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Royal Geographical Society (RGS), also known as the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), is a British professional society engaged in the moving forward of geographical knowledge.

The current president is Michael Palin.


RGS was established in 1830. The society started as a club where men could talk about geography while eating dinner.

Today the society has become a world centre for geography. RGS supports research, education, expeditions and fieldwork.

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