International Benchmarking Review of Human Geography: Launch Event

On the 4th March at 5.15 pm, the official report of the first ever International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography will be launched at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Commissioned by the ESRC, in partnership with the AHRC and the Society, the review was chaired by Professor David Ley (University of British Columbia) and undertaken by a panel of international experts drawn from Europe, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.  They examined a wide range of evidence with input from more than 160 members of the Human Geography scholarly community, university senior managers and users of research to evaluate the international standing of UK Human Geography, including consideration of its use beyond the academy.

Over wine, short presentations will outline the main findings and recommendations of the review, followed by time for questions and networking.

On behalf of the Society’s President, Professor Judith Rees, we have pleasure in inviting you to the launch and to the lecture that follows at 6.30pm by Professor Paul Boyle, CEO of the ESRC. He will be giving a lecture entitled:  ‘Measured, recorded and then what?’ in which he considers the uses that can be made of routinely collected data to give new research insights in the UKs changing society.

We do hope you will join us in celebrating the discipline and the contribution that it makes to the wider world.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Rachel Langley in the Director’s Office (r.langley@rgs.org).