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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.

 

 

The RGS-IBG has digitised its historic collection of glass plate and celluloid negatives from Frank Hurley, official photographer of the Endurance Expedition
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for March 2016
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for February 2016
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for January 2016
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for December 2015
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for November 2015
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for October 2015

A Lifelong Passion

As the new President of the RGS–IBG, Nicholas Crane has big shoes to fill. But following a lifetime of dedication to promoting geography, and with a high-profile, public face, Paul Presley finds that the Society couldn’t be in better hands
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for September 2015
Unveiling Iran – in association with Travel The Unknown
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for August 2015
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for July 2015
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for June 2015

May 2015

A selection of RGS–IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for May 2015
A selection of RGS–IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for April 2015
A selection of RGS–IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for March 2015
A selection of RGS–IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for February 2015
Student numbers for geography have been rising for the last five years with 225,000 sitting a GCSE in the subject and 55,600 taking an A-level in 2014

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