Curriculum Design: Teaching Geospatial Analysis

Following our fourth webinar on educational reform, RSGS Education Committee Chair Alastair McConnell reports on the findings from discussion and feedback and the recommendations for teaching geospatial analysis. Read more

Introducing Clare Hamilton, new RSGS Deputy CEO

We are delighted introduce our new Deputy Chief Executive, Clare Hamilton, a specialist in international environmental law and policy. Learn more about Clare in our latest blog! Read more

Three women explorers who tore up the rule book

On International Women's Day, we look at three remarkable women travellers, Isabella Bird, Mary Kingsley and Isobel Wylie Hutchison, who lived life according to their own rules, and made a great success of it. Read more

The Turkey and Syria earthquakes - a year on

The Disasters Emergency Committee consider how Turkey and Syria continue to cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes that hit both countries a year ago. Read more

Remembering Shackleton

On the 150th anniversary of Shackleton’s birth, we take a look back at one of his first lectures to RSGS Read more

Curriculum Design: Learning for Sustainability

Following our third webinar on educational reform, which focussed on Learning for Sustainability, we report on the results from discussions and feedback. Read more

Memorable Maps: Blaauwildebeeeste and its environs

"With the aid of a map, it provided not only pace and pleasure, but, critically, also captured a sense of place..." RSGS Collections Team Member Kenneth Maclean considers how maps enhance our reading and understanding of novels by looking at the world captured in John Buchan's 1910 novel 'Prester John'. Read more

HRH The Princess Royal visits the geographic heart of Scotland

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the Fair Maid’s House in Perth on Tuesday, for a special event hosted by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) with the Heart of Arabia Expedition Team. Read more

Celebrating 140 years in 14 quotes

In 2024, we’re celebrating the 140th anniversary of RSGS. To begin this special year, Jo Woolf has chosen 14 quotes by some of the fascinating people connected with RSGS, either as founder members, award recipients or guest speakers. Read more

Curriculum Design: Interdisciplinary Learning

Following our second webinar on educational reform, which focussed on interdisciplinary learning, RSGS Education Committee Chair Alastair McConnell reports on the findings from discussion and feedback from the meeting. Read more

Geographic Horizons: Reflecting on 2023 at RSGS

With only a couple of weeks left of 2023, it’s the time of the year where we take a moment to reflect on the last 12 months at RSGS and everything our small charity has achieved... Read more