New Council members elected

Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, elected at our Annual General Meeting yesterday.

#Volunteersweek: An open letter of thanks to our regional committees

To mark Volunteers’ Week, Professor Joe Smith, the Society’s Director, has written an open letter of thanks to all the volunteers who contribute to our regional committees.

Meet us at geography conferences this month

Our Professional team will be at several high-profile geographical events this May.

UK tour extended: 39 Ways to Save the Planet

This spring, Society Fellow, reporter and presenter, Tom Heap, is extending the UK tour of his talk exploring 39 ideas that could address climate change.

Guidance for writing a strong grant application

With the deadline for several of the Society’s grants, including the Postgraduate Research Awards and grants for senior researchers, only a couple of weeks away, now is the perfect time to ensure you have the strongest possible application.

AC2021: One month to go

With one month to go until our Annual International Conference, we caught up with this year’s Chair of conference, Professor Uma Kothari, to discuss this year’s theme, her advice for those attending and what she’s most looking forward to about this year’s event.

Research Group undergraduate dissertation prizes open for submissions

The annual undergraduate dissertation prizes, awarded by many of our Research Groups to recognise outstanding student research, are now open for submissions.

School essay 2021 competition launched

The Society and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our joint School Essay Competition for 2021.

New radio show showcases 39 ways to save the planet

We are delighted to be working in partnership with BBC Radio 4 on a new radio series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, which showcases 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is placing on the Earth.

12 books to read this festive season

This festive season, we asked Society Director, Professor Joe Smith, about what books he’ll be reading over the winter break.

Earth Photo 2020 winners announced

Jonk has won the 2020 Earth Photo competition for his stunning series Coffee Shop, Abkhazia; Hotel, Portugal; Swimming Pool, Italy and Theater, Abkhazia, which depict abandoned spaces reclaimed by nature.

Home SOS out now

The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Home SOS: Gender, Violence, and Survival in Crisis Ordinary Cambodia, is now available to order online.

Earth Day 2020

To mark Earth Day, we’re making our recent Monday night lecture by Dr Tamsin Edwards ‘What fate for Antarctica’ free to view for one week until Wednesday 29 April.

Society launches new support for professional geographers

The Society has launched Professional Practice Groups, a new framework of support for professional geographers which brings together those with an interest and expertise in a thematic or sectoral area of professional geographical practice.

Framework of Competencies refreshed

The Framework of Competencies, which sets out the range of professional expertise and other characteristics required for achieving and maintaining Chartered Geographer status, has been refreshed.

New membership card for 2020 revealed

Our new membership card for 2020 is now available, with some interesting changes. 

GIS day 2019

To mark GIS day, we’re sharing the career profiles of geographers from a wide range of sectors who use GIS in their day-to-day role.

The making of the British landscape with Nicholas Crane

The Society’s Immediate Past President, Nicholas Crane, is giving the 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture in Newcastle at the end of the month.

Workshop explores implications of Brexit

Brexit! The Urban and Regional Implications is a free workshop which will discuss the potential economic consequences of Brexit for both regions and cities across the UK.

Sidetracked magazine features foreword from Society Director

This month’s issue of Sidetracked magazine features a foreword from Society Director Professor Joe Smith.

New membership card for 2019 revealed

Our membership card for 2019 is now available.

National Tree Week

This weekend marks the end of National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. To join in the celebrations, the Discovering Britain team has put together a collection of their favourite walks, trails and viewpoints in forests and woodlands throughout the country.

Give the gift of membership

Give them the perfect gift this year: Society membership.

Area celebrates 50 years

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Society’s academic journal Area.

Call for new journal editors

New co-editors are being sought for three of the Society’s journals: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, and Geo: Geography and Environment.

Shortlisted images and films for Earth Photo exhibition announced

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity has been chosen for the Society’s inaugural Earth Photo exhibition.

Find a grant: Slawson Awards

The Slawson Awards are part of the Society’s grants programme, which provides a wide range of funding opportunities for geographical fieldwork, data collection and independent travel.

Society marks Refugee Week with a series of maps illustrating global refugee movements

Worldmapper have put together a series of maps highlighting the global distribution of refugees and internally displaced persons.

Society signs agreement with the Geographical Society of China

The Society is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement with the Geographical Society of China

UK physical geography in excellent health

An international review of physical geography in the UK has declared the discipline’s health and global influence to be excellent.

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