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12th July 2019

The 2019 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is fast approaching! The programme has now been published and we are looking forward to a packed programme of events including many opportunities to support and promote population geographers. Please join us for our sessions and the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday Evening from 18:45-20:00.

For a summary of our sponsored sessions please see the following link PGRG Sessions 2019

29th May 2019

Since many of us are currently immersed in dissertation marking, I thought that now might be an opportune time to encourage you to considering entering any of your outstanding student dissertations for the PGRG undergraduate and postgraduate prizes. These are the Joanna Stillwell Undergraduate Dissertation Prize and The Bob Woods Postgraduate Dissertation Prize (see These prestigious prizes each carry an award of £100.

Please note that we can only accept one submission per institution. Please send submissions directly to me at:

The deadlines are as follows;

  • Joanna Stillwell Undergraduate Dissertation Prize: midday on 12th July 2019
  • The Bob Woods Postgraduate Dissertation Prize: midday on 31st December 2019

12th February 2019

Congratulations to Gordon McLachlan (University of Leeds) for winning the The Bob Woods Postgraduate Dissertation Prize 2018. To find out more about Gordon please see here

5th February 2019

Please see the Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the journal Comparative Population Studies: Internal Migration as a Driver of Regional Population Change in Europe: Updating Ravenstein.

Sent on behalf of the Special Issue editors Philip Rees and Nikola Sander

16th January 2019

Don’t forget the Call for Papers for the 2019 RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London. See here for more details.

3rd December 2018

The call for papers for the PopGRG sponsored sessions at this years’ RGS-IGB Annual International Conference is out today. Please see here for more details

21st November 2018

Check out our latest blog post from PGRG committee member, Dr Lomax on Mapping Brexit votes using novel e-petition data and machine learning

15th November 2018

Two new blog posts were released this week with insights in to the 3rd International Conference on Geographies of Education which took place at Loughborough University in September

3rd October 2018

Congratulations to Calypso Owen (University of Sussex) for winning the Joanna Stillwell Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2018. For more information see here

25th September 2018

The minutes of our recent AGM have been published on the website today. Please take a look at the reports here.

4th September 2018

Thanks for all those who contributed to the workshop and convened sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in Cardiff last week. Following a productive AGM we are please to announce our elected Committee Members for 2018/19. For more details see here.

23rd July 2018

Our latest blog post has been published today! See more here. We’re looking forward to the Annual Conference next month and hope this post will give you a flavour of the PGRG sponsored sessions that have been convened.

11th May 2018

Check out the Events pages, we are delighted to be hosting a pre-conference event at this years RGS IBG Conference on the theme of Austerity politics and changing landscapes of inequality. More details here

17th February 2018

Our latest guest blog is available today. Clara Mulder explain more about her project and reflects on family ties, internal migration and immobility. See here here

23rd November 2017

We’re looking to sponsor sessions at this years RGS IBG Annual Conference. Your session might features themes such as migration; diversity; population transitions; population structures; inequalities; birth, lives and death. Contact Sophie (our Events Officer) before Mon 8th January 2017. For more details click here.

20th October 2017

Check out the minutes of our recent AGM and the list of new committee members here

13th September 2017

A new blog reflecting on one our PGRG sponsored sessions at the RGS is out this week. Check it out here

30th August 2017

Thanks for all those who came along to the AGM and Website and Blog Launch Drinks Reception. Minutes of the meeting and a list of newly elected members will be published on this site soon.

1st August 2017

Your essential guide to the 2017 PopGRG sponsored sessions is here !


Population Geography are sponsoring  six sessions at the annual RGS-IBG conference in London this year.

  1. Negotiating Brexit: migrant spatialities and identities in a changing Europe
  1. “Trump-etting” Population Geography in Brexit and US Presidential Election Debates?
  1. Residential migration across time and over the lifecourse
  1. Historical geographies of mobility and knowledge
  1. Geographical perspectives on educational inequalities
  1. Postgraduate Contributions to Population Geography Research