work and the wider discipline

Join a thriving community

Access to our building and resources

Unlock member discounts​

Support the Society

  • Help the Society advance the discipline, empower geographers and reach new audiences

Am I eligible?

Membership is open to everyone who wishes to discover more about the world around them through fascinating lectures, inspiring articles and our remarkable Collections.

Alternatively, Fellowship may be right for you if you have a geography degree, undertake geographical research, use geography in a professional capacity, teach geography or have a well-developed enthusiasm for geography, for example through journalism, expeditions or travel writing. Find out more or get in touch with the Membership Office.


Join today

One year's membership is just £176.

How to apply

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

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

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Membership application:

Download application form (pdf)

Download application form (Word)

Give as a gift

You can also give Membership as a gift and inspire someone with a year of geographical events and inspiration.

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