Royal approval: some connections between British monarchs, great explorers and RSGS

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 70 years of service (and 70 years as RSGS Patron), we explore connections between British monarchs, great explorers and RSGS. Read more

Russia/former U.S.S.R. and War in past Higher Geography Papers

RSGS Tivy Medallist Kenneth MacLean looks at the inclusion of Ukraine as a topic in previous Higher exams. Read more

“There’s no dream that mustn’t be dared"

RSGS Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf marks the centenary of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition - which Mallory believed unlocked the route of a possible future ascent... Read more

Hugh Andrew, RSGS Shackleton Medallist

RSGS were pleased to award Hugh Andrew, Managing Director of Birlinn Publishers Ltd, with its prestigious Shackleton Medal for his leadership and citizenship in Scottish publishing, and his role in exemplifying high-quality geographical works. Read more

Alexander Kellas: ‘the most modest man that ever travelled the Himalayas’

RSGS Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf investigates the life of Scottish Mountaineer Alexander Kellas, who was one of the most experienced Himalayan climbers in Britain, and the leading authority on the effects of altitude on the human body before his death on the 1921 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition. Read more

Elizabeth Mrema Opens International Geographical Societies Gathering

On Earth day, we share the opening address that Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, gave at the International Geographical Societies Gathering ahead of COP15. Read more

New Geographer Royal for Scotland Appointed

RSGS are delighted to announce that Jo Sharp, Professor of Geography at the University of St Andrews, has been appointed as Geographer Royal for Scotland, making her the sixth individual to hold the distinguished title. Read more

Global Call for Action on Nature

'Nature is in crisis, so humanity is in crisis, and we all need to do more to help’ so began RSGS CEO Mike Robinson at a recently convened, meeting of more than 50 geographical societies from all over the world in advance of COP15 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming. Read more