For anyone who loves travelling and sharing their experiences with others, the Journey of a Lifetime Award offers a unique opportunity.
Established in 2001, the Journey of a Lifetime Award is run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in partnership with BBC Radio 4, and offers an annual grant of £5,000 to make a unique and inspiring journey anywhere in the world and record your adventures for a BBC Radio 4 documentary. The winning traveller will receive training in field recording from the BBC and will work with a documentary producer at the BBC in London to shape the finished programme. Your journey could take you literally anywhere in world; it might be a journey that is deeply meaningful to you, or it might take the listener somewhere unusual and unexpected. Whatever your destination might be, you’ve got to have flair for storytelling and capturing the feel of a place through sound. Read More Apply for the Journey of a Lifetime Award
Image: Rosamund Macfarlane. Eagle Huntress Receiving– Altai Mountains, Mongolia
A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity, will be presented at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 23 July to 21 September 2018 for the inaugural Earth Photo exhibition. Read More Stanfords sponsors free ‘Earth Photo’ exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
If you were given £30,000 and the use of a Land Rover to make a geographical journey, where would you go and what would you do?
The Land Rover Bursary, run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on behalf of Land Rover, is aimed at people who want to undertake a challenging geographical journey. Whether you are conducting a research project or connecting with local schools and communities, the Land Rover vehicle must be integral to your expedition.
Past recipients have mapped the first long-distance hiking trail across the Lesser Caucasus mountain range, driven the length of Peru and Chile to study 15 active volcanoes, and chased the onset of winter across Eurasia to the coldest inhabited place on Earth.
Inspiring and engaging with others is a key part of the Land Rover Bursary. Whether this is mapping trails for hikers, developing school resources or documenting your journey through videography, reaching out to a wide variety of audiences is an important part of sharing your experiences with the world.
The deadline for the next Land Rover Bursary is 10 June 2018 – apply now for the opportunity to make your geographical adventure a reality.
For more information on the bursary and how to apply, visit the RGS-IBG website.
The Society’s full programme of events for the spring is available online. Members of the Society receive discounted entry to public events and membership is open to all. Find out how you can become a member today. Read More Events this spring at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
This winter come along to the Royal Geographical Society and hear the experts with the Society’s spring programme of events. With a wide range of talks and exhibitions at venues across the UK, there is something for everyone with an interest in geography. Read More Events this winter at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
This winter, why not join the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and broaden your horizons?
Society membership is open to all and benefits include free lectures in London every Monday evening, discounts on public events and a 10% discount on all Stanfords items. Read More Broaden your horizons with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Interested in fieldwork, scientific expeditions or planning a journey with a purpose? If so, the Royal Geographical Society (wth IBG) is organising two events – Explore and Explore North West – where you can meet like-minded people, seek out opportunities and learn from others. Read More Travel with a purpose this autumn with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Geographical Society’s programme of events this autumn includes something for everyone, with a wide range of talks, discussions and exhibitions at venues across the UK. Read More Events this autumn at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Are you passionate about radio and storytelling? Are you excited about finding new ways to tell original stories in sound? Are you itching to explore and understand the world around you? Read More Journey of a Lifetime Award
With his usual good humour and enthusiasm, Benedict Allen is on the road this summer for the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme. Read More Adventures in paradise with Benedict Allen