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Welcome to the Rural Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).  You can find information about the committee, events, Post Graduate Researchers (PGRs) and research and teaching resources as well as details of how to join the research group. 

Island of Elba, Italy

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR PAUL CLOKE

The Rural Geography Research Group Committee are extremely sad to report that Professor Paul Cloke of the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Exeter, passed away on Wednesday 25th May. You can read our tribute to Paul here: Tribute to Professor Paul Cloke.

Paul’s family have requested that this news not be shared on any social media platforms. Should you like to leave a tribute to Paul, you can do so on this page, run by colleagues at the Department of Geography, University of Exeter: Professor Paul Cloke Memorial Tribute.

50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

For more details on the RGRG’s 50th anniversary conference, CLICK HERE.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022

The 2022 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference will be held in Newcastle from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2022. See RGRG sponsored sessions HERE

RGS, Kensington Gore London

In compliance with the RGS (with IBG) policy the RGS code of conduct and GDPR privacy notice are a mandatory requirement for all RGS members when attending or conducting work at events or other activities associated with the RGS.  Please ensure you are familiar with these policies prior to attendance – see links for your convenience:

                Code of conduct: https://www.rgs.org/about/the-society/governance/code-of-conduct/

                GDPR privacy noticehttps://www.rgs.org/privacy-notice/

For more information about the RGS and their Annual Conference, please visit the pages below:

RGS-IBG webpages: https://www.rgs.org/

RGS-IBG 2022 conference: https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/

Planning your attendance at this year’s conference (including booking accommodation if attending in-person): https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/planning-your-attendance/

COVID-19 RESEARCH

Covid 19 and implications for rural communities: links via Scottish Universities, CCRI on News pages here & A Centre for Rural Economy rapid assessment of the effect of Covid-19 on rural economies here