Advocacy for the importance of geography and geospatial data skills

The Society has recently responded to several government and sector consultations, advocating for the ways in which geographical skills, knowledge and understanding underpins good decision-making and improves understanding of the world around us.

Geography key to unlocking value in National Data Strategy

The Society has responded to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s consultation on the UK’s National Data Strategy.

Society launches new careers sessions for students

The Society has launched a new webinar series to help geography students explore future career options.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council earlier this week.

Geography in Government award winners announced

Congratulations to Natural England and its Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) team, who were announced as the winners of the 2020 Geography in Government award in an online awards ceremony yesterday.

Geographers contribute to Spatial Data Science Conference 2020

Geographers, including Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society, will be featured in keynote presentations, workshops and panels at Carto’s international Spatial Data Science Conference next week.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in September.

New career resources for professional geographers

If you are using your geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace, have a look at our new bank of online career resources for professional geographers.

Register of Chartered Geographers launched

We have relaunched the register of Chartered Geographers (CGeog) on our website.

Applications to study geography rise during lockdown

New data show that the number of students applying to study geography at university in 2020 is higher than in 2019.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in June.

Society welcomes focus on capabilities and skills in National Geospatial Strategy

The Geospatial Commission launched its National Geospatial Strategy yesterday.

Geographers in Government group becomes independent profession

The Government Geography Profession has become a standalone profession within the Government Analysis Function and will be based at the Cabinet Office with the Geospatial Commission.

Geographers essential to the workforce of the future

Graduates in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are as employable as graduates of STEM subjects, according to a new report from the British Academy.

Sustained employment for postgraduate geographers

New data released by the Department for Education show that over 81% of master’s level geography graduates were in sustained employment, further study, or both, five years after graduation.

2020 medal and award recipients announced

This year our medals and awards recognise 22 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.

Society extends agreement with Association for Geographic Information

The Society is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) that continues the strategic alliance between the two organisations.

Briefing report: Financing net zero

Following on from a discussion forum that explored the challenge of financing net zero, the Society has published a briefing report summarising the actions required to meet the scale and pace of change needed to reach a net zero economy.

Geographer leads COVID-19 pandemic modelling

Society medal recipient Professor Mark Birkin is leading a key workstream of The Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative.

Master’s degree accreditation to launch in autumn

The Society is expanding its university programme accreditation scheme this autumn to include UK geography Master’s programmes.

Geographers unique insights showcased in our Geovisualisation series

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.

Geographers reflect on financing net-zero

The Society hosted policymakers, researchers and professionals earlier this month, to explore investment solutions to the challenge of financing net-zero.

Developing our work with professional geographers

Earlier this year, the Society’s Council approved the formation of a Professional Advisory Group.

Geography brings insight to financing net-zero

As part of our recently relaunched 'Environment and Society Forum' series, in early December we are hosting policymakers, professionals and geographers to explore investment solutions to the challenge of decarbonisation.

Championing the value of geographic information

The Society, working with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), has published a new series of case studies championing and celebrating the critical role of geographical information, technologies and approaches.

Geography in Government award winners revealed

Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.

Career profiles showcase where geography can take you

The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.

Society responds to Ofsted consultation

The Society has responded to the Ofsted consultation on the Draft Education Inspection Framework, which sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision, and registered early years’ settings.

Society responds to consultations

Over the last few months the Society has responded to calls for evidence for a range of consultations, including from the Geospatial Commission and the UK’s four higher education funding bodies.

Better Mapping Wales 2018

This Thursday, the Society is hosting Better Mapping Wales in association with the British Cartographic Society and AGI Cymru