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Histories of exploration have become an increasingly popular area of research over the past few decades
Each year the Society and Geographical run a national competition for students to engage with a particular geographical topic

Give the gift of inspiration

For anyone fascinated by our planet’s people, places and environments, gift membership of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the perfect present
The Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is investigating the movement of migrants into and around four of the world’s most pressured cities: Colombo, Dhaka, Harare and Hargeisa
This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award recipient, Redzi Bernard, completed her two-week journey travelling through northern Ethiopia to learn about the lives of women there earlier this year
The Society has launched a new grant scheme to support fieldwork and expeditions in schools
The Society’s medals and awards have been recognising excellence in geographical research, teaching, fieldwork and public engagement since 1831
The following images show the highlights of lunar related material from within the Society’s Collections, from late 16th century ‘lunar clock’ volvelles in Peter Apian’s Cosmographia to images of the Society’s Special Gold Medal awarded to Commander Neil Armstrong for…
The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients have returned from the field. The Mobile Malaria Project team, led by Dr George Busby from the University of Oxford, has travelled over 6,300km across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya to investigate the challenges…
The Society’s Chartered Geographer (CGeog) scheme is the only internationally recognised professional accreditation for those with experience in the use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace
Now in its 22nd year, the Society's annual promotion of geography is introducing a brand new way to enter
Are you thinking of taking some time out to travel? The Society’s Gap Year Planning Toolkit can help you plan your trip and make sure you have the best experience possible
For the past ten years, the Society has supported PhD students carrying out research on our Collections with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Awards. One of the current students is Joy Slappnig, who has recently…

Geographers in Government

The Geographers in Government group, supported by the RGS-IBG, is a group of geographers whose goal is to develop a culture within the Government that recognises the contribution that geography and geographers make to policy design, analysis and delivery
Prestigious photography competition returns for a second year
The Society’s Director has been interviewed by Japan’s national broadcaster, NHK World – watch the video on-demand
The Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is investigating the movement of migrants into and around four of the world’s most pressured cities: Colombo in Sri Lanka, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Harare in Zimbabwe and Hargeisa in Somaliland
The winners of the 2018 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award have been announced. Candidates were asked: ‘What makes the Arctic unique?’

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