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Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is dedicated to the development and promotion of geographical knowledge, together with its application to the challenges facing society and the environment.

The Society  is a leading world centre for geographers and geographical learning. One of its aims is to stimulate the awareness and enjoyment of the subject to a diverse range of people.

Geography is about the understanding of the people, places and environments of our world, the processes by which they are changing, and the interconnections between them – both locally and globally.

The Society carries out a wide range of activities to support its aims. It supports research groups; promotes geography within the national curriculum; produces scholarly publications; provides training in scientific field techniques and expeditions; offers information through its large map collection, library and picture library; and engages the wider public through a popular national lecture series.

 

 

Following on from the review of human geography in 2013, physical geography in the UK has recently undergone a health check

June 2017

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for June 2017

Regional reach

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is based at Lowther Lodge in London, but its reach and impact extends far beyond the iconic building’s walls

May 2017

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for May 2017

April 2017

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for April 2017
Geographers are highly employable with geography graduates working in roles ranging from environmental consultants to commercial analysts, and from catastrophe modellers to teachers

March 2017

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for March 2017

Migrants on the Margins

Migrants on the Margins, a three-year field research project led by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is attempting to improve our understanding of the experiences of migrants and their access to urban opportunities

February 2017

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for February 2017
In a rapidly changing and ever more connected world, the demand for geographical knowledge, skills and understanding has never been greater

January 2017

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for January 2017
Each year the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Geographical run Young Geographer of the Year, a national competition for pupils aged between nine and 18, which encourages pupils to engage with a specific geographical topic
The popularity of geography at both GCSE and A Level has grown significantly. 2016 saw GCSE entries rise for the sixth consecutive year, while the number of candidates sitting A Level geography increased by 16.5 per cent between 2011 and 2016
Nottingham’s Station Street will soon be the location of a remarkable free outdoor exhibition of aerial photographs as part of a wider initiative by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to encourage the public to discover more about the UK’s…

December 2016

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for December 2016
Do you know someone interested in discovering more about the world’s peoples, places and environments?
2016 marks the 40th year of ‘Explore’, the RGS-IBG’s expedition and field research planning weekend. For the ebullient curator, Shane Winser, the priority remains the same: to inspire and assist the next generation of field scientists and explorers

Formulating strategy

Dr Rita Gardner CBE, Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), encourages RGS-IBG members to get involved in formulating the new strategy

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