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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.

 

 

Working partnerships

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) continues strong relationships with multiple geographical partners 

July 2018

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for July 2018
RGS-IBG backed competition aims to highlight geography’s role in understanding the world
Baroness Lynda Chalker has been elected as President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the second woman to take on this role in the Society’s history

June 2018

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for June 2018
With the second field season for Migrants on the margins – the RGS-IBG’s collaborative field research programme – well underway, we focus on the work of PhD student, Selina Pasirayi

May 2018

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for May 2018

New look RGS-IBG website

After a year of focused development, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s new website is live
Geographical sat down with new RGS-IBG Director Joe Smith to discuss his appointment

April 2018

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for April 2018

March 2018

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for March 2018
Supporting the future of the Society through a legacy gift
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) appoints Professor Joe Smith, currently Head of Geography at the Open University, as its new director

Enduring Eye in Hull

Enduring Eye, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) exhibition and the linked Heritage Lottery Funded project Shackleton’s Endurance: discovering our shared Antarctic heritage, are at the Hull Maritime Museum from 3 March to 3 June, 2018

February 2018

A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for February 2018
The 2017 Young Geographer of the Year competition asked pupils to answer the question ‘What is the geography of your favourite place?’
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

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