Help Us Tell Our Story

RSGS is a repository of some of the best stories from the last two centuries, and yet public profile remains one of our greatest challenges.  We are appealing for help to capture and share these stories.

Our members and supporters are part of our 130-year history, a history that has involved some of the most famous names in geography and exploration.  As we continue into the future, we feel it is of great importance to document and preserve these stories so that they can inspire generations to come and help promote the value of geography.

We’ve recently worked with a very talented writer who has eloquently captured the stories of all RSGS Livingstone Medallists.  Our goal, which we hope you’ll help us with, is to capture more of the stories that surround this great charity in order to share them more easily, with our members, with the wider public, with schools and young people.

With your support we are hoping to:

  • record the many and varied personal stories held by RSGS.
  • create a ‘travelling’ exhibition for RSGS HQ and local groups.
  • create a short film to capture some of the highlights of our work and to encourage more people to join.

We have set an ambitious target for this project of £20,000 but if we can raise even more we will be able to spread the word about RSGS even further.  So please help if you can; the more we raise the more we can do:

  • £50 will help create a story based education resource.
  • £100 will help create a panel for our travelling exhibition.
  • £250 will help fund a day of time for a professional author to capture our story.
  • £1,500 will help fund a short film.

To donate, please contact us on or 01738 455050 and quote the ‘our story’ appeal, or give through our online donation form. Your donation will make a difference – please help if you can.

Professor Iain Stewart

PS  Only by communicating our story will we be able to raise our profile, attract more members and fly the flag for geography. Here is just one part of our story…

One Part of our Story...