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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.

 

 

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

November 2016

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for November 2016

October 2016

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for October 2016

Explore 2016

This November, the Society’s annual expedition and fieldwork planning weekend celebrates its 40th year

September 2016

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for September 2016
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

August 2016

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for August 2016
Results from the RGS-IBG Medals and Awards 2016
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for July 2016
What impact will the dramatic result of the EU referendum have on Britain's environmental policies? Come along to the RGS-IBG to find out
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
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for June 2016
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for May 2016
To celebrate the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, the 2015 Young Geographer of the Year competition asked pupils to answer the question ‘Why does Antarctica matter?’
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for April 2016
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) can help you explore the UK through it's Discovering Britain series of self-guided walks

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