The Quantitative Methods Research Group is one of a number of Speciality Research Groups of the RGS-IBG. These Research and Study Groups bring together Society Fellows who are active researchers and those with a professional interest in a particular aspect of geography. The QMRG exists to promote the application of quantitative methods in Geography. It encompasses research in spatial statistics and spatial modelling as well as research on technological areas such as computing, Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing. Membership of the QMRG is open to all Fellows (including Associate Fellows) of the RGS-IBG who elect to join the Research Group. Membership of the QMRG is free of charge except for those who are already a member of two further Research Groups where an additional fee may be required. Other interested persons who are not Fellows of the RGS-IBG may join the QMRG for an additional fee as determined by the QMRG AGM. The QMRG register now totals well over 200 members.

The Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) exists to advance and promote knowledge and understanding of the world around us. It is a charity with a broad based membership who support the Society’s mission and aims. Membership is open to geographers and all others with an interest in peoples, places, cultures and environments of our world. Members include those in Geography-related professions; academics, researchers and teachers; sixth form, undergraduate and postgraduate students; those wishing to keep in touch with Geography; and those with a wider interest in the human and physical environment, travel and exploration.

The merger between the Royal Geographical Society and The Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) in 1995 created the largest and most vigorous geographical society in Europe, and this is in part due to the Society’s active and broad membership of some 13 000 Fellows and Members, based in the UK and overseas.

Fellows and members are able to keep in touch with the world of Geography, to support the Society in achieving its aims, to access the substantial geographical information resources, to receive publications, and to attend lectures, meetings and other events. The Society is governed by a democratically elected Council and encourages Fellows to become involved.

The RGS-IBG receives 40% of its annual income from the subscriptions of Fellows and Members and this is used to support its charitable activities. One of the main aims in the Society’s Strategic Plan is to ensure the continuing vigour of its Fellowship.

If you have a lively interest in Geography and in the world about you then consider joining the Society. Fellows and Members do not require special qualifications and the Society welcomes applications from all who wish to support its aims and participate in its activities from anywhere in the world.

Click here for further details or view the QMRG Constitution here.