WIREs Climate Change seeks new Editor in Chief

Professor Mike Hulme, founding Editor in Chief for the journal WIREs Climate Change, has announced his decision to step down from this role at the end of this year.

Geographical societies meet in run up to COP15

The Society met with geographical societies from across the world ahead of COP15 – the next major meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

Geography for all

An exciting new project aiming to increase the diversity of students choosing geography at A Level and beyond.

Discovering the Weddell Sea

Discover our award-winning interactive teaching and learning resources on the Weddell Sea.

Boost your geographical career with CPD month

This June, the Society is marking a month of CPD-related activity for professional geographers.

#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.

Geographical research in the classroom

Our award-winning teaching and learning resources bring the latest geographical research into schools.

Prizes for outstanding dissertations

Each year, the Society recognises excellent dissertations undertaken by geographers across the UK.

Research Group news

Catch up with the recent activities of the Society's Research Groups

Busk Award recipient - Professor James D Sidaway

Professor James D Sidaway, recipient of the 2022 Busk Award, talks about his work.

AC2022 – registration now open

Registration for our annual conference is open for both in-person and virtual-only attendance.

Wiley Research Fellowships: María Sebastián Sebastián

We caught up with Wiley Research Fellow María Sebastián Sebastián from the University of the Balearic Islands to discuss her research

Society education resources 'highly commended'

Our schools resources have been highly commended by the Geographical Association and nominated for recognition at the Education Resources Awards.

Earth Photo 2022 competition deadline approaching

The deadline for this year’s Earth Photo competition is fast approaching, with under three weeks left to submit your entries

New Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has published a new edition of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography – the document which defines the standards expected of geography graduates in the UK.

AC2022 plenary speakers announced

We are delighted to announce the chair's plenary speakers for this year's Annual Conference in Newcastle.

Defensible Space on the Move

The newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Defensible Space on the Move: Mobilisation in English Housing Policy and Practice, is now available to order online.

School essay 2022 competition launched

The Society and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our joint School Essay Competition for 2022.

This National Lottery Open Week we’re saying #thankstoyou

The Society is pleased to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week, an annual celebration of the contribution National Lottery players make every week in support of good cause projects, just like ours.

What affects young people’s choices of subject and career?

The Society commissioned a survey to discover more about the views of young people on their choices of subjects to study at school and university, and what influences their career choices.

Society partners with research projects to examine human impact on river systems

The Society is delighted to be working with geographers leading UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded projects, to further our understanding of human influence on river basin functioning.

New Editorial Board for Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

The Society is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Editorial Board for our academic journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Society partners with research projects to uncover the hidden histories of environmental science

The Society is delighted to be working with geographers leading AHRC and NERC funded projects, to further our understanding of unexplored areas of history that relate to environmental sciences.

Declaration by the IGU on the Ukraine crisis

The International Geographical Union, of which the Society is a full member, has released a statement condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Support your students to choose A Level geography

With the time for choosing A Level options approaching, there has never been a better time to encourage your students to choose A Level geography.

Endurance22 educational resources

The Society, in partnership with Endurance22, have produced a set of educational resources which allow pupils to explore changes in polar exploration from the early 20th century to today, and Antarctica’s unique frozen environment.

Upcoming fieldwork training for teachers

As part of the Society’s commitment to support teachers to provide meaningful, fun and curriculum relevant fieldwork experiences, we are running a range of training events over the coming months for both primary and secondary geography teachers.

Apply now for our Fieldwork Apprenticeships

The Society’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships offer grants of £1,500 to enable students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in an overseas fieldwork project led by an academic member of staff at their university.

Changes to our membership categories

This spring we are bringing in the changes to how some of our membership categories are named or structured that were agreed at the Special General Meeting in September 2021.

Supervising Black geography PhD researchers in the UK

A recent paper published in the Society’s journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers highlights the underrepresentation of Black PhD students and scholars in UK higher education.

Upcoming grant deadlines for teachers, students and researchers

Application deadlines for many of the Society’s grants supporting fieldwork and research by undergraduate, masters and PhD students; teachers and schools; and early career and established researchers are fast approaching.

Nominate now for our new Council members

We are inviting nominations from Fellows for a number of Council positions to be elected in June 2022.

Society closing times over Christmas

The Society is closed completely between Friday 24 December 2021 and Monday 3 January 2022, inclusive.

Ron Cooke Award 2022 for the A Level independent investigation

The Ron Cooke Award recognises A Level students’ work towards the independent investigation, also known as the NEA.

Sharing expertise at the Geography in Government Conference

The Society recently co-hosted the Geography in Government Conference 2021, providing a platform for geographers across the public sector to share their expertise and experience.

Young Geographers of the Year 2021 announced

The winners of the 2021 Young Geographer of the Year competition have been announced.

2020 and 2021 medals and awards celebration

Yesterday evening the recipients of our 2020 and 2021 medals and awards gathered at the Society for a celebration of their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policy, and public engagement.

School Essay Competition 2021 results announced

The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winning and highly commended entries to their joint School Essay Competition.

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers: call for new editorial board members

Ten editorial board members are being sought for the Society’s academic journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

New Esri courses receive CPD accreditation

Seven new courses provided by Esri have now received accreditation and are suitable for Chartered Geographer continuing professional development (CPD).

Hire the Society for your hybrid conference

Are you planning an event or conference in 2022 and looking for a venue? The Society is an iconic venue, both modern and characterful, with state-of-the-art AV equipment and experienced technicians alongside a professional venue team to support you every step of the way.

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.

COP26: standing on the shoulders of geographers

Today marks the start of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, taking place in Glasgow.

Everest centenary exhibition

We are delighted to announce that an exhibition marking the centenary of the 1920s expeditions to Everest will take place at the Society in autumn 2022.

Picturing the invisible

A new exhibition, Picturing the invisible, is now available for Fellows and members to view in the Director’s Gallery.

New episodes: 39 Ways to Save the Planet

The first in the final batch of episodes of our partnered BBC Radio 4 series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, will be broadcast today.

Choose geography at university

Thinking about studying geography at university? With the growing importance of issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, spatial epidemiology and inequalities, the world has never needed geographers more.

Principles agreed for university geography fieldwork

The heads of geography departments at UK universities have agreed a set of principles to guide undergraduate fieldwork in the future.

New open collection in Geo: Geography and Environment

The Society’s open access journal Geo: Geography and Environment, has just launched a new open collection on urban ecologies.

New Society portrait marks COVID-19 era

The Society has recently installed a specially commissioned portrait by visual artist Steve Russell to commemorate the COVID-19 era.

Oceans of Knowledge 2021

Ahead of COP26, the Society is pleased to support the Oceans of Knowledge conference taking place later this month to discuss current scientific understanding of the ocean-related aspects of climate change.

Black History Month 2021

To mark Black History Month, we will be sharing a range of content by and related to Black geographers who have a connection to the Society and who have contributed to a better understanding of our world.

UK tour: 39 Ways to Save the Planet

This autumn, Society Fellow, reporter and presenter, Tom Heap, is touring the UK with a talk that explores 39 ideas that could address climate change.

National Get Outside Day

Sunday 26 September is National Get Outside Day – an opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors and inspire the nation to get outside more often.

Join our webinars on funding for student fieldwork

In preparation for the Society’s upcoming fieldwork grants deadlines, we are running a series of free webinars for students looking to secure funding for fieldwork in 2022.

Chartered Geographer application accelerator

Looking to apply for Chartered Geographer status but haven’t found the time? Then our four-week application accelerator programme is for you.

AC2021: Thursday’s highlights

Day three of our Annual International Conference had another packed programme with 228 sessions happening across 38 stages, both online and in person.

AC2021: programme highlights

With just one week to go until the 2021 Annual International Conference, we have put together some programme highlights from across the week which you won’t want to miss.

Collaborative doctoral studentships: call for proposals

We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Awards to start in 2022 is now open.

Congratulations: A Level results day 2021

Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.

Come and see the Earth Photo exhibition this August

The exhibition is self-guided and features 50 of the best environmental photographs and five films that document the Earth in all its diversity.

Geographers elected to British Academy

The Society congratulates geography Professors Robert J. Mayhew, Katherine Gibson and Brenda S.A. Yeoh on their recent election as British Academy Fellows.

Applications to study geography rise in 2021

New data show that the number of students applying to study geography at university in 2021 has risen by 3% from the equivalent figure in 2020.

The Unsettling Outdoors out now

The newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, The Unsettling Outdoors: Environmental Estrangement in Everyday Life, is now available to order online.

Creative Climate Connections

A new funding opportunity is available for a new collaborative public engagement partnership, as part of the creative climate connections opportunity.

AC2021: Early bird registration closes soon

The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching, and with a packed programme of sessions planned you don’t want to miss out.

Ethics in Location Data webinar series

The Society and Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are running a series of joint webinars which bring together geospatial practitioners to explore key issues in putting location data ethics into practice.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

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

Wiley Research Fellowships: Catherine Oliver and Karen Rann

This month we caught up with Catherine Oliver and Karen Rann to discuss their research, why they applied for the Fellowship and what they’re hoping to find in the digital archives.

Hybrid events – the best of both worlds

If you’re planning a conference, lecture or meeting over the coming weeks and months as coronavirus restrictions ease, look no further than the Society’s COVID-secure venue.

Updated reopening plans

Following Monday’s announcement from the Prime Minister of a four-week delay in any further relaxation in coronavirus restrictions, the Society has updated its plan for reopening to visitors.

The Geographical Journal publishes new editorial

The Geographical Journal, one of the Society’s four academic journals, has published a new editorial, The Future of The Geographical Journal: Engaging with Public Issues.

Earth Photo shortlist announced

A shortlist of 50 of the best environmental photographs and five films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo competition.

This National Lottery Open Week we’re saying #thankstoyou and unlocking our archives

The Society is pleased to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week, an annual celebration of the contribution National Lottery players make every week in support of good cause projects, just like ours.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Rick Mitcham and Fred Morton

This month we caught up with Rick Mitcham and Fred Morton to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.

Grants programme supports 32 field projects

With the generous support of our donors, we have allocated over £91,000 of funding this year to support 32 field research projects.

2021 medal and award recipients announced

This year our medals and awards recognise 23 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, and public engagement.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Emily Hayes and Sandra Hayward

This month we caught up with Dr Emily Hayes and Sandra Hayward to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

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

Weddell Sea school resources receive Geographical Association Publishers’ Award

We are proud to have received a Highly Commended Award from the 2021 Geographical Association (GA) Publishers’ Awards for our educational resources Discovering the Weddell Sea – Education for Antarctic Conservation.

In memoriam: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We are saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Society partners with research projects to advance geography

We are delighted to be partnering with a number of geographers, leading UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded research projects, to further our understanding of the world, its people, places and environments.

Wiley Research Fellowships: Alicia Colson and Sherezade Garcia Rangel

This month we caught up with Dr Alicia Colson and Dr Sherezade Garcia Rangel to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.

Earth Photo 2021 competition launched

We’re excited to announce this year’s Earth Photo competition is open for entries.

Stay home stories

We are delighted to be a partner of the Stay home stories research project which aims to understand how ideas and experiences of home have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hurley platinum prints

The Society is home to a remarkable collection of original photographic glass and celluloid negatives captured by Frank Hurley, the official photographer of the 1914-1917 Endurance expedition.

In memoriam: The Earl of Selborne

We are saddened to hear of the death of former Society President, The Earl of Selborne GBE FRS DL. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Join us, support geography and be inspired

Do you have an interest in the world’s people, places and environments? Join the Society to be inspired by geography and be a part of our community of geographers.

Students turn to virtual opportunities to enhance skills

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been turning to virtual ways to develop their skills and gather work experience while staying at home.

Lights and Shadows

We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Lights and Shadows.

Join our Finance Committee and Enterprise Board in 2021

We have a number of volunteer roles available on our Finance Committee, Investment subcommittee and Enterprise company board, commencing in the summer of 2021.

Choose GCSE geography

As the time for GCSE and A Level options nears, we will be sharing material and information about the benefits of choosing to study geography at GCSE and beyond, through our social media pages.

Consultation on 2021 summer examination grades open for response

Following the cancellation of this summer’s exams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department for Education and Ofqual have opened a consultation on how GCSE and A Level grades should be assessed and awarded in 2021. 

Nominate now: Ness Award 2021

We caught up with 2020 Ness Award recipient Nancy Campbell to discuss what the award meant to her. 

Editorial changes to our academic journals

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new editor to one of the Society’s academic journals.

Society launches new careers sessions for students

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

Nominate now for our new President and Council members

We are inviting nominations from Fellows for a number of Council positions to be elected in June 2021, including the next President of the Society.

Schools Essay Competition winners announced

The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition.

Geographers in Government Conference 2020

The Government Geography Profession is hosting its third annual conference next week, with a series of plenary panel discussions and workshops taking place online.

Discovering the Weddell Sea digital album

To coincide with Antarctica Day, the Society is delighted to launch our new online Antarctic Album designed for pupils, teachers and parents to learn more about Antarctica and its adjacent ocean, the Weddell Sea.  

GIS Day 2020

Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society are marking GIS Day with events and celebrations, highlighting applications of the technology and the impact it can have on solving problems and enabling good decision-making.

Renew your membership and continue supporting geographers and geography

We would like to thank all our Fellows and members for their support throughout this incredibly difficult year which is paramount to continuing our work across the breadth of sectors that rely on geographers and geography. If you are able, please do renew when your subscription becomes due.

Northern Ireland Regional Committee celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Society’s Northern Ireland Regional Committee is celebrating its 10th anniversary today.

Enriched media for Geo: Geography and Environment papers

Geo: Geography and Environment the Society’s open access, online-only journal has had a recent upgrade which now allows audio and video files to be hosted directly within its articles.

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.

Black History Month

To mark Black History Month this year, we will be featuring Black geographers from the 1800s to the present day who have a connection to the Society and who have contributed to a better understanding of our world.

Catch up with our lectures online

All of our lectures and events are currently being live-streamed, but if you’re not able to make one of our online events at its scheduled time, you can easily catch up, or watch your favourites again, via our website.

Give Young Geographer as a gift

As the new academic year begins, why not gift Society membership to the Young Geographer in your life?

Area publishes first editorial by new Editors

Area, one of the Society’s four academic journals, has published the first editorial from the new team of Editors, Continuing conversations: Reflections on the role and future of Area from the new editorial team.

Training courses approved to use Chartered Geographer CPD Mark

We are delighted to announce that a range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses from Esri UK and Ireland, GIS24 and WSP have been approved to use the Society’s CPD Mark.

Call for proposals now open for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Programme

We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for AHRC collaborative doctoral projects to start in autumn 2021 is now open.

Book now for our autumn teacher CPD events

Our autumn programme of teacher CPD events is now available to book online.

Congratulations: A Level results day

Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.

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.

Research Group AGMs taking place online

This year the Society's Research Groups will be holding their AGMs online.

Get involved with our Urban Geography Research Group

The Society is looking to revive our Urban Geography Research Group this summer and we are seeking enthusiastic urban geographers to join the new committee to take the group forward.

Earth Photo 2020 shortlisted images announced

A shortlist of 50 of the best environmental photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo competition, opening as a virtual exhibition today.

Geography excels in 2020 student survey

The results of the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS), published on 15 July, once again paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.

Celebrating the work of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award

To celebrate the work of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award, we have created an interactive story map to give an insight into the breadth of the award and a selection of the wide range of projects it has supported.

Register of Chartered Geographers launched

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

Hidden Histories of Exploration

We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Hidden Histories of Exploration.

James Esson: Taylor and Francis Award recipient 2020

As part of our celebration of this year’s medals and awards recipients, we caught up with Dr James Esson, recipient of the Taylor and Francis Award for his contributions to teaching and learning in higher education, in our most recent Geography now podcast.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

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

AC2022 to be held in Newcastle

We’re excited to announce that our 2022 Annual International Conference will be held at Newcastle University between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 2 September 2022.

Society welcomes focus on capabilities and skills in National Geospatial Strategy

The Geospatial Commission launched its National Geospatial Strategy yesterday.

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.

Michael Jones: Patron’s Medal recipient 2020

We caught up with Michael Jones, recipient of the Patron’s Medal for his contribution to the development of geospatial information, to discuss his career, his greatest achievement and his love of maps.

Deadline for our Teacher Training Scholarships fast approaching

There are only three weeks left for geographers wanting to start their teacher training in autumn 2020 to apply for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarship programme.

Volunteers’ Week 2020

This week is Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people across the UK make through volunteering each year.

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.

Watch our summer programme of Monday night lectures online

With the Society currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our summer programme of Monday night lectures is being streamed online for Fellows and members.

Society furloughs eight staff

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, eight members of Society staff have been furloughed.

Geography graduate earnings remain strong

New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has concluded that university study is a good investment for most students, with those pursuing higher education better off after taxes, student loan repayments and foregone earnings are accounted for.

New school resources for Antarctic conservation

We are very pleased to have received funding from the Flotilla Foundation to build on our work as educational partner for the Weddell Sea Expedition.

Discovering Antarctica stamp competition

This year marks 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, and to celebrate the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) is running a competition for children aged 4-17 to design an official postage stamp for the territory.

International Women’s Day 2020

Today is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re acknowledging the diversity of field research that some of our inspirational female grant recipients have undertaken in a range of countries over the past year.

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 for Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent’s Naga tales

Recipient of the 2019 Neville Shulman Challenge Award, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, will be sharing tales from her travels to the remote Nagalands of India and Myanmar in an episode of Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4.

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.

What the traveller saw

To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, an exhibition of stunning photographs from his lifetime of travels is now on display in our Pavilion.

Apply now for Environment and Sustainability Research Grants

The deadline for this year’s Environment and Sustainability Research Grants is fast approaching.

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.

Deadline for Frederick Soddy Schools Award extended

The deadline for applications to the Frederick Soddy Schools Award has been extended to Monday 3 February.

Geographies of anticolonialism out now

The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Geographies of anticolonialism: political networks across and beyond south India, c.1900-1930, is now available to order online.

Society events to enjoy this spring

Our spring events programme is full of topical issues and themes - book now to avoid missing out.

Our Planet: in the hands of young people

Prior to his lecture at the University of Cumbria later this month, we caught up with Education Manager for Our Planet and a member of the Education Leadership Group for the WWF Global Network, Matt Larsen-Daw, to discuss his highlights of working on the series and the challenges for reaching a sustainable future.

Africa’s forgotten frontiers: the Sahel

Before his UK tour of our regional theatre venues gets underway, we caught up with filmmaker and author Reza Pakravan to discuss his love of travel, his visit to the Sahel and the issue of desertification.

Apply now for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships

Applications for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for those planning to start their teacher training course in September 2020 are now open.

New journal editors appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of five new Editors for two of the Society’s academic journals and the RGS-IBG book series, alongside the appointment of a new Managing Editor for the Society’s academic publications.

What to expect at Explore

Each November the Society hosts Explore, a weekend for anyone aspiring to undertake original geographical field research, plan a conservation project or travel with a purpose.

Migrants on the margins resources win award

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins resources have been awarded the 4-star award, in the Curriculum Impact category, of the Teach Secondary 2019 Awards.

Geography teaches the next generation about climate change

With the topic of climate change in the spotlight, the results of a recent online survey, commissioned by the Society and undertaken by YouGov, have revealed that geography GCSE is the most widely recognised subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change.

Geopolitics and the event

The latest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Geopolitics and the event: rethinking Britain’s Iraq war through art, is now available to order online.

September’s issue of Geographical magazine out now

This month's Geographical features a dossier on deforestation.

New higher education resources

We have launched a new bank of online resources to support those engaged in geographical teaching and learning in higher education.

Migrants on the margins team to present at AC2019

Members of the Migrants on the margins team will be presenting their research in a session at this year’s Annual International Conference.

Latest journal issues available

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

Geographers inspire at Wilderness Festival

The Society took over the Forum stage for a day at the Wilderness Festival entertaining and inspiring festival-goers with geography.

Members – join us for a tour of Earth Photo

If you’re a Fellow or member and haven’t yet had a chance to visit our Earth Photo exhibition, why not join us for a member-only introduction on Wednesday 7 August?

Migrants on the margins team present their research in Hargeisa

The Migrants on the margins team were at the Hargeisa International Book Fair last week to present their research to the local community.

Society supports the Gender Action Schools Award

We are delighted to be a supporter of the Gender Action Schools Award, an initiative which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes, and ensuring all young people can reach their full potential.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to the Chartered Geographers who were approved by the Society’s Council in June.

World Population Day

Today is World Population Day, a UN observance day to raise awareness about how population issues and sustainable development are intertwined.

Grant recipients head into the field

Our 2019 Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork.

Previous winners reflect on our Young Geographer of the Year competition

We caught up with some of the previous winners of the Young Geographer of the Year competition who explained the role the competition played in getting them to where they are now.

Read about Earth Photo in Outdoor Photography

Popular photography magazine Outdoor Photography features our Earth Photo competition and exhibition in their August issue, which is on newsstands now.

July’s issue of Geographical out now

This month's issue of Geographical features a dossier on earthquake prediction.

Society’s school resources praised in parliamentary debate

A parliamentary debate held earlier this week about teaching migration in the school curriculum highlighted the Society’s school resources about this issue.

Fieldwork Apprentices head out into the field

Our 2019 Fieldwork Apprentices are heading out into the field to begin their fieldwork.

Meet the CGeog assessors

With over 750 Chartered Geographers now accredited, we caught up with two of our CGeog assessors, Angela Baker and Dr Stephanie Davidson.

Last chance to see ‘Observed on Paper’

Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.

Our journals have new compostable packaging

Our academic journals are now being delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.

Earth Photo 2019 shortlisted images announced

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo exhibition which opens on 6 July.

June’s issue of Geographical out now

This month's issue of Geographical features a look at the way in which the Earth's natural geography has shaped human societies throughout history.

AC2019: Early bird registration closes soon

The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.

Innovative Geography Teaching Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.

Ron Cooke Award recipient announced

The first Ron Cooke Award has been awarded to Gregory Pearson for his A Level Independent Investigation An investigation into the form and nature of scree slopes on the North side of the Ogwen Valley.

International Day for Biological Diversity

To mark International Day for Biological Diversity we have made the recording of our recent Monday night lecture Food security: a global challenge available for everyone to watch online until Monday 27 May

Latest journal issues available

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

Discover some of Britain’s geological secrets during Geoweek

To mark Geoweek, we have selected a collection of Discovering Britain walks to help you discover the remarkably varied geology of the UK and learn more about our rocky heritage.

Walking Ethiopia’s highlands on the Journey of a Lifetime

This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award recipient, Redzi Bernard, has begun her two week journey travelling through northern Ethiopia to uncover the stories of everyday women.

Resources to help with your revision

We have plenty of freely available resources on our website to help you with your revision during exam season.

May’s issue of Geographical out now

This month's issue of Geographical takes a closer look at child labour in the tobacco industry. 

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.

Hong Kong Research Grant supports seismic hazard research in Taiwan

This year’s Hong Kong Research Grant has been awarded to Marine Roger to support her research assessing seismic hazards along the Chelungpu fault in Taiwan.

Congratulations to Dr Peter Martin

Congratulations to Dr Peter Martin who has successfully completed his PhD research as part of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards.

One month to submit your entries to Earth Photo 2019

With the Earth Photo 2019 competition deadline only one month away, we caught up with competition judge and award-winning photographer Marissa Roth.

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.

Climate change is a key part of geography

With another nationwide climate change strike planned for tomorrow, our Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Steve Brace has highlighted that climate change is a key part of geography.

Drone technology helps map malaria in Zanzibar

Drone technology is helping to identify potential malaria hotspots by mapping aquatic mosquito breeding habitats in Zanzibar, thanks to a pilot project funded by our grants programme in 2015.

Earth Photo judges announced

The panel of expert judges for this year’s Earth Photo competition has been announced.

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re acknowledging the work of female geographers in developing the discipline.