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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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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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Dr. Rachel James on Climate Adaptation in Africa

“Adapting to Climate Change in Africa” GA evening lecture, 18th October 2022 The second lecture in the Autumn Series of the 22-23 Bristol GA programme was given by Dr. Rachel James, who is a Senior Lecturer and Future Leader Fellow

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Miriam McGrath, Yr 12, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, reports on energy lecture

“What is fair energy transition?” GA evening lecture, 29th September 2022 Report by Miriam McGrath, Yr 12, St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School. As the need to transition to sustainable energy is brought to the forefront of the public consciousness,

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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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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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