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The Royal Geographical Society with the associated Institute of British Geographers is a learned society of geography and geographers. It was established in 1830 and is now the largest geographical society in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The society has about 13,300 members. A learned society is a society that exists to promote an academic discipline or group of disciplines. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...


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Geographic magazines Geographic magazines cover a variety of geography related subjects, including physical and human geography. ...

External link

  • RGS home page (http://www.rgs.org/)

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Royal Geographical Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (219 words)
The Royal Geographical Society is a learned society, founded in 1830 with the name Geographical Society of London for the advancement of geographical science, under the patronage of King William IV.
The society has merged with the Institute of British Geographers and is properly known as the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).
The main offices of the Society are in Kensington, in London.
Paul van der Velde - The Royal Dutch Geographical Society and the Dutch East Indies, 1873-1914 (4905 words)
The Dutch Geographical Society, which was founded in 1873, has a role in such a reassessment, and it is also possible to view the foundation of the society within the framework of the increase of private initiative in the Dutch East Indies.
Nevertheless a lobby launched by the Geographical Society for the founding of the first chair of geography in The Netherlands bore fruit in 1877 when this was established at the University of Amsterdam, which was founded the same year.
In choosing between the expedition plans of the Society for the Advancement of Scientific Research in the Colonies and the Geographical Society, the colonial secretary opted for the plan of the latter because it was aimed at a topographical survey of the island.
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