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Welcome to the Rural Geographers 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

COVID-19 Postponement: The 2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference planned for 1-4 September at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. The 2021 rescheduled RGS-IBG conference will meet there Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021. Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester) will chair the meeting with its carried-over theme ‘Borders, borderlands and bordering’.  More information: conference website.

RGS, Kensington Gore London

For details of our up and coming virtual AGM and additional event on the 3rd September 2020 please see here

Call for Under Graduate Dissertation prize submissions by the end of July 2020 details of entry

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

Rural Geography Research Group website is under construction. Secretary Megan Palmer-Abbs, RGRG Newsletter Editor Bruce Scholten, and PGR representative Aimee Morse welcome your new & archival content.

Please take the time to read the RGS-IBG Privacy Notice.

RGRG webpages: https://rgrg.co.uk/

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

RGS-IBG 2021 conference: https://rgspostgradforum.org/rgs-ibg-annual-international-conference-2020-2

We will be running a design competition for a new RGRG Logo to celebrate our pending 50th anniversary and hope to see lots of insightful and creative entries.  We will put details on the RGRG website in due course but please see Bruce Scholten’s (Newsletter Editor) designs to get the ball rolling.