Honorary Fellowship (FRSGS)

An Honorary Fellowship is awarded in recognition of services to the Society and to the wider discipline of geography. It was awarded first in 1888.

Since 2008, medallists of the RSGS have automatically been made Honorary Fellows.

2018         Mark Evans

2018          Dr Beth Christie

2018          André Borschberg

2018          Bertrand Piccard

2017           Lloyd Austin

2017           Simon Bateson

2017           Professor Jan Bebbington

2017           John Lewington

2017           Jason Lewis

2017           Freda Ross

2017           Chris Tiso

2017           Dr Rebekah Widdowfield

2017           Jo Woolf

2016           Liz Crisp

2016           Rita Gardner

2016           Karen Darke

2016           John Lister Kaye

2016           Christiana Figueres

2016           Laurent Fabius

2016           Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

2016           Dr Kim Crosbie

2016           Sophia Harkness

2016           Dr Tim Mighall

2016           Diana Murray

2016           Dr Lorna Philip

2016           Mark Stephen

2016           Gail Wilson

2015           Simon Pepper OBE

2015           Annie Lennox

2015           Dick Balharry

2015           Dr Ruth Robinson

2015           Professor Ian Simpson

2014           Doug Allan

2014           Professor Paul Boyle

2014           Professor Anne Glover CBE FRSE

2014           Professor Colin Ballantyne

2014           Lord Smith of Kelvin

2014           Jim Goodlad

2014           Leo Houlding

2014           Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB

2014           Alison McGuigan

2014           Børge Ousland

2013           Tim Butcher

2013           Dr Catherine Delano-Smith

2013           Professor Peter Furley

2013           John E Gordon

2013           Angus Miller

2013           Alan Parkinson

2013           Professor Bill Ruddiman

2013           Colin Shannon

2013           David Shukman

2013           Professor Christopher Smout

2012           Alan Caldwell

2012           Alan Colvill

2012           Lucy Conway

2012           David Hempleman-Adams

2012           Peter Hopkins

2012           William Mackay

2012           John McCrone

2012           Dr Frederik Paulsen

2012           Petr Pridal

2012           Mary Robinson

2012           Craig Sams & Jo Fairley

2012           Mike & Karen Small

2012           Jock Wishart

2012           Baroness Barbara Young

2011           Sir David Attenborough

2011           Scott Baxter

2011           Prof Paul Boyle

2011           Barrie Brown

2011           Jim Bruce

2011           Don Cameron

2011           Eriel Deranger

2011           Steve Dowers

2011           Dave Edwards

2011           Lord Foster

2011           Stuart Frame

2011           Mrs Martine Frame

2011           Bruce Gittings

2011           Provost John Hulbert

2011           Fred Pearce

2011           John Pilkington

2011           Lewis Gordon Pugh

2011           Sandy Robertson

2011           Ed Stafford

2011           David Sugden

2011           Rosie Swale-Pope

2011           Simon Taylor

2010           Alison Cook

2010           Chris Fleet

2010           Anita Ganeri

2010           Rune Gjeldnes

2010           Professor Trevor Hoey

2010           Dr Deborah Long

2010           Bill Macfadyen

2010           Iain Rankin

2010           Jo Royle & the Plastiki crew

2010           Professor Mike Thomas

2010           Professor Charles Withers

2009           Yann Arthus-Bertrand

2009           Erica Caldwell

2009           Graeme Cook

2009           Dr James Hansom

2009           Alison McGuigan

2009           Ron McLaren

2009           Ray Mears

2009           Michael Pacione

2009           Doug Scott

2009           Dr Joanne Sharp

2009           Rory Stewart

2009           Kenneth Maclean

2009           Mike Traynor

2009           Alan Werrity

2008           Paul Ignatief

2008           Val Vannet

2007           Dr Kenneth Cameron

2007           Dr Hugh Cheape

2007           Professor George Gordon

2007           Dame Barbara Kelly DBE DL LLD

2007           Hamish MacInnes OBE BEM

2006           Ian Condie

2006           The Earl of Dalkeith KBE DL

2006           John Grant of Rothiemurchus DL

2006           Professor Kiyonori Kanasaka

2006           Maureen Thomson

2005           Dr Tam Dalyell

2005           Kathleen Dalyell

2005           Alan Doherty

2005           Professor Huw Jones

2005           Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow

2004           Mrs Mary Cairncross

2004           Dr Margaret Fay Shaw Campbell

2004           Ian & Janice Dickson

2004           Dr K J H Mackay

2004           Alistair Robinson

2003           Ian Fraser

2003           Joy Ingram

2003           Mary Margaret Murray

2003           Heather Willimott

2003           Douglas Willis

2002           Dr I Ann Glen

2002           Dr Patricia & Professor Angus Macdonald

2002           Professor Charles McKean

2002           John S Russell

2002           William Taylor

2001           Professor John Briggs

2001           Professor Roger Crofts CBE

2001           Dr James Hunter CBE

2001           Norman Lyttle

2001           Professor John McManus

2000           Hamish Brown

2000           S Ian Hogarth

2000           G Little

2000           Ms Eileen Mackay CB

2000           Dr Jeffrey Stone

2000           Viscount Younger of Leckie KT KCVO TD DL

1999           James R Carson

1999           Professor Ian Cunningham

1999           Professor Allan M Findlay

1999           Dr E A FitzPatrick

1999           Dr J Richard G Jennings

1998           Erica Caldwell

1998           Professor Brian Duffield

1998           Professor David Ingram

1998           Denis Johnson

1998           H A G Lewis

1998           William Taylor

1998           Professor Ian D Whyte

1997           Professor Thomas R Bone

1997           Alistair B Cruickshank

1997           The Rt Hon Earl Jellicoe

1997           Dr C Peter A Levein

1997           Professor William A Turmeau

1997           Dr Michael Wood

1996           Dr Jean Balfour

1996           Dr Alexander J Crosbie

1996           Cdr Angus B Erskine

1996           Professor Derek Lyddon

1996           Professor Donald Mackay

1996           Professor Ian B Thompson

1995           Robert C Cumming

1995           M Duddin

1995           Professor J R Gray

1995           Norma Joseph

1995           John Mackay

1995           Professor R Wheater

1995           Dr D L Wilson

1994           Jack Forrest

1994           Lesley A Hunter

1994           Sir Peter Hutchison

1994           Dr Alexander S Mather

1994           Professor T Jefferson Maxwell

1994           Roger Watts

1993           John C Bartholomew

1993           Ken Collins MEP

1993           Jean Forbes BA MC MED DipTP MRTPI

1993           Professor R Gavin L McCrone CB LLD FRSE

1993           Michael Palin

1992           Professor Frank Cunningham

1992           Dr David Graham-Service

1992           Sir Donald MacCallum

1992           Sir Crispin Tickell

1992           Tom Weir

1992           Margaret Wilkes

1991           Professor Alexander Fenton

1991           David C Harding OBE

1991           Magnus Magnusson KBE

1991           Professor V Bruce Proudfoot

1991           Revd R A Trotter

1990           John W Forrest

1990           Dr John Francis

1990           HRH The Princess Royal

1990           Dr Alexander H Smith

1989           Lester Borley

1989           Duncan I Cameron

1989           Roger Chapman MBE MA

1988           The Viscount of Arbuthnott

1988           Professor J B Caird

1988           Professor J T Coppock

1988           Professor Sir Robert Grieve

1984           W R Ballantyne

1974           Rt Hon Lord Balerno

1974           A Graham Service

1973           R V Tooley

1969           A F Morse

1969           Miss I A Tyrie

1958           General Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall KCB CBE DSO MC FRGS

1956          Reverend Archibald Aeneas Robertson

1949           H W Ahlmann

1949           André Allix

1949           Henry Baulig

1949           Renato Biasutti

1949           W E Boerman

1949           George B Cressey

1949           Marguerite Lefebre

1949           Niels Nielsen

1949           Carl O Sauer

1949           Johann Sölch

1949           Maximilien Sorre

1949           John K Wright

1948           Donald Macdonald

1945           Dr Gilbert Grosvenor

1945           Alexander Harrison CA

1945           Mrs John Mathieson

1945           Prof R N Rudmose-Brown

1944           Professor Alan G Ogilvie

1943           George Walker

1942           Prof James Ritchie

1942           Principal J Cameron Smail

1942           Sir Thomas B Whitson

1924           Captain Angus Buchanan

1918           Mrs Ralph Richardson

1911           Laurence Pullar FRSE

1911           Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO

1910           Marc Aurel Stein PhD

1909           R W K Bain

1909           Prof Paul Vidal de la Blache

1909           Prof Dr Ed Brückner

1909           Dr Arthur de Claparede

1909           Robert Gourlay LLD

1909           Prof Dr Gustave Hellmann

1909           Mrs Agnes Livingstone Bruce

1909           Prof Dr Eugene Oberhummer

1909           Paul Rottenburg LLD

1909           Prof Fr Schrader

1909           Sir David Stewart LLD

1909           A Crosbie Turner

1909           Prof Dr Eugen Warming

1909           I Julius Weinberg JP

1909           David Wylie

1908           Lieutenant Boyd Alexander

1907           J Scott Keltie LLD

1906           Colonel J de Schokalsky

1904           Sir Clements Markham KCB

1902           Hon A C Gregory CMG

1901           C E Borchgrevink

1900           Professor Carl Chun

1900           Captain Adrian de Gerlache

1900           H O Forbes LLD

1900           Captain A Krech

1900           Revd Robert Laws MD

1900           Lieut Georges Lecointe

1899           Admiral Lord Charles Beresford

1899           Professor A Penck

1898           Dr R W Felkin MD

1895           John Allen Brown FGS

1894           Sir Charles Tupper Bt GCMG

1894           Sir William Renny Watson

1893           James Jackson

1893           General Lord Roberts VC GCB GCSI GCIE

1892           Captain F D Lugard CB DSO

1892           HSH The Prince of Monaco

1892           Dr Thomas Muir

1892           A Silva White

1891           Rt Hon Lord Lamington BA

1890           Mrs Isabella L Bishop

1890           William Bonny

1890           William C Dunbar CB

1890           Brigr General A W Greely

1890           A J Mounteny Jephson

1890           I M Macandrew CA

1890           Sir William Macgregor KCMG

1890           Sir William MacKinnon Bt

1890           Captain R H Nelson

1890           Surgeon Dr Thomas H Parke AMD

1890           Lieut W G Stairs

1889           Henry O’Neill

1889           E G Ravenstein

1889           Colonel Sir Henry Yule KCII CB

1888           Charles N Bell

1888           Sir Charles E Bernard KCSI

1888           Revd Robert Hamilton

1888           J P Thomson

1888           Hugh A Webster FRSE