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GA lecture: Bloomin’ algae and ice sheets

GA lecture: Bloomin’ algae and ice sheets: 7pm March 2nd, 2021 It was a pleasure to host Dr. Chris Williamson from the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol at the first of two online lectures in 20-21; a talk

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Bristol GA 2020 AGM cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

The Bristol Branch, affiliated to the Geographical Association, is a registered charity and expected to hold an AGM, where possible. This is traditionally held in October each year, but this was deemed to be not possible in 2020 because of

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Backwell take first place in Temple Island development competition

(Ed: Apologies for delayed report!) The GA Spring Competition. Decision-making exercise focused on urban regeneration. 25th Feb 2020. A month or so after January’s successful boat trip to Temple Quarter in Bristol, students were asked to rapidly produce posters detailing

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Bristol’s urban regeneration: A conference afloat

Bristol’s Watershed – Cumberland Basin – Temple Quarter – Watershed. Urban regeneration observed from the water Report by Ellen Macaulay and Maria Whitehead, geography students at Malvern St. James Girls School On Tuesday 21st January, Yr 12-13 students from local

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St Mary Redcliffe team take Bristol title in WorldWise Quiz

Our thanks to Phil Amor and his team at QEH School for hosting the 2019 Bristol WWQ for Yr10-11s. Also, many thanks for logistical support from the GA committee (past and present): Michelle Graffagnino (UWE), Simon Killen (SMRT) and Chloe

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Miri Stoneham-Bull reports on thought-provoking talk by Stroma Cole (UWE) on ethics of tourism

Report by Miri Stoneham-Bull, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School (Year 12) Tourism and human rights – justice and ethical dilemmas. GA talk: University of Bristol 24th Sep 2019 Dr. Stroma Cole, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Geography, University of the

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Reflections on GA/UWE Annual Geography Conference 2019

‘The Benefits of Belonging’ Thursday 27th June 2019 by Natalie Ambrose and Hannah Dunton (pictured below), PGCE students at UWE 2018-9. This year’s Bristol Geographical Association Annual Conference was organised and run by Michelle Graffagnino and Harry West, academics at

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Clifton College narrowly win Spring Competition focused on plastics in the ocean

Report by Kitty Murdoch and Hayden Schrijver, Clifton College, Bristol On 26th February 2019, teams from schools around the Bristol and Bath region gathered in the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol to compete in the annual GA Decision

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King Edwards win Bath WWQ2018

Once again, the Bath round of the GA WorldWise Quiz was held in the lovely setting of the Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute. Eight teams were entered from Corsham School, Sir Bernard Lovell Academy, Beechen Cliff and

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QEH secure 1st and 2nd in Bristol WorldWise Quiz

13th November 2018 6pm: 12 teams from 8 different schools* in the Bristol region assembled at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital for the 2018-9 Bristol WorldWise Quiz. A range of geographical skills were put to the test over the course of 2

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