Migrants on the margins resources shortlisted for Teach Secondary Award We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources have been shortlisted for a Teach Secondary Award for curriculum impact. Congratulations to our Teacher Training Scholars Congratulations to all our Teacher Training Scholars who have completed either their first year of teaching or their training as part of our Scholarship programme.
World Population Day Today is World Population Day, a UN observance day to raise awareness about how population issues and sustainable development are intertwined. Grant recipients head into the field Our Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork. Findings from Migrants on the margins presented to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Professor Laura Hammond presented findings of the Migrants on the margins research team to members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a meeting at the Society last month.
Previous winners reflect on our Young Geographer of the Year competition We caught up with some of the previous winners of the Young Geographer of the Year competition who explained the role the competition played in getting them to where they are now. Climate change challenges: lessons from Bangladesh Join our panel as they share their insights into how Bangladesh is now on the path to becoming climate resilient, the lessons that can be learned from this, and where things are headed. Read about Earth Photo in Outdoor Photography Popular photography magazine Outdoor Photography features our Earth Photo competition and exhibition in their August issue, which is on newsstands now.
New funding for research on our Collections We are delighted to have received funding for the third round of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme. Mobile Malaria Project returns from the field The Land Rover Bursary recipients have returned from the field after travelling over 6, km to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.
Fieldwork Apprentices head out into the field Our Fieldwork Apprentices are heading out into the field to begin their fieldwork. Origins: how the Earth made us Ahead of his regional theatre tour around the UK later this summer, we caught up with author, presenter and Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster, Professor Lewis Dartnell to discuss his new book Origins: how the Earth made us.
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Forest School activities develop skills valued by employers New research, published today in our journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities but can struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational. Schools adopting Forest School methods see positive impacts on soft skills New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities yet some children struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational when compared with traditional learning activities that are associated with the current National Curriculum.
Honours for highest achieving geography pupils The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the geography examinations. Could you be one of our new editors? International Day for Biological Diversity To mark International Day for Biological Diversity we have made the recording of our recent Monday night lecture Food security: a global challenge available for everyone to watch online until Monday 27 May. Physical geography fieldwork day strengthens teacher networks We held a physical geography fieldwork day for teachers to support the better use of local sites for fieldwork and strengthen local teacher networks.
Food security: a global challenge - Professor Peter Jackson Feeding a growing population from finite resources is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Dissertation prizes open for submissions This year's Research Group dissertation awards and prizes are now open. Medal and award recipients announced This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.
New co-editor for Area appointed We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Leyland as a new co-editor for our academic journal Area. Resources to help with your revision We have plenty of freely available resources on our website to help you with your revision during exam season. Post-conflict restoration of historic Mosul - Andy Miller Andy Miller, a heritage consultant specialising in post-conflict environments, gives an overview of ongoing restoration projects in the Old City of Mosul in the aftermath of its occupation by ISIS.
Earth Photo competition deadline fast approaching The current issue of popular photography magazine Photography News features an interview with award-winning photographer and Earth Photo panel chair Marissa Roth, along with our Director, Professor Joe Smith. World Malaria Day Today is World Malaria Day, an international day to raise awareness of malaria as a curable and preventable disease. Share your teaching ideas A new section of our website allows teachers to share their ideas on how to inspire students about geography. Earth Photo captures our changing forests To mark Earth Day this year, the Society, in partnership with Forestry England, are calling on aspiring and professional photographers alike to submit their images of what a changing forest means to them as part of our Earth Photo competition.
The geography behind digital world-building - Kate Edwards After 25 years in the business, Kate explores how geographers are influencing the digital media industries - using their knowledge of cartography, cultural systems and environmental challenges, to build engaging digital worlds. Migrants on the margins team present their findings in Dhaka The Migrants on the margins team have presented their findings at a stakeholder meeting with local community groups in Dhaka.
Diversity and inclusivity in the geography profession in government Recently appointed Deputy Head of Geography, Patrick Rickles, is committed to building a geography profession which showcases the wide variety of vibrant and successful careers, and the diverse range of individuals in geography roles.
Migrants on the margins resources now available We have launched a new set of educational resources based on our Field Research Programme, Migrants on the margins.
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One month to submit your entries to Earth Photo With the Earth Photo competition deadline only one month away, we caught up with competition judge and award-winning photographer Marissa Roth. Where can geography take you? Beyond the Pole: celebrating 50 years since the British Trans-Arctic Expedition To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the successful completion of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition led by Sir Wally Herbert, his daughter will tell the story of the four men who were the first to reach the North Pole on foot at the Monday night lecture on 1 April.
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Build your own field sensors and data loggers Scientific sensors are typically very expensive, but you can learn how to design and build your own for much less at our workshop on 1 April. Desert dancing: witnessing change in Bedouin culture - EmmaLucy Cole Living with the tribes of the Sinai, EmmaLucy experiences the Dahiyya — a largely forbidden dance where genders freely interact. The spirit of the Colombian Pacific - James Price James journeys by foot and canoe along a remote and unvoiced coastline, to discover why the rainforest and its inhabitants are at risk.
From a mouthful to a movement: my refugee kitchen - Tom Marsden A trip to the eastern Mediterranean becomes a journey into action in the face of the ongoing refugee crisis. Paddleboarding around Langkawi to find Crusoe - Daniel Wynn Daniel goes in search of the castaway experience in an archipelago of 99 islands. Fighting wildlife crime with the world's first female anti-poaching unit - Alice Bromage Alice travels to South Africa to work with the Black Mambas on tactics, self-confidence, and the fear of lions.
Climate change is a key part of geography With another nationwide climate change strike planned for tomorrow, our Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Steve Brace has highlighted that climate change is a key part of geography. Drone technology helps map malaria in Zanzibar Drone technology is helping to identify potential malaria hotspots by mapping aquatic mosquito breeding habitats in Zanzibar, thanks to a pilot project funded by our grants programme in Geographers in government update It's been just over a year since geography was established as a sub-discipline within the Government Science and Engineering Profession - here's an update 12 months on.
Careers week: the statistics say choose geography It is National Careers Week, so what better time to remember that if you want to understand our world, help to shape the future, and have a rewarding career that pays well, geography is the subject for you.
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Workshop explores implications of Brexit Brexit! Book a Geography Ambassador visit Our Geography Ambassadors are a great way to introduce pupils to the many benefits of studying geography, and where it can lead them in the future. Are we wearing out the planet?
Extreme weather learning resources Based on a research project looking at extreme weather events in the past, present and future, we have put together a series of resources to help students learn about extreme weather.
The immeasurable world: journeys in desert places — William Atkins William recounts his experiences of some of the world's driest places, from the borderlands of the USA to the sacred deserts of Egypt's Desert Fathers. Data Skills in Geography project continuing into The Society is delighted to be continuing our Data Skills in Geography project in , thanks to additional funding from the Nuffield Foundation. Geography in the news: air pollution mapping This month has seen the issue of air pollution consistently hitting the headlines.
School Member lecture: the carbon cycle Our next lecture exclusively for School Members is on the carbon cycle and takes place on 6 February at 5. Book now for Explore South West Explore South West on 9 February is your chance to learn directly from a range of scientists and explorers carrying out field research and scientific expeditions. Chasing fire — Dr Thomas Smith Through sharing his experiences of chasing wildfires accross four continents, Thomas will explore the science of 'pyrogeography' and what it can tell us about the drivers and impacts of environmental change.
Creating a 'master map' of the UK: a route to a better future? Tourists putting themselves at risk to witness volcanic eruptions New research published in our journal Geo: Geography and Environment, reveals the dangers and lengths that thrill-seeking tourists are willing to go to in order to witness live volcanic eruptions. Enduring Eye exhibition visits Cheltenham Honouring the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance expedition of , our Enduring Eye exhibition is on display in Cheltenham until 24 February Geography graduate earnings in the spotlight A recent report, published by the Department for Education and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, provides new insights into what geography students are likely to earn after leaving university.
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Chile revisited — Sara Wheeler Sara returns to the thin country to mark the 25th anniversary of her bestselling book recounting a six-month journey from the Peruvian border to Chilean Antarctica. Frederick Soddy Schools Award The Society is delighted to announce a new grant scheme to support school fieldwork and expeditions. Accessing our journals online Our Fellows can now opt for digital access to all our academic journals as part of their Fellowship subscription.
New membership card for revealed Our membership card for is now available. Society closing times over Christmas We are closed completely between Monday 24 December and Tuesday 1 January , inclusive. Volcano tourism: unprepared tourists putting themselves at risk to see live eruptions New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society with IBG journal Geo: Geography and the Environment, reveals the dangers that thrill-seeking tourists are exposing themselves to, in the name of experiencing a live volcanic eruption.
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Society partners with Wiley to digitise Collections We are delighted to be the latest partner of the Wiley Digital Archives, and to be enabling several million items from our Collections to be digitised. AC call for sessions, papers and posters The call for sessions, papers and posters at the Society's annual conference is now open. The Sustainable Development Goals: ambition or fantasy? Give the gift of membership Give them the perfect gift this year: Society membership.
The fight for beauty - Dame Fiona Reynolds Fiona reflects on why beauty matters, yet barely features in public debate and policy. Geography Ambassadors start training Our newest cohort of Geography Ambassadors begin their training over the coming weeks in preparation for their first school visits. Working together to ChooseGeography The Society recently held a workshop with representatives from 35 universities, to explore how geography can be better promoted within schools, and how applications at degree level can be encouraged.
An evening with Paul Rose A career of professional diving in the world's wildest, remote, challenging and pristine places gives Paul a unique perspective of our seas. Is the Arctic getting greener? The women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition - Felicity Aston A team of novice polar explorers from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the rapidly dwindling sea ice of the Arctic Ocean in this tale of faith, hope and cultural insight. John Thomson: pioneer of travel photography - Deborah Ireland Deborah explores how RGS Instructor in Photography, John Thompson, applied images to the science of geography, to guide and influence a new generation of travellers.