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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.

 

 

Geography is increasingly popular in schools, with the 2017 public examination results showing the number of both GCSE and A Level entrants at a 16-year high

January 2018

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for January 2018
Do you know someone who is interested in discovering more about the world’s people, places and environments? Membership of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the perfect present for them

December 2017

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

Fundraising for the Future

Reviewing the latest funding news from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

November 2017

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for November 2017
It is said that British cavers have discovered more caves on this planet than any other nation. To celebrate this fact, the British Caving Association in conjunction with the British Cave Research Association are holding a four-day weekend of talks…

October 2017

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

New horizons for RGS Explore

Get ready for a special bonus RGS-IBG Explore event, new for 2017

September 2017

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

August 2017

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

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…

July 2017

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

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