About Us

  Mahabilipuram UN heritage site celebrates cattle in ancient ruralities. (Bas 2010)

The Group currently has members drawn from academia, policy makers and others interested in the development of rural geography. Activities include:

  • regular and varied sessions held at the Society’s annual conference and at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference
  • a large and very active group of younger researchers and postgraduates who come together for the Young Rural Researchers’ Forum at the Annual Conference. We also run a dedicated Postgraduate Conference every two years
  • regular joint meetings held in the UK and abroad with counterpart bodies in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, the U.S.A. and Canada
  • the production of two newsletters a year, in March and November, which contain full details of our activities and other events of interest to people with an involvement in rural geography;
  • annual prizes for the best Masters and Undergraduate dissertations in a subject area related to Rural Geography
  • close links with other groups interested in rural issues such as the Rural Economy and Society Study Group and the International Rural Sociological Association