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, Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and research and teaching resources as well as details of how to join the research group. 

Island of Elba, Italy


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.


PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED. To see the programme and find out more about the conference CLICK HERE.


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

The RGRG AGM will take place on Wednesday 31 August from 13.10 to 14.25 BST. The AGM will be hybrid, and a secure Zoom link will be sent out on the day of the event. If you will be attending, whether in-person or online, please register your attendance on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rural-geography-research-group-agm-tickets-396526731127  

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/