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Get ready for a special bonus RGS-IBG Explore event, new for 2017
Following a year of consultation, the Council of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has approved the Society’s strategy for the next five years
Recognising excellence: Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Lindsey Hilsum receive Royal Medals

Geography on film

With the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s film collection recently digitised on the BFI Player, Felix Driver reflects on over a century of film-making by geographers and others who used the moving image to bring the subject alive for wider…
Following on from the review of human geography in 2013, physical geography in the UK has recently undergone a health check

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
Geographers are highly employable with geography graduates working in roles ranging from environmental consultants to commercial analysts, and from catastrophe modellers to teachers

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
In a rapidly changing and ever more connected world, the demand for geographical knowledge, skills and understanding has never been greater
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
Do you know someone interested in discovering more about the world’s peoples, places and environments?

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

Explore 2016

This November, the Society’s annual expedition and fieldwork planning weekend celebrates its 40th year
Among the anniversaries being celebrated by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) this year are 60 years of the Society’s Expeditions and Geographical Fieldwork Grants and 40 years of the annual fieldwork and expeditions planning weekend seminar, Explore
Results from the RGS-IBG Medals and Awards 2016
In 2015, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) put in place a small policy team to enhance the Society’s activities in knowledge exchange, and to engage policy-makers, business leaders and other professionals with geographical research and practice
Our ability to collect, store and use geographical data is increasing dramatically, revolutionising how we see, understand and interact with the world. It is vital that geographers possess the skills needed to collect and interpret it effectively

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