One of our aims is to stimulate the awareness and enjoyment of geography to a diverse range of people through lectures, events, in schools, through publications, providing grants, and many other activities.
Known as the ‘home of British geography’, the Society is well known for its links with explorers including Livingstone, Scott and Shackleton.
Membership is open to all and includes geographers, teachers, expeditioners and enthusiasts.
As an avid traveller, we would encourage you to join the Society to make your journey richer. Learn more about your destination’s culture, history or geography and enjoy events, use the extensive library, get advice and enjoy many other benefits.
Geography Outdoors : the centre supporting field research, exploration and outdoor learning
Our courses during the year focus on specialist subjects, field techniques and field safety training.
Key titles cover many aspects of planning, fund-raising, logistics and research. www.rgs.org/GOpubs
World register of field centres
Sites for environmental field research www.rgs.org/fieldcentres
Online database of over 8,500 planned and returned expeditions. A unique reference collection of over 4,500 reports. www.rgs.org/expeditionreports
Specialist advice Remote medicine www.rgs.org/medicalcell Field mapping www.rgs.org /mapping
“ Expeditions are all about bringing people together, be it as a team, or to meet those on a journey. Together you will discover more about yourself, more about those that you share your planet with and more about the world you live in.
Expeditions are the inspiration of one, or a few, who bring like minded people together to share their dream or challenge. It is only by being part of the ‘expedition’ community that you will open doors and be given opportunities to undertake projects more adventurous and rewarding than you ever imagined.
The bottom line is, if you don’t get out there and meet people, you will be missing out on an amazing voyage of discovery.... ...the RGS is the place where it all starts.”