Geographical (magazine)

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Geographical Magazine October 2015 issue cover.jpg
Cover of the October 2015 issue of Geographical Magazine
Editor Paul Presley [1]
Categories Geography, Science, Nature
Frequency Monthly
Founder Michael Huxley
Year founded 1935
Company Syon Publishing
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Geographical is the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), and was founded by Michael Huxley in 1935.[2] The magazine contains illustrated articles on people, places, adventure, travel, and environmental issues, as well as summarising the latest academic research and discoveries in geography. Geographical also reports news of the Society's latest work and activities to members and the public.[3]

The magazine is published twelve times per year (monthly). Notable recent writers have included Nicholas Crane,[4] Christopher Ondaatje,[5] Nick Danziger,[6] Nick Middleton[7] and Vitali Vitaliev,[8] while the magazine has also interviewed numerous significant figures from the world of geography and travel, such as David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, Edmund Hillary, Paul Theroux[9] and Michael Palin.

The publishers pay a licence fee to the Society, which is used to fund the advancement of exploration and research and the promotion of geographical knowledge. The magazine features articles on geographical topics, the environment, conservation and travel.


Robin Hanbury-Tenison said "I have watched Geographical through many incarnations over the years. It goes from strength to strength and has never been in better heart."

Sir Ranulph Fiennes praised the magazine, stating "This magazine is a valuable resource as well as an enjoyable read. I really like the balance of interest, serious articles and brilliant photography."


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