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Royal Geographical Society (RGS),[1] also known as the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG),[2] is a British professional society engaged in the moving forward of geographical knowledge.[3]

The current president is Michael Palin.


RGS was established in 1830.[3] 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.[3]

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  1. RGS is an acronym. RGS stands for Royal Geographical Society.
  2. RGS-IBG is an acronym. RGS stands for Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Royal Geographical Society (RGS), History; retrieved 2012-8-21.

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