Fridtjof Nansen and the ‘ghouls of modern life'

After their epic struggles in remote regions, not every explorer relished being in the spotlight on their return to civilisation… Jo Woolf considers how Fridtjof Nansen coped with a return to normal life after gaining worldwide fame. Read more

Dust storms: a shared security challenge for the Middle East

The International Day of Combating Sand and Dust Storms highlights the growing severity of these hazards. Climate change, poor land management, and geopolitical tensions exacerbate their impact on health, infrastructure, and regional stability. Read more

Ordnance Survey renews long-standing collaboration with RSGS

Ordnance Survey (OS) has renewed its long-standing relationship with RSGS, to promote the essential role geography and geospatial data can play in delivering climate solutions and helping deliver better outcomes for the public. Read more

Community of Geography

"what we actually sense as our primary community is where we feel we belong: our tribe; our sense of place and pride; of participation or ownership; our passion; our sense of self and identity; our sense of purpose." Mike Robinson questions how RSGS can build on its role at the heart of Scotland's geographical community. Read more

Shackleton’s last ship

‘The Quest,’ wrote Alexander Macklin, ‘is a little “she-devil”, lively as they are made.  She has many uncomplimentary things said of her, and deserves all of them.’ Read more

Why is it flooding? And what can we do to stop it?

This spring we have seen a number of extreme local flooding incidents, but what is causing them, and what can we do to stop it? Read more

How to make business more sustainable

It is widely recognised that the private sector has a big role to play to meet global climate commitments and contributing towards a more sustainable economy. Since the Paris climate agreement, many companies have acted voluntarily. Recognising that acting responsibly as a business is not only the right thing to do, but it can also create new opportunities... Read more

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