Partnership with the Expedition
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is supporting the research project through a Thesiger-Oman Fellowship. The team have also been using materials from the Society’s Collections as part of their research and preparation for the expedition. The Society’s education team will be developing teaching materials for secondary level geography students using findings and data collected on the journey.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the learned society and professional body for geography. Formed in 1830 for ‘the advancement of geographical science’, today the Society delivers this objective through developing, supporting and promoting geographical research, expeditions and fieldwork, education, public engagement, and geography input to policy.
The Society aims to foster an understanding and informed enjoyment of our world, and holds the world’s largest private geographical collection and provide public access to it. It has a thriving Fellowship and membership and offers the professional accreditation ‘Chartered Geographer’ www.rgs.org.
The Society’s Grants Programme awards over £180,000 each year to support geographical research, both overseas and in the UK.