The Royal geographical Society


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 Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. We are a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.


As a charity we serve an exceptionally wide range of public and professional audiences, including our 16,500 members, and our work reaches millions of people each year.


As the learned society and professional body for geography, our work champions and advances the discipline with many different audiences, both nationally and internationally, enhancing a shared understanding of our inter-dependent world.

In doing this we support and promote geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions, and geography in society. We also advise on policy issues and support professional accreditation. The Society has substantial Collections available to all.


Geography has never been more important in helping everyone in understanding the rapidly changing world.

With over 15,500 members and Fellows in some 100 countries, members are diverse, enthusiastic and the lifeblood of the organisation. Society membership is open to all – with different categories to suit all types of interest and involvement.


Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers),

1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR, UK


Phone: +44 20 7591 3000

Fax: +44 20 7591 3001


1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR – UK

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