New Research Group Representatives elected

We are delighted to announce the recent election of two new Research Group Representatives to the Society’s Research and Higher Education (RHE) Committee.

Migrants on the margins team present at Parliament

Two members of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, presented at the Mobilising Global Voices 2019 conference held at the Houses of Parliament earlier this month.

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.

Geographers appointed as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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.

Latest research published in the Society’s journals: March 2019

The latest issues of the Society’s scholarly journals are now available online.

New journal editors appointed

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

Tourists putting themselves at risk to witness volcanic eruptions

New research published in our journal Geo: Geography and Environment, reveals the dangers and lengths that thrill-seeking tourists are willing to go to in order to witness live volcanic eruptions.

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.

AC2019: call for sessions, papers and posters

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

Society grant supports research into role of Arctic rivers in climate change

This year’s Gilchrist Fieldwork Award recipient is Dr Melissa Murphy from University College London who, in partnership with Dr Emily Stevenson from the University of Cambridge, is researching whether high Arctic rivers are a source of a sink for carbon dioxide.

Migrants on the margins: SOAS scholarship awarded

As part of the Migrants on the margins field research project, SOAS University of London in collaboration with the Society have awarded a scholarship to Masters student Nouradin Nour.

Today’s conference highlights: 31 August 2018

The final day of our Annual International Conference in Cardiff has arrived. We’ve put together some of our highlights from the programme today.

Today’s conference highlights: 30 August 2018

Today research on why the commute should be counted as part of the working day is being presented at our Annual International Conference being held in Cardiff this week.

Today’s conference highlights: 29 August 2018

Here are some of our highlights for new research being presented during today’s conference programme.

Geography courses praised by students

The results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS), published this month, paint a positive picture of undergraduate geography courses across the UK.

REF consultation open for comment

An important consultation on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 2021 is now open for comment and the Society would value your input to help inform our response.

Grants programme provides support for over 60 field projects

The Society has supported 61 field research projects through its grants programme this year. Almost £200,000 of funding has been awarded to nearly 100 individuals from a range of institutions, and they have travelled to over 45 countries in order to carry out their research.

Global Asian City

Global Asian City, the latest title in the RGS-IBG book series, examines how migration has changed Seoul and South Korea over the last 20 years.

Migrants on the margins: research team planning next steps

The Migrants on the margins team were planning next steps for the Society’s Field Research Programme earlier this week by holding a writing workshop at the Society.

Newly accredited courses announced

Congratulations to the latest nine geography degree programmes to be accredited and approved by the Society’s Council.

Research Group dissertation prize deadlines coming soon

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

New RGS-IBG book explores geographies of the heart

A book exploring the lives of British migrants in Dubai through their personal relationships has been published in the Society’s book series.

New journal issues published

The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.

First Rob Potter Award goes to disaster recovery policy project

The Society's first Rob Potter Award has been awarded to Dr Gemma Sou from the University of Manchester.

Joint statement on the implementation of GDPR in UK universities

The Association for Social Anthropologists (ASA), British Sociological Association (BSA), European Sociological Association (ESA) and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) have today issued a joint statement on the implementation of new data protection legislation in UK academic institutions.

RGS-IBG statement on University and College Union (UCU) strike action

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is aware that many academic geographers, as UCU members in universities that participate in USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme), are taking strike action over proposed changes to their pension scheme.

Rob Potter Award

The Society is delighted to announce a new grant for post-doctoral development research.

New RGS-IBG Book Series title, ‘Work-life advantage’ by Dr Al James

Dr Al James’ new RGS-IBG book finds that the provision of working arrangements that meaningfully improve the work-life balance of employees also enhances firms’ competitive advantage.

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.