Royal Geographical Society
I’ve been named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Geographical Society (RGS) with the Institute of British Geographers. Fellowship is reserved for those who can demonstrate their academic publications in the field of geography and closely related subjects such as climate change. Fellows in the RGS may use the post-nominal designation FRGS after their names.
Founded in 1830
Founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences, the Royal Geographical Society is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography. The RGS has a storied history of supporting many famous British explorers and expeditions, including those of, Sir Charles Darwin, legendary African explorer Dr. David Livingstone, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Robert Scott, Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary to name a few. Among many other notable explorers and geographers, current fellows also include Michael Palin who was the president of the RGS from 2009 to 2012. Since 1912, the RGS and historical archives have been headquartered at Lowther Lodge, a Victorian Queen Anne style house built from 1872 and 1875 that faces Hyde Park in South Kensington, London, England.
I am looking forward to visiting RGS HQ in London and imbibing with my colleagues, in the near future.
Kathryn Britnell, FRGS