The Rex Walford Award is for trainees or teachers who have just started their careers.
The Rex Walford Award is for trainees or teachers who have just started their careers, including students enrolled on a PGCE course, Teach First, or Schools Direct alongside NQTs and colleagues at a similar stage in their careers.
Similarly to the Young Geographer of the Year competition, 2018's Rex Walford Award asked entrants to produce a short scheme of work, covering at least three lessons that focused on the question ‘What makes the Arctic unique?’
The winner of the 2018 Rex Walford Award is Kathryn Crawshay, a teacher at The Wellington Academy.
This course gives EVCs at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with other EVCs.
5 December 2019
A full day workshop that supports Educational Visits Coordinators (EVCs) in their roles by covering the legal and practical procedures required of their position.
4 December 2019
A practical workshop exploring assessment and feedback literacy and academic standards in geography.
27 August 2019
The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.
Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.
22 August 2019
The Society, working with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), has published a new series of case studies championing and celebrating the critical role of geographical information, technologies and approaches.
21 August 2019
Members of the Migrants on the margins team will be presenting their research in a session at this year’s Annual International Conference.
19 August 2019
Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.
15 August 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.
12 August 2019
This year we are making a concerted effort to raise awareness around the sustainability of our Annual International Conference.
9 August 2019
The Society took over the Forum stage for a day at the Wilderness Festival entertaining and inspiring festival-goers with geography.
7 August 2019
This month's Geographical takes a look at different projects trying to secure the future of our food.
5 August 2019
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?
2 August 2019
The Migrants on the margins team were at the Hargeisa International Book Fair last week to present their research to the local community.
29 July 2019
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.
26 July 2019
We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources have been shortlisted for a Teach Secondary Award for curriculum impact.
24 July 2019
Congratulations to all our Teacher Training Scholars who have completed either their first year of teaching or their training as part of our Scholarship programme.
22 July 2019
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.
20 July 2019
The results of the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) paint a positive picture of geography student experiences across the UK.
15 July 2019
Congratulations to the Chartered Geographers who were approved by the Society’s Council in June.
12 July 2019
Today is World Population Day, a UN observance day to raise awareness about how population issues and sustainable development are intertwined.
11 July 2019
Our 2019 Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork.
10 July 2019
Elisabetta Zavoli has won the 2019 Earth Photo competition for her work The Landfill Midwife.
8 July 2019
Professor Laura Hammond presented findings of the Migrants on the margins research team to members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a meeting at the Society last month.
5 July 2019
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.
3 July 2019
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.
2 July 2019
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.
1 July 2019
Popular photography magazine Outdoor Photography features our Earth Photo competition and exhibition in their August issue, which is on newsstands now.
28 June 2019
This month's issue of Geographical features a dossier on earthquake prediction.
27 June 2019
We are delighted to have received funding for the third round of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.
26 June 2019
The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients have returned from the field after travelling over 6,300 km to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.
25 June 2019
A parliamentary debate held earlier this week about teaching migration in the school curriculum highlighted the Society’s school resources about this issue.
21 June 2019
Our 2019 Fieldwork Apprentices are heading out into the field to begin their fieldwork.
19 June 2019
To mark Refugee Week, we’ve worked with Professor Heaven Crawley, to produce educational resources for geography teachers at GCSE and A Level.
17 June 2019
Ahead of his regional theatre tour around the UK later this summer, we caught up with author, presenter and Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster, Professor Lewis Dartnell to discuss his new book Origins: how the Earth made us.
14 June 2019
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.
13 June 2019
New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities yet some children struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational when compared with traditional learning activities that are associated with the current National Curriculum.
New research, published today in our journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.
11 June 2019
New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.
With over 750 Chartered Geographers now accredited, we caught up with two of our CGeog assessors, Angela Baker and Dr Stephanie Davidson.
10 June 2019
Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.
7 June 2019
We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2018 Excellence Awards, and congratulate the pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in last summer’s geography examinations.
6 June 2019
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2018 geography examinations.
Our academic journals are now being delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.
5 June 2019
Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.
4 June 2019
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.
3 June 2019
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.
31 May 2019
The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.
29 May 2019
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.
28 May 2019
New co-editors are being sought for the Society’s book series and two of our academic journals, Area and The Geographical Journal.
24 May 2019
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.
23 May 2019
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
22 May 2019
Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.
21 May 2019
RGS-IBG grant recipients, Katie and Karen recount their separate journeys along two rivers; the Murray and the Naryn. Whilst challenging themselves, they discovered the difficulties faced by the people who rely on rivers for their livelihoods.
20 May 2019
The provisional programme for this year’s Annual International Conference is now live.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, Dr Agatha Herman, Dr Thomas Smith and Dr Max Martin.
17 May 2019
We held a physical geography fieldwork day for teachers to support the better use of local sites for fieldwork and strengthen local teacher networks.
16 May 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s academic journals are now available online.
15 May 2019
Feeding a growing population from finite resources is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Peter explores how we can achieve more sustainable and healthy systems of food production and consumption.
13 May 2019
The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.
This year's Research Group dissertation awards and prizes are now open.
10 May 2019
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.
8 May 2019
This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.
6 May 2019
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.
3 May 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Leyland as a new co-editor for our academic journal Area.
2 May 2019
We have plenty of freely available resources on our website to help you with your revision during exam season.
1 May 2019
The Society is delighted to have been the focus of an episode of Audible’s new podcast series ‘How to outperform: what Britain’s best brands can teach the world’.
30 April 2019
Andy Miller, a heritage consultant specialising in post-conflict environments, gives an overview of ongoing restoration projects in the Old City of Mosul in the aftermath of its occupation by ISIS.
29 April 2019
The current issue of popular photography magazine Photography News features an interview with award-winning photographer and Earth Photo panel chair Marissa Roth, along with our Director, Professor Joe Smith.
Today is World Malaria Day, an international day to raise awareness of malaria as a curable and preventable disease. The Mobile Malaria Project are currently investigating the front line of malaria control in Africa.
25 April 2019
A new section of our website allows teachers to share their ideas on how to inspire students about geography.
24 April 2019
This month's issue of Geographical takes a closer look at child labour in the tobacco industry.
23 April 2019
To mark Earth Day this year, the Society, in partnership with Forestry England, are calling on aspiring and professional photographers alike to submit their images of what a changing forest means to them as part of our Earth Photo competition.
22 April 2019
We are delighted to announce the recent election of two new Research Group Representatives to the Society’s Research and Higher Education (RHE) Committee.
18 April 2019
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.
17 April 2019
After 25 years in the business, Kate explores how geographers are influencing the digital media industries - using their knowledge of cartography, cultural systems and environmental challenges, to build engaging digital worlds.
15 April 2019
The Migrants on the margins team have presented their findings at a stakeholder meeting with local community groups in Dhaka.
New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) journal Transactions, reveals the emotional impact experienced by the partners and families left behind by mobile workers.
11 April 2019
Congratulations to Dr Peter Martin who has successfully completed his PhD research as part of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards.
10 April 2019
Recently appointed Deputy Head of Geography, Patrick Rickles, is committed to building a geography profession which showcases the wide variety of vibrant and successful careers, and the diverse range of individuals in geography roles.
We have launched a new set of educational resources based on our Field Research Programme, Migrants on the margins.
9 April 2019
With the Earth Photo 2019 competition deadline only one month away, we caught up with competition judge and award-winning photographer Marissa Roth.
8 April 2019
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
5 April 2019
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.
3 April 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new editorial board members for the Society’s book series.
2 April 2019
In 1969 four men successfully completed the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean, led by Sir Wally Herbert. On the 50th anniversary of this exceptional achievement, Kari tells their story.
1 April 2019
The Society has responded to the Ofsted consultation on the Draft Education Inspection Framework, which sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision, and registered early years’ settings.
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.
29 March 2019
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.
28 March 2019
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.
27 March 2019
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the successful completion of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition led by Sir Wally Herbert, his daughter will tell the story of the four men who were the first to reach the North Pole on foot at the Monday night lecture on 1 April.
26 March 2019
The Arctic is changing. But how and where is it changing, and why does it matter to those who call it home and those who don't?
25 March 2019
The current Land Rover Bursary recipients have begun their eight week journey.
Today is World Water Day, an annual observance day that highlights the importance of fresh water.
22 March 2019
In the wake of recent strikes by young people across the UK to protest climate change inaction, this month’s issue of Geographical takes a closer look at the growing global youth protestor movement.
21 March 2019
The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
20 March 2019
The Society’s Immediate Past President, Nicholas Crane, is giving the 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture in Newcastle at the end of the month.
19 March 2019
Scientific sensors are typically very expensive, but you can learn how to design and build your own for much less at our workshop on 1 April.
18 March 2019
Living with the tribes of the Sinai, EmmaLucy experiences the Dahiyya – a largely forbidden dance where genders freely interact.
14 March 2019
Focusing on the local and engaging the environmentalists of the future, Taylor realises the role of adventure in our struggle with one of today’s big challenges.
James journeys by foot and canoe along a remote and unvoiced coastline, to discover why the rainforest and its inhabitants are at risk.
A trip to the eastern Mediterranean becomes a journey into action in the face of the ongoing refugee crisis. Tom responds through food. Half a million meals later, he is still serving.
Daniel goes in search of the castaway experience in an archipelago of 99 islands. Without support, and increasingly without water, he finds it.
Alice travels to South Africa to work with the Black Mambas on tactics, self-confidence, and the fear of lions.
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 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.
13 March 2019
Later this month, the Society’s South Committee are welcoming Professors Danny Dorling and Klaus Dodds to Bournemouth for an evening of geopolitics.
12 March 2019
The panel of expert judges for this year’s Earth Photo competition has been announced.
11 March 2019
Today is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re acknowledging the work of female geographers in developing the discipline.
8 March 2019
It's been just over a year since geography was established as a sub-discipline within the Government Science and Engineering Profession - here's an update 12 months on.
7 March 2019
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.
6 March 2019
Join us for an evening of inspiration and entertainment as six new generation speakers have just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.
4 March 2019
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.
1 March 2019
We are delighted to announce that our Weddell Sea Expedition resources have been selected as a finalist for The Education Resources Awards.
27 February 2019
An incredible photographic exhibition illustrating Shackleton’s exploration of Antarctica and his crew’s epic struggle for survival is now on display at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.
26 February 2019
It’s the time of year when pupils are choosing which subjects to continue studying at both GCSE and A Level and we have a range of resources to encourage them to choose geography.
25 February 2019
Out now, March’s issue of Geographical magazine includes a look at the need for decommissioning the thousands of ageing platforms and equipment used by the offshore oil and gas industry.
22 February 2019
Our Alexander Awards Summer School 2019 is now open for applications.
21 February 2019
The deadline for this year’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships is fast approaching.
20 February 2019
The latest issues of the Society’s scholarly journals are now available online.
19 February 2019
Our Geography Ambassadors are a great way to introduce pupils to the many benefits of studying geography, and where it can lead them in the future.
18 February 2019
The Weddell Sea Expedition has been forced to conclude its search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance.
15 February 2019
This month’s issue of Sidetracked magazine features a foreword from Society Director Professor Joe Smith.
14 February 2019
We’re excited to announce this year’s Earth Photo competition is now open for entries.
13 February 2019
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.
12 February 2019
Based on a research project looking at extreme weather events in the past, present and future, we have put together a series of resources to help students learn about extreme weather.
11 February 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Society is now a partner of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme.
8 February 2019
For James Aldred and Johnathan Drori, trees are an integral part of their lives. Join us for an evening where they share their passion and enthusiasm for all things trees.
7 February 2019
Congratulations to Dr John Shears FRGS, who has been awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding achievement and service in the field of polar research.
6 February 2019
The final of the BBC’s ICONS: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century will be broadcast live at 9.00pm tonight.
5 February 2019
William recounts his experiences of some of the world's driest places, from the borderlands of the USA to the sacred deserts of Egypt's Desert Fathers.
4 February 2019
The Society is delighted to be continuing our Data Skills in Geography project in 2019, thanks to additional funding from the Nuffield Foundation.
Our Director Professor Joe Smith discusses his plans to take the Society forward over the coming years in an episode of ‘Direct Talk’, aired by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK World.
1 February 2019
This month has seen the issue of air pollution consistently hitting the headlines.
31 January 2019
Our next lecture exclusively for School Members is on the carbon cycle and takes place on 6 February at 5.00pm.
30 January 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new co-editors for two of the Society’s academic journals.
28 January 2019
Explore South West on 9 February is your chance to learn directly from a range of scientists and explorers carrying out field research and scientific expeditions.
25 January 2019
The February issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.
24 January 2019
Prior to his regional theatres tour, we caught up with journalist, author and broadcaster, Tim Marshall, to discuss his new book.
22 January 2019
Through sharing his experiences of chasing wildfires accross four continents, Thomas will explore the science of 'pyrogeography' and what it can tell us about the drivers and impacts of environmental change.
21 January 2019
The deadline for this year’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants is fast approaching.
Sir Ron Cooke, an eminent physical geographer and former President of the Society, has kindly supported a new award for A Level students.
16 January 2019
Recent neuroscience research has explored how the brain represents details of places and navigation – but how is that linked to how we navigate in the real world?
15 January 2019
Miranda explores how powerful information about location can be used to build a system of smarter infrastructure to help the UK economy and society to thrive.
14 January 2019
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.
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.
10 January 2019
A recent report, published by the Department for Education and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, provides new insights into what geography students are likely to earn after leaving university.
9 January 2019
From February’s issue, Geographical magazine will be delivered to subscribers in 100% compostable packaging.
8 January 2019
Sara returns to the thin country to mark the 25th anniversary of her bestselling book recounting a six-month journey from the Peruvian border to Chilean Antarctica.
7 January 2019
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.
The Society is delighted to announce a new grant scheme to support school fieldwork and expeditions.
4 January 2019
Our Fellows can now opt for digital access to all our academic journals as part of their Fellowship subscription.
3 January 2019
Our membership card for 2019 is now available.
2 January 2019
We are closed completely between Monday 24 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019, inclusive.
22 December 2018
December has seen climate change frequently hitting the headlines as 23,000 delegates from 197 states participated in the 24th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
21 December 2018
New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) journal Geo: Geography and the Environment, reveals the dangers that thrill-seeking tourists are exposing themselves to, in the name of experiencing a live volcanic eruption.
20 December 2018
The Society has launched a new set of educational resources to help UK schools engage with the Weddell Sea Expedition.
19 December 2018
The January issue of Geographical is available now both online and in print.
18 December 2018
Explore South West is the perfect opportunity to learn from scientists and explorers who are undertaking field research and scientific expeditions that make a real difference to the world.
17 December 2018
The Society’s Council has ratified the accreditation of more than 70 programmes from a wide cross-section of institutions around the United Kingdom in the first round of its undergraduate geography programme accreditation scheme.
15 December 2018
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.
13 December 2018
We are delighted to announce that the Frederick Soddy Trust has become a linked charity of RGS-IBG.
12 December 2018
To celebrate the International Mountain Day, we have put together a selection of Discovering Britain’s favourite mountain walks, trails and viewpoints, for you to discover why our mountains matter even in the UK.
11 December 2018
Struggling for a gift for that difficult-to-buy-for person in your life? Why not give the gift of Society membership?
10 December 2018
The Society is proud to have a vibrant and active membership community of 16,000 geographers. With Fellows and members from some 100 countries, membership is the lifeblood of the Society.
9 December 2018
A series of animations produced by the Society were Highly Commended at the 2018 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.
7 December 2018
To celebrate the support provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable our work, we’re holding a free celebratory open house afternoon on 7 December 2018.
5 December 2018
Before his ‘In conversation’ event in Belfast later this week, we caught up with former journalist Ed Gorman to discuss his book Death of a Translator, his experiences in Afghanistan and the impact of conflict.
4 December 2018
We are delighted to be the latest partner of the Wiley Digital Archives, and to be enabling several million items from our Collections to be digitised.
3 December 2018
This weekend marks the end of National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. To join in the celebrations, the Discovering Britain team has put together a collection of their favourite walks, trails and viewpoints in forests and woodlands throughout the country.
30 November 2018
The winners of the 2018 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award were announced on Wednesday 28 November, after answering the question ‘What makes the Arctic unique?’.
29 November 2018
The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's 2019 annual conference is now open.
27 November 2018
Linden considers whether the Sustainable Development Goals offer a realistic roadmap for the future of our planet. Are they a unifying call or a random wish list?
26 November 2018
Eleven new Deputy Heads of Geography have been appointed within the Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSE).
Give them the perfect gift this year: Society membership.
23 November 2018
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.
22 November 2018
Over 350 people gathered at Lowther Lodge earlier this month for the Society’s 42nd annual Explore weekend.
21 November 2018
Fiona reflects on why beauty matters, yet barely features in public debate and policy. She will argue that beauty is needed to moderate the increasingly commercial, economistic narrative that prevails today.
19 November 2018
Our newest cohort of Geography Ambassadors begin their training over the coming weeks in preparation for their first school visits.
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?
15 November 2018
Today is GIS Day and users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology are highlighting its benefits and the difference it makes to our everyday lives.
14 November 2018
Paul will examine developments in flood risk modelling, which has long been dominated by engineers and mathematicians, and show how Geographers and their technologies have challenged and disrupted traditional approaches to understanding floods.
12 November 2018
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.
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Society’s academic journal Area.
9 November 2018
The Society’s primary school geography resources have been awarded 3 stars as part of the Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018.
8 November 2018
This Thursday, 8 November, the Society is hosting GeoCom, the AGI’s annual conference.
7 November 2018
A career of professional diving in the world's wildest, remote, challenging and pristine places gives Paul a unique perspective of our seas. Can we be more optimistic about the future health of our Oceans?
5 November 2018
The Society is joining the Weddell Sea Expedition as educational partner and will be sharing the expedition’s scientific findings with schools across the UK and internationally through specially written schools resources.
To mark the donation of Eric Newby’s archive to the Society, Alexander Maitland will be giving a Be Inspired talk on Monday 5 November. In advance of the talk, we asked Alexander to tell us more about Eric Newby and the items that have been donated.
2 November 2018
This illustrated lecture explores beauty and ruin in the old caravansary towns of the Thar Desert in Shekhawati, and highlights conservation efforts aimed at preserving the region’s fading visual culture.
29 October 2018
We caught up with this year’s Walters Kundert Fellowship recipient, Dr Isla Myers-Smith of the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, who is investigating whether the Arctic is getting greener. She told us about how new technologies are enhancing her research and making analysis not only more accurate, but easier.
24 October 2018
A team of novice polar explorers from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the rapidly dwindling sea ice of the Arctic Ocean in this tale of faith, hope and cultural insight.
22 October 2018
A collection newly acquired by the Society includes photographs and diary entries by one of the world’s first travel writers, Eric Newby, who set sail, aged just 18, from Belfast 80 years ago today for one of the last grain races to Australia.
18 October 2018
Deborah explores how 1886 RGS Instructor in Photography, John Thompson, applied images to the science of geography, to guide and influence a new generation of travellers.
15 October 2018
The Society’s annual Explore weekend - an unmissable opportunity to gain advice, inspiration and contacts for your own research project or expedition - is fast approaching . Early Bird discounts end on 15 October.
12 October 2018
Paralympian Karen Darke MBE will be sharing tales from her ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ tomorrow morning on BBC Radio 4 at 11.00am.
11 October 2018
This autumn the Society is holding a new exhibition of platinum prints of photographs of the 1921 expedition to Everest.
10 October 2018
After a decade of work in West Papua, BBC presenter and journalist Will Millard was diagnosed with PTSD. This talk details both his work and trauma, and describes how a love for water has helped him recover.
8 October 2018
Last week the Society held the first of two exhibitions taking place this autumn that present initial findings from our field research programme, Migrants on the margins.