Society launches new careers sessions for students

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

Webinar about the Society’s map collection

This week Alasdair Macleod, Head of Resources and Enterprises, and Sarah Evans, Research and Collections Engagement Manager at the Society, are taking part in a webinar about the Society’s map collection.

Research Group competition: communicating climate change

The Society’s Climate Change Research Group has launched a competition seeking the most effective, original and engaging ways to encourage action on climate change.

Author meets critics: Geographies of Anticolonialism

Join our Author meets critics session with author of Geographies of Anticolonialism, Dr Andy Davies of the University of Liverpool.

Apply for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships

We are delighted to announce applications for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships are open.

PGF@Home: publishing in geography

A series of blog posts on academic publishing for early career researchers, or those taking the first steps in their publishing careers are now live on the Post Graduate Forum (PGF) website.

Annual dissertation prizes open for submissions

The annual dissertation prizes offered by the Society, our Research Groups, the Quaternary Research Association and the British Society for Geomorphology are now open for submissions.

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.

Supporting our Research Groups

Due to the current uncertain circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, many of our Research Groups are rethinking their planned activities for the year.

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.

New Society Working Group approved

We are delighted to announce a new Working Group: the Latin American Geographies Working Group (LAGWG).

PGF@Home launched

The Society, the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum (PGF), and the PGF Midterm Organisation Committee are working together to explore how we can provide digital spaces on the PGF website that give postgraduates the opportunity to engage with other researchers both within and across the discipline.

Editorial appointments for our journals

We are pleased to announce some new editorial appointments for our journals.

Geographers elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to the six geographers who were elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences last week.

Explore the latest research with our journals

The Society’s four leading international journals, Area, Geo: Geography and Environment, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, cover the full spectrum of geographical research. And as the latest issues go to print, here is a preview of some of their content.

Statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU)

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) statement on industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU).

New Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published a new edition of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.

Book series celebrates 20 years

The RGS-IBG book series turns 20 this year, and to date it has published 57 titles spanning the full range of geographical research topics.

AC2019: Wednesday’s research highlights

Yesterday we welcomed close to 2,000 delegates from across the world to the first day of this year's Annual International Conference.

Geography excels in student survey

The results of the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.

US military’s carbon footprint larger than most countries

New research published in our journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, has revealed that the US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, producing more greenhouse gas emissions than most medium-sized countries.

Could you be one of our new editors?

New co-editors are being sought for the Society’s book series and two of our academic journals, Area and The Geographical Journal.

AC2019: provisional programme live

The provisional programme for this year’s Annual International Conference is now live.

On Shifting Foundations

On Shifting Foundations: state rescaling, policy experimentation and path-dependency in post-1949 China, by Dr Kean Fan Lim, is the newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series.

New journal editors appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new co-editors for two of the Society’s academic journals.

AC2019: call for sessions, papers and posters

The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's 2019 annual conference is now open.

Area celebrates 50 years

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

Research Group dissertation prize deadlines coming soon

The deadlines for our Research Groups' dissertation prizes are coming up soon.

Research Group grants awarded

The Society is delighted to support a number of Research and Working Group activities over the coming year.

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.