Paul Presley

The Rio Olympic carnival kicks into action this week, but last year Brazil saw competitors gathering for a very different festival of sport
While all eyes are on the world’s best athletes in Rio this summer, Geographical looks at the equally competitive, if slightly older, veterans still competing well into their old age
A development team from Iceland is bringing the top of the world to the heart of your living room
The prestigious CIWEM photography competition reveals the year’s best images and video aimed at putting environmental issues at the fore
Martine Croxall is a journalist, broadcaster and one of the main presenters for BBC News. She also hosts the channel’s The Papers programme and presents the RGS-IBG’s Discovering People evenings
In 1821, Swiss painter Gabriel Charton produced what has become the rarest of early guide books to the Alpine region. 

BLUE ICE by Alex Bernasconi

Penguin fatigue. Undeniably breathtaking as Alex Bernasconi’s photography is, there are times when a spot of judicious editing wouldn’t have gone amiss
Winners announced in the prestigious annual photography competition

Frank Barrett

Frank Barrett is an author and Travel Editor for The Mail on Sunday. His latest book, Treasured Island, is an odyssey around Britain in search of the landmarks that inspired Britain’s literary classics

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

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