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Royal Scottish Geographical SocietySeptember 3rd, 2015 at 11:21am
Thursday's Thought:

"We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know"

- W H Auden
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Royal Scottish Geographical SocietySeptember 1st, 2015 at 11:09am
After many American universities closed their Geography departments in the 40s and 50s - the horror! - the subject has been having a renaissance across the pond. As the then President of Harvard said in 2006 "Geography is a very different field today,and it is increasingly at the center of a very wide range of intellectual concerns." The subject is particularly in demand amongst companies hiring for the current "hot job", cartographers. What goes around comes around!
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Royal Scottish Geographical SocietyAugust 31st, 2015 at 4:02pm
Something fun for your evening commute. If you have a Geography degree, how many of these ring true? All 13 or just a few?
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Royal Scottish Geographical Society added 4 new photos.August 31st, 2015 at 11:26am
Do you know somebody who would be interested in becoming a member of RSGS? If you have friends who have an interest in: geography, travel, current affairs, world history, geology, exploration, adventure, extreme sports, nature, literature and so much more then introduce them to RSGS. Along with our annual talks programme, Inspiring People, we also offer our members magazines, newsletters, academic journals, members' days plus access to our fascinating visitor centre and Explorers' Room. Please share our post and introduce a friend to us today!
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Royal Scottish Geographical SocietyAugust 30th, 2015 at 11:09am
Calling all Geography teachers, we are offering another CPD session from 1600-1730 on Thursday September 10th. Details are below, please call the office on 01738 455050 if you are interested.

Scotland beneath your feet II: disaster and resource
(Upper Primary 2nd Level)
Try a series of ‘hands-on’ activities to develop pupil understanding of the processes that can cause global natural hazards, whilst also affecting Scotland. Consider the crucial role played by Scotland's Earth resources. See how to use Earth science activities to motivate and enthuse pupils in the primary classroom, whilst developing their own understanding of Earth processes and promoting their thinking and investigational skills.
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