All teaching resources free for limited period

To celebrate the launch of our new website, we're making all of the Society's teaching resources free to everyone until Monday 9 April 2018.

RGS-IBG statement on University and College Union (UCU) strike action

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is aware that many academic geographers, as UCU members in universities that participate in USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme), are taking strike action over proposed changes to their pension scheme.

New Director announced

The Society’s Council announced today that Professor Joe Smith will take over as Director on 1 May 2018.

Rob Potter Award

The Society is delighted to announce a new grant for post-doctoral development research.

Research Group grants awarded

The Society is delighted to support a number of Research and Working Group activities over the coming year.

New RGS-IBG Book Series title, ‘Work-life advantage’ by Dr Al James

Dr Al James’ new RGS-IBG book finds that the provision of working arrangements that meaningfully improve the work-life balance of employees also enhances firms’ competitive advantage.

Young Geographers of the Year announced

The winners of the 2017 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award have been announced.

New Chartered Geographers announced

The latest Chartered Geographers have been approved by the Society’s Council. 

New Geography Teacher Training Scholarships announced

As our first cohort of 111 Scholars start their training programmes this term, we are delighted to receive approval from the Department for Education for a new round of Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for individuals starting their training in September 2018.    

Society film archive now available on the BFI Player

Following a Monday night lecture on the Society’s amazing film archive, the extensive collection of films is now available for everyone to watch online.

UK physical geography in excellent health

An international review of physical geography in the UK has declared the discipline’s health and global influence to be excellent.