Geography is great! It gives us a wonderful way of exploring and explaining our world. It covers a wealth of issues and interests. It offers something for everyone.
The RSGS is a repository of some of the greatest geographical and adventure stories of the past 150 years;
we are determined to share them and to restore an appreciation of geography in Scotland.
People who know what we are doing, like what we are doing — they like our talks programme, our education projects, our events, our visitor centre, our newsletter. But not enough people know what we are doing. For geography to survive and thrive, we must appeal to many more people and to young people, and we must inspire enthusiasm for geographical issues amongst a host of competing interests.
To do this, we need to develop new ways of communicating that are far-reaching, innovative, creative, modern, and exciting. With c80% of the UK's adults regularly accessing the internet, and nearly half of all adults (and c.90% of 16-24 year olds) using social networking sites, we need to make significant improvements to the RSGS's digital communications.
We need to:
We know we can captivate and excite people when we have contact with them. Better digital communications will help us to contact more people more efficiently, to share our passion for geography and prove the vitality of our subject.
Can you please help us?
As a professor of geoscience communication, I fully endorse this drive to make the RSGS more visible and accessible. Every donation will make a difference, so please help us if you can.
Professor Iain Stewart,
To donate to our Digital Drive campaign, please visit this website, scroll to the bottom and click the yellow "Donate Now" button. Thank you.