Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) is a prestigious Fellowship granted by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)[1][2] that is open to those over the age of 21 who can demonstrate:

  • A sufficient involvement in geography or an allied subject through publications, research or professional experience.
  • At least five years of continuous commitment to the Royal Geographical Society as an Ordinary Member.
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
Sponsored byRoyal Geographical Society
CountryUnited Kingdom
No. of Fellows15,500 as of 2016

Candidates for fellowship must be proposed and seconded by an existing fellow unless they hold teaching or research positions in higher education.[2]

Current fellows include Michael Palin, Josh Bernstein, and Joanna Lumley. Former fellows include Ernest Shackleton and many other notable explorers and geographers, see Category:Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society for more examples.


  1. "Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography". Rgs.org. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  2. "Fellowship". Rgs.org. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
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