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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.

 

 

Now in its 22nd year, the Society's annual promotion of geography is introducing a brand new way to enter
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for June 2019
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for May 2019
Are you thinking of taking some time out to travel? The Society’s Gap Year Planning Toolkit can help you plan your trip and make sure you have the best experience possible
For the past ten years, the Society has supported PhD students carrying out research on our Collections with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Awards. One of the current students is Joy Slappnig, who has recently…
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for April 2019

Geographers in Government

The Geographers in Government group, supported by the RGS-IBG, is a group of geographers whose goal is to develop a culture within the Government that recognises the contribution that geography and geographers make to policy design, analysis and delivery
Prestigious photography competition returns for a second year
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for March 2019
The Society’s Director has been interviewed by Japan’s national broadcaster, NHK World – watch the video on-demand
The Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is investigating the movement of migrants into and around four of the world’s most pressured cities: Colombo in Sri Lanka, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Harare in Zimbabwe and Hargeisa in Somaliland
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for February 2019
The winners of the 2018 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award have been announced. Candidates were asked: ‘What makes the Arctic unique?’
The Society’s academic publications have a sleek new online home
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for January 2019
A selection of RGS-IBG events including lectures and exhibitions around the UK for December 2018

RGS-IBG Christmas gifts

As a reader of Geographical, you appreciate the value and relevance of geography, and how it helps us to understand the challenges of the 21st century. Why not share this with your friends, family and community through gift and sponsored…

Everest: A Reconnaissance

A new exhibition of photographs from the 1921 Everest expedition will be on show in the Society’s Pavilion this autumn

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