Sustainability at AC2019

This year we are making a concerted effort to raise awareness around the sustainability of our 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.

Our journals have new compostable packaging

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

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.

Latest journal issues available

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

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.

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.

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.

Working together to #ChooseGeography

The Society recently held a workshop with representatives from 35 universities, to explore how geography can be better promoted within schools, and how applications at degree level can be encouraged.

Area celebrates 50 years

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

Need help with your university application?

UCAS is now open for applications for courses starting in 2019, but with over 80 UK universities offering more than 1,400 geography-related courses it can seem a little daunting knowing where to start and how to choose.

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.

Today’s conference highlights: 29 August 2018

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

Society journal editor to give keynote at conference in China

Professor Adrian Bailey is presenting a keynote lecture at the Geographical Society of China’s annual conference in Xi'an on 29 and 30 August.

Research group releases new book on energy issues

Members of the Society’s Energy Geographies Research Group, have published Energy and Society: a Critical Perspective.

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.

New publications hub launched

The Society, in partnership with Wiley, have developed and launched a new hub for our academic publications.

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.

Cryptic Concrete

The latest title in the RGS-IBG book series, Cryptic Concrete, takes us on a subterranean journey into Cold War West Germany.

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.

Migrants on the margins: researchers present initial findings

A team of researchers from the Society’s Migrants on the margins field research project presented two academic papers at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference.

Research Group grants awarded

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

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.