Yearly Archives: 2016

Dispelling urban myths: Sean Fox on cities and development in Africa.

A great crowd arrived last night to see Dr Sean Fox from Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, discuss trends in urbanisation of Africa. It was encouraging to see 120 people fill the lecture theatre, coming from 11 schools across the

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Worldwise Quiz 2016 hosted by Redland High School

Ten teams from 5 locals schools were challenged on their geographical skills on Monday night (14th November 2016). Rounds included: Geographical A to Z, 2016 Olympics, Google Earth, OS Maps, Rivers, Field Studies. Our seasoned quizmaster, Dr. Tony Hoare, posed

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Rich Pancost stresses the role that life plays in carbon cycle

Professor Rich Pancost talks discusses his favourite topic of research and debate: the carbon cycle. Rich is Director of the Cabot Institute and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. He doesn’t shy away from illustrating some of the

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Systems and Spits: Coastal management. Cameron Cross reports

Coastal management lecture (Dawlish Warren) at the University of Bristol (report by Cameron Crossman, Clevedon School). We signed up for the geography lecture on Eventbrite (through the link on the GA website). Our Geography teacher (Mr Battista) encouraged us to

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Coastal Management: Dawlish Warren – Chris Spencer (UWE)

Photos from first lecture of the GA 2016-7 season (27th Sept 2016). Dr. Chris Spencer considers the dynamics of coastal sedimentation on the spit at Dawlish Warren, River Exe estuary, SW England. He takes advantage of undergraduate transect surveys either

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Geography Teacher Summer Conference – June 2016

Report by Janet Neil, Redland High School, Bristol The summer conference ran by Garry Atterton and Mark Jones is a great way to refresh and update your case study knowledge, meet colleagues and network to gain new knowledge yourself at

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Beechen Cliff win Bath vs Bristol WWQ 2015-6

Congratulations to the teams representing Bristol and Bath in this week’s Worldwise Quiz final. Four teams competed in the grand setting of the Old Council Chamber, University of Bristol. A closely fought contest included rounds on Japan, Geography in the

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Resources posted from Spring Conference on ‘Polar Geography’

Slides from the three speakers can be found in Resources.

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Bath WWQ 2015 – King Edwards take first place

On Wednesday 25 November 2015, the Bath Geographical Association Worldwise Quiz took place again in the beautiful Elwin room at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute. Four schools, Beechen Cliff, King Edwards, Wellsway and Writhlington entered nine teams between

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Weston College students reflect on GA talk about water management in Tunisia

Report compiled by: Ethan Hetherington, Josh Hoare-Matthews, Alex Harper and Josh Lorriman students at Weston College At the end of last term, we attended the 3rd in a series of Geographical Association lectures at the University of Bristol in the

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