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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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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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QEH host WWQ and take top two places

Many thanks to QEH School for hosting the GA and local teams for our first WorldWise Quiz since 2019. Teams from Cotham , St Mary Redcliffe and Temple and QEH were quizzed on their geographical knowledge by Dr. Tony Hoare,

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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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Overdue report on Covid lecture during 2021 lockdown.

GA lecture: Geographies of Covid: 7pm March 9th, 2021 On March 9th, we continued with live online delivery of material with an excellent talk by Prof. Rich Harris (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol). The talk used elegant, interactive

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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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