Royal Geographical Society facts for kids
|Royal Geographical Society|
|Headquarters||1 Kensington Gore, London|
|President||Baroness Chalker of Wallasey|
|Director||Professor Joe Smith|
|Patron||The Princess Royal|
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.
- David Livingstone
- Henry Morton Stanley
- Robert Falcon Scott
- Ernest Shackleton
- John Hunt, Baron Hunt
- Edmund Hillary
- John George Bartholomew
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Statue of Shackleton by Charles Sargeant Jagger outside the society headquarters
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