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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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Josh Savory, KESBath, posts on ‘Carbon Cycle and Land Use’ lecture by Dr. House

Dr Jo House, University of Bristol, presented the final lecture of the Bristol GA Autumn Series and focussed on the topic of carbon cycle and forests. She presented compelling arguments about the concerns regarding climate change and increasing levels of

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Reflections on human trafficking lecture by students from Backwell and Badminton Schools

Geographical perspectives on human trafficking, smuggling and security. Report by Lizzie Knowles and Jemima Rogers, Backwell School On Tuesday 16th October 2018, a second GA autumn series lecture for sixth form students was held at the Peel Lecture Theatre, University

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Flavours of volcanic activity in Guatemala and the hazards they present. Matt Watson, University of Bristol

The Peel Lecture Theatre in Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol was packed for the kick-off talk in the GA Autumn Series, with schools from Bristol, Bath, Chepstow, Weston-super-Mare represented. Proceedings started with a brief presentation on ‘Applying for Geography and

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Energy and Resources: Spring Conference

Thought-provoking material on energy and resources was provided by Alan Terry, Simon Arlidge and James Palmer at the Bristol Branch of the Geographical Association conference for sixth-formers (Jan 30th 2018) Dr. Simon Arlidge kicked-off proceedings by challenging the audience to

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Report from Clifton College about Gill Miller’s lecture on disease

Anouska C-J and Oscar L reporting.. On the 17th October 2017, a small group of Geography A-level students from Clifton College attended a lecture at Bristol University on disease, but specifically the diseases Ebola and Jiggers. The lecturer Gill Miller,

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Maya Tyrrell, Wyedean, reflects on lecture about disease in developing world

Maya Tyrrell, Student at Wyedean School reporting.. Upon arrival after a lively bus journey, the Geographers from Wyedean School alongside students from the region began to settle quickly into the Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol. The much-anticipated

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Coastal flooding and protection in Somerset

There were 140 people from 25 schools and colleges in attendance for talks at the first GA meeting of the year. Two talks were presented: ‘Geography at University’ and ‘Coastal systems and management in Somerset’. Dr. Chris Spencer had top-billing

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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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Resources posted from Spring Conference on ‘Polar Geography’

Slides from the three speakers can be found in Resources.

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