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.

Advocacy for the importance of geography and geospatial data skills

The Society has recently responded to several government and sector consultations, advocating for the ways in which geographical skills, knowledge and understanding underpins good decision-making and improves understanding of the world around us.

Interview with Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group dissertation prize winner

Katy Simms, from Durham University, was the recipient of the Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group 2020 undergraduate dissertation prize with her dissertation which looks at the effects of mobile dating apps on love, intimacy and identity negotiations for bisexual individuals.

Vital role of graduate geographers highlighted in new report

A new report exploring the career destinations of graduates highlights the increasingly vital need for geographers in the graduate job market.

Society launches new careers sessions for students

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

Society Research Group establishes online writing community

Following on from a successful virtual writing retreat earlier this year, the Society’s Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group have established an ongoing virtual writing community.

Author meets critics: Home SOS

Join our Author meets critics session with author of Home SOS, Professor Katherine Brickell of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Royal Anthropological Institute online conference taking place this week

We are delighted to be partnering with the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) on their virtual conference, which is taking place online this week.

Apply for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships

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

Don’t miss the PGF@Home Twitter conference

Join our Postgraduate Forum as they hold their first Twitter conference from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 August.

WIREs Climate Change celebrates 10 years

WIREs Climate Change, a Wiley journal published in association with the Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, is celebrating 10 years of publishing.

Geography Directions calls for contributions on COVID-19

Geography Directions, the Society’s blog linked to our scholarly journals, is calling for contributions that bring a geographical lens to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as well as pieces that consider the future, and the world, after the pandemic.

Briefing report: Financing net zero

Following on from a discussion forum that explored the challenge of financing net zero, the Society has published a briefing report summarising the actions required to meet the scale and pace of change needed to reach a net zero economy.

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.

Meet the journal editors: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

We caught up with three of the editors for our journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Master’s degree accreditation to launch in autumn

The Society is expanding its university programme accreditation scheme this autumn to include UK geography Master’s programmes.

AC2020: call for sessions, papers and posters

Our next Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September 2020, and the call for sessions, papers and posters is now open.

Latest journal issues available

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

New funding for research on our Collections

We are delighted to have received funding for the third round of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.

Forest School activities develop skills valued by employers

New research, published today in our journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities but can struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational.

Homeless families housed in ‘temporary’ hotels for up to three years

New research, published today in our journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.

AC2019: provisional programme live

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

Dissertation prizes open for submissions

This year's Research Group dissertation awards and prizes are now open.

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.

Dr Arwyn Edwards reveals the highlights of his fieldwork in Svalbard

Our £10,000 Walters Kundert Fellowship enabled Dr Arwyn Edwards to make multiple trips to Svalbard to ask the question: are microbes active in Arctic winters?

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.

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.

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.

Rob Potter Award

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