Research Group grants awarded

We are delighted to be supporting Research and Working Group activities over the coming year through the Research Groups grants scheme.

Young Geographer of the Year 2022 announced

The winners of the 2022 Young Geographer of the Year competition have been announced.

Using sound to improve equitable access to space sciences

Find out about Collaborative Doctoral Programme PhD student, Alice Oates’s, work to address the exclusion of blind or visually impaired people from space sciences.

WDA Research Fellowship applications now open

Applications for the 2023 Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships are now open.

Documenting 50 years of environmental activism

The Society will be collaborating on a new project, led by Royal Holloway, University of London, to document the history of environmental activism.

New external examining principles

New guidelines of relevance to geographers have been published for external examiners at UK higher education institutions.

New on-demand application accelerator sessions for CGeog (Teacher)

Watch our new on-demand application accelerator sessions and get support for your application for Chartered Geographer (Teacher).

New journal editors sought

The Society is seeking two new editors for its open access journal, Geo: Geography and Environment.

Last chance for early bird tickets for EXPLORE

Don't miss out on the chance for discounted ticket prices for this year's EXPLORE weekend - book by Friday 14 October.

Fellowship vote to further amend Bye Laws

At the SGM on Monday 3 October, the Society's Fellowship voted to amend the Bye Laws and petition the Privy Council to implement a Supplemental Charter as proposed by Council.

New webinars for postgraduate geographers

New series of webinars to support postgraduate geographers is launched.

Join the Chartered Geographer Application Accelerator this autumn

Eligible to apply for Chartered Geographer and want to accelerate your application? Find out more about our Application Accelerator series this October.

Apply now for degree programme accreditation

Apply for undergraduate or master's programme accreditation by the end of September.

In memoriam: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

We are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

Young Geographer of the Year 2022 - submit entries now!

The deadline for the 2022 Young Geographer of the Year competition is fast approaching - submit your entry by Monday 3 October!

Back to school

As the new school year starts, here's a reminder about the activities and resources that we offer to support the teaching and learning of geography.

AC2022: Wednesday’s highlights

Day two of the conference saw a packed programme of events.

AC2022: Tuesday’s highlights

Today we welcomed delegates to the first day of this year’s Annual International Conference.

Council calls Special General Meeting

The Society's Council has called a Special General Meeting as it is proposing some changes to our Bye Laws.

Congratulations: GCSE results day 2022

Congratulations to everyone receiving their geography GCSE results today.

AC2022: programme highlights

With just one week to go until the 2022 Annual International Conference, we have put together some programme highlights from across the week which you won’t want to miss.

Making conference safer and more inclusive

We are working to deliver a conference that is safer, more accessible, more inclusive and convivial for everyone.

New resources for grant reviewers and review for the Society

The Society has brought together a new series of resources for grant reviewers - find out more and become a reviewer

Geography courses accredited

Geography courses at Oxford Brookes University have become the latest to be recognised by the Society’s programme accreditation scheme.

Early bird tickets now available for EXPLORE

Tickets for EXPLORE, the expedition and fieldwork planning weekend are now on sale - don't miss the chance to meet over 100 leading field scientists and explorers for inspiration, advice, and contacts.

Annual Conference 2022: programme finalised

We are delighted to announce that the programme for this year's Annual International Conference has been finalised.

21 years of the RGS-IBG Book Series – new reflections from authors and editors

Authors and editors mark the anniversary of the Society's Book Series with six reflections

CPD month in review

Throughout the last month we’ve been encouraging professionals to take a look at their continuing professional development (CPD) activities.

London Climate Action Week at the Society

Join us this London Climate Action Week for our panel discussion and Earth Photo exhibition.

Good news for geography numbers

The number of candidates for GCSE and A Level geography rise again.

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.

Geographical research in the classroom

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

Busk Award recipient - Professor James D Sidaway

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

Victoria Medal recipient - Professor Paul Cloke

Professor Paul Cloke, recipient of the 2022 Victoria Medal, talks about his work.

Meet us at geography conferences this month

Our Professional team will be at several high-profile geographical events this May.

2022 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, teaching, and public engagement.

Chartership – good for your employees and your business

Chartered Geographer status is not just beneficial for your employees, but also for you and your business.

Shackleton’s legacy: on display at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum

To mark the centenary of Shackleton’s death, the Society’s exhibition, Shackleton’s legacy and the power of early Antarctic photography, will be on display at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Cornwall from 2 April.

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.

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.

National Careers Week

This National Careers Week we are sharing a range of our I am a geographer career profiles on Instagram to inspire and help students get an important insight into the future of work and further learning.  

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.

Postgraduate Forum elections

We are pleased to announce that nominations for positions on the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Committee for 2022-2023 are now open.

New exhibition on the art of politics

A new exhibition, The art of politics: representing environmental challenges in the UK’s overseas territories, is now available for Fellows and members to view in the Director’s Gallery.

Support for primary geography teachers

Through Teacher Tap, the Society recently conducted a survey of approximately 2,000 primary geography teachers to understand what support they have received for teaching geography during their careers.

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.

Geography in Government Awards – nominate now

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Geography in Government Awards, which celebrate geographers and geographical work across government.

External examining in geography

The Society has published a series of key resources for current and prospective external examiners in geography.

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.

Reflections on annual conference internships

Last year, we welcomed eight interns, funded by the Antipode Foundation and the Society with support from Black Geographers, to support the 2021 Annual International Conference.

Author meets critics: Respatialising Finance

Join our Author meets critics session with author of Respatialising Finance: Power, Politics and Offshore Renminbi Market Making in London, Professor Sarah Hall of University of Nottingham.

Get involved with our regional committees

Following another difficult year, if you find yourself looking for something rewarding to do in 2022, why not consider volunteering for one of the Society’s regional committees?

Research Group grants awarded

Every year we support the Society’s 31 Research and Working Groups through the Research Groups grants scheme.

Nominate now for the 2022 medals and awards

Every year our medals and awards recognise geographers who have made a significant contribution to geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policymaking, and public engagement.

Your membership card for 2022

The image on this year’s membership card features a photograph taken by Yevhen Samuchenko, Magic Tree. 

Circular economy conference

The Society welcomed the Cresting team to the Society on 15 December for the Circular Economy: Sustainability implications of a social transformation conference.

New in Area: Practising legal geographies

The Society’s journal, Area, has this week published a new special section: Practising legal geography.

New to teaching geography guide published

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide to support those new to teaching geography in higher education (HE).

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022

We are delighted to announce our plans for our 2022 Annual International Conference which will take place at Newcastle University from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2022.

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.

Updates on our CDA students

Over the past few months, the Society’s seven current PhD students have continued to carry out their research on the Collections, as well as several associated activities related to their projects.

Need help with your UCAS application?

There has never been a better or more important time to study geography at university, but the application process, particularly writing your personal statement, can seem daunting.

COP26: standing on the shoulders of geographers

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

Muddy glee: what geography fieldwork means in the current moment

Join us for an interactive workshop revisiting a classic Area paper by Louise Bracken and Emma Mawdsley, Muddy Glee: rounding out the picture of women and physical geography fieldwork.

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.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Today is the UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made towards reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health.

Book now for Explore 2021

The Society’s 45th annual fieldwork and planning seminar this November is a weekend for anyone aspiring to undertake original geographical field research.

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 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.

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.

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.

Apply now for our 2022 grants

Every year we support over 60 fieldwork projects with our range of grants, many of which have application deadlines in the coming months.

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.

New episodes: 39 Ways to Save the Planet

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

Apply to give a microlecture

Do you have a geographical journey you want to share with others? Can you inspire, entertain and engage a public audience? If so, apply now to become one of our microlecturers in 2022.

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.

Join us for a tour of Earth Photo 2021

Ahead of the opening of the Earth Photo exhibition to the public next week, we caught up with one of the shortlisted photographers, TJ Watt, whose images appear in the Changing Forests category.

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.

National Map Reading Week

This week is National Map Reading Week, an event run by Ordnance Survey (OS) which aims to encourage people of all ages to understand the importance of map reading and how this vital life skill can unlock the outdoors and keep people safe.

Congratulations to Felix Driver, Lowri Jones and Vandana Patel

Congratulations to Professor Felix Driver, Dr Lowri Jones, Vandana Patel and their research team who have received the President’s Medal of the Society for the History of Natural History, for their work on the research project Hidden Histories of Exploration.

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.

Updates from previous grant recipients

Between 2016 and 2019, the Society supported over 230 projects. We caught up with four of the recipients to hear about their projects and how support from our grants programme aided their research.

Briefing report: realising multiple benefits in Blue-Green Cities

The Society has published a briefing report summarising the actions needed by national and local policymakers, planners, designers and developers, and local communities, to achieve the widespread benefits of blue-green infrastructure (BGI).

Research Group undergraduate dissertation prizes open for submissions

The annual undergraduate dissertation prizes, awarded by many of our Research Groups to recognise outstanding student research, are now open for submissions.

International Archives Week 2021

This week has marked International Archives Week, an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage.

Suresh Paul and Equal Adventure: Geographical Award 2021

We caught up with Dr Suresh Paul, recipient of the Geographical Award to discuss Equal Adventure – the organisation he founded – and the fieldwork of the future.

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.

Philip Ashworth: Cuthbert Peek Award 2021

We caught up with Professor Phil Ashworth, recipient of the Cuthbert Peek Award for his pioneering research methods through modelling of river dynamics, to discuss his career, greatest achievement, and most memorable fieldwork moments.

Isabella Tree: Ness Award 2021

We caught up with Isabella Tree, recipient of the Ness Award, to discuss the importance of rewilding, changing attitudes to conservation and her advice for getting involved in this work.

Dr Ingrid A. Medby receives 2021 Area Prize

Dr Ingrid A. Medby has received this year’s Area prize for her paper, Political geography and language: A reappraisal for a diverse discipline, published in our academic journal Area.

The Society’s roadmap to reopening our building

As coronavirus restrictions in England continue to relax, the Society is planning for when we can welcome Fellows, members, staff and other visitors back into Lowther Lodge, our building in South Kensington.

Everest From Reconnaissance to Summit, 1921 to 1953

The Folio Society has this week published Everest From Reconnaissance to Summit, 1921 to 1953, an account of five key expeditions to Everest using photography and reportage held in the Society’s archives.

School essay 2021 competition launched

The Society and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our joint School Essay Competition for 2021.

Earth Photo 2021 competition deadline approaching

The deadline for this year’s Earth Photo competition is fast approaching, with just one week left to submit your entries.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

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

Research Group climate change competition winners announced

The Society’s Climate Change Research Group have announced the winners of their competition seeking the most effective, original and engaging ways to encourage action on climate change.

Women geographers give insights into working in disaster risk management

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, the Society's Disaster Risk Management PPG spoke to six women geographers working in Disaster Risk Management (DRM).

LGBTQ+ History Month 2021

Throughout February, we have been sharing resources via our social media that highlight the geographies of LGBTQ+ groups, increase their visibility and better understand their history and experiences.

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.

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.

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.

Lights and Shadows

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

Nominate now: Cherry Kearton Medal and Award 2021

We caught up with former Cherry Kearton Medal and Award recipients Steve McCurry and Tacita Dean to discuss what the award meant to them.

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. 

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.

Celebrating the work of the Society’s Research Groups

Our Research Groups have done a great job of creatively adapting to a very challenging year. In celebration of their work, here are just a few highlights from 2020.

Geography and Core Maths resources

During 2020 we have produced a range of useful information and resources from our Geography and Core Maths Initiative.

Earth Photo 2020 winners announced

Jonk has won the 2020 Earth Photo competition for his stunning series Coffee Shop, Abkhazia; Hotel, Portugal; Swimming Pool, Italy and Theater, Abkhazia, which depict abandoned spaces reclaimed by nature.

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2021

We are delighted to announce our plans for our 2021 Annual International Conference which will take place from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021.

Five lectures you must watch during London Climate Action Week

To mark London Climate Action Week, we’ve collated a list of five lectures and talks that you must watch this week.

Northern Ireland Regional Committee celebrates its 10th anniversary

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

Ada Lovelace Day 2020

As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we asked five of our Chartered Geographers how using geographical thinking has supported them in their careers and why geography is important to them.

You said, we did: results from this year’s Membership Survey

In January, we asked our Fellows and members about how they engage with the Society: how they keep up to date with our activities, which member benefits they use, and if they had suggestions for how we could improve their membership experience.

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.

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.

Professional Practice Group on Disaster Risk Management proposed

The Society is pleased to be considering a proposal for its first Professional Practice Group: a network for professionals and others interested in the field of Disaster Risk Management. 

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.

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.

Congratulations: GCSE results day

Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.

Apply for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships

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

Apply to give a microlecture

Do you have a journey you want to share with others? Can you inspire, entertain and engage a public audience? Have you always wanted to speak on the Society’s Ondaatje Theatre stage? If so, apply now to become one of 2021’s microlecturers.

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.

When research gets personal – online discussion sessions

Our Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group are hosting a series of online discussion sessions on the realities of doing research that is personal.

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.

Lowther Lodge closed until November

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Society's building is currently closed to everyone - including Fellows and members - and staff are working remotely.

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.

Geographers in Government group becomes independent profession

The Government Geography Profession has become a standalone profession within the Government Analysis Function and will be based at the Cabinet Office with the Geospatial Commission.

Geography students recognised for excellence

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2019 Excellence Awards and congratulate the students who achieved the highest marks nationally in last year’s summer examinations.

Personalised feedback for Chartered Geographers

Since late 2019, Chartered Geographers have been able to request that their CPD log is reviewed and certified by the accreditation scheme’s assessors.

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.

Meet the journal editors: Area

We caught up with two of the co-editors, Professor Hilary Geoghegan and Dr Julian Leyland, for our journal Area.

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.

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.

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.

The world beyond my window

This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.

Society launches new support for professional geographers

The Society has launched Professional Practice Groups, a new framework of support for professional geographers which brings together those with an interest and expertise in a thematic or sectoral area of professional geographical practice.

Catch up with our educational podcast

The latest episode of our Ask the geographer podcast, features East Londoner Victoria Ayodeji and her remarkable journey from Hackney to the University of Cambridge.

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.

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.

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).

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.

February’s issue of Geographical out now

The February issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.

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.

Society closing times over Christmas

We are closed completely between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020, inclusive.

Developing our work with professional geographers

Earlier this year, the Society’s Council approved the formation of a Professional Advisory Group.

Apply now for the Frederick Soddy Schools Award

Every year, the Frederick Soddy Schools Award offers grants of between £200 and £600 to teachers leading groups of pupils, from UK and Ireland schools.

Geography and Education Research Group launches

To celebrate the Higher Education Research Group becoming the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd), a conference is being held at the University of the West of England in mid-December.

GIS day 2019

To mark GIS day, we’re sharing the career profiles of geographers from a wide range of sectors who use GIS in their day-to-day role.

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.

RGS-IBG and Financial Times Schools Essay Competition winners revealed

The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition that asked students to discuss whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.

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.

Ada Lovelace Day 2019: Celebrating women in STEM careers

It’s Ada Lovelace Day and we’re sharing some profiles of women working across a wide range of roles – all of whom studied geography at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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.

New PhD student begins project on Halley Bay

We are delighted to welcome our newest Collaborative Doctoral Award student, Alice Oates, who has started her PhD project exploring the governance of Antarctica.

Society puzzle book available now

The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book is now available to buy from all good bookshops.

Take part in Lords sustainability debate

Every year the House of Lords opens up the chamber and invites people from across the UK to take part in a lively, topical debate. As a partner in this year’s debate, the Society has a limited number of places available for Fellows and members.

AC2019: Thursday’s research highlights

Research on soil ecology, fertility apps and climate change influencers was presented at our conference yesterday.

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.

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.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Fifty years ago today, Commander Neil Armstrong, Col. Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Lt. Col. Michael Collins successfully completed the first mission to land a person on the moon.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

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

London Climate Action Week

Our contribution to London Climate Action Week is a joint event with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) to share emerging knowledge on how to tackle climate change globally.

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.

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.

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.

AC2019: Early bird registration closes soon

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

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.

Geography in Government award winners revealed

Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.

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.

Share your teaching ideas

A new section of our website allows teachers to share their ideas on how to inspire students about geography.

May’s issue of Geographical out now

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

Where can geography take you?

This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.

Ralph Brown Expedition Award supports subtropical coral reef research

Dr Maria Beger from the University of Leeds has received this year’s Ralph Brown Expedition Award to explore whether subtropical coral reef ecosystems could be a refuge for tropical coral communities.

Walters Kundert Fellowship supports research on Greenland’s tidewater glaciers

The 2019 Walters Kundert Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Alun Hubbard to investigate the processes of submarine melting and iceberg calving on four of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers.

Careers week: the statistics say choose geography

It is National Careers Week, so what better time to remember that if you want to understand our world, help to shape the future, and have a rewarding career that pays well, geography is the subject for you.

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.

Weddell Sea Expedition ends search for Shackleton’s Endurance

The Weddell Sea Expedition has been forced to conclude its search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance. 

Earth Photo 2019 competition launched

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

Are we wearing out the planet?

With London Fashion Week fast approaching, join us for a discussion about the impact of the fashion industry on our planet and what we can all do about it.

February’s issue of Geographical out now

The February issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.

Enduring Eye exhibition visits Cheltenham

Honouring the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917, our Enduring Eye exhibition is on display in Cheltenham until 24 February 2019.

Geographical has new compostable packaging

From February’s issue, Geographical magazine will be delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.

Society events with Ordnance Survey coming up

As part of the Society’s work with Ordnance Survey (OS), two events later this month will help raise awareness of the uses of geospatial data.