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Fairfield win the inaugural Bristol v Gloucester Worldwise Challenge

The gauntlet had been thrown late in 2023, and after the successful GlosGeog WWQ event in late February 2024 we knew which teams from would compete for the Worldwise Bristol v Gloucester Challenge. GlosGeog winners from Denmark Road High School

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Harry West offers advice on use of ArcGIS Survey123 in the class/field

On Feb 8th 2024, Dr Harry West, Bristol GA committee member, and senior lecturer at UWE, provided insightful advice on how to engage students at both school and higher education settings with geolocated data. This was a twilight CPD event

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“Who am I?” Workshop with Iram Sammer in support of anti-racism and decolonisation in the classroom

Monday 22nd January – evening workshop on Exploring Pedagogy, Antiracism and Decolonial Geography It was a great pleasure to host Iram Sammer at the University of Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences for a networking and CPD event for local teachers.

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Jess Cobbin, SMRT, reports on talk about what we know (and don’t know) about volcanoes

Volcanoes: Knowns and unknowns Jess Cobbin, St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, reports on Dr. Pete Rowley’s lecture on volcanic risk on Dec 5th, 2023 It may have been a dark and cold evening on Tuesday 5th December, but turnout

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Buying space and time: Geopolitics and climate change in the Pacific

Autumn Lecture #3 16th Nov 2023: Beyond ‘Sinking Islands’: Resisting Climate Change in Tuvalu – a talk by Liam Saddington Over 70 students and teachers attended Autumn Lecture #3 (see slides in Resources) on the 16th of November in the

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Fairfield High School: First time(?) win in WWQ

Wow! What fun! Fairfield worthy Worldwise winners. “I was very excited to attend the WorldWise Quiz for the first time and to leave with the trophy was a bonus! We hope Fairfield will defend the title in the future. We

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Sophie Davies, Y12, Wyedean, reports on the GA coastal flooding talk

We were extremely pleased to see a good crowd at the second of our Autumn talks for local geographers. We encourage reports from the audience. Reflections are provided by Sophie Davies, Y12, who is studying Geography A-level at Wyedean School

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“Is water rationing around the corner?” Dr. Gemma Coxon discusses water supply in the UK at first Autumn Lecture ’23

The Bristol Branch of the Geographical Association were extremely pleased to host Dr. Gemma Coxon (University of Bristol), who presented a talk aimed at local sixth-formers on the challenges associated with modelling future water supply in the UK. Given the

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Summer ’23: Catching up on overdue reports

It has been a while since Bristol GA has posted reports. We saw a variety of events from Dec ’22 to March ’23: A lecture, teacher training, competition for sixth-formers, and exam preparation session – all extremely well received. See

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Amina Birdi, Y13, Cotham School, reports on Dr. West’s hydrology lecture

A Tale of Two Rivers: The water cycle and what affects river catchment hydrology. Report by Amina Birdi (Y13) Cotham School. “On Tuesday 22nd November, I attended a GA talk at School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol by Dr

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