Current programme (for schools)

Upcoming events

Lectures, conference and competition at Peel Lecture Theatre School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, BS8 1SS.
Please register for the events by clicking links below when they appear. We encourage students to register individually, so that we can send amendments directly by e-mail. Teachers can book multiple tickets, but please bring list of attendees. A nominal fee of £2/lecture is charged for Autumn lectures (room booking and support of additional events).
Lectures, competition, conference are most suitable for post-16 students and teachers. Worldwise Quiz is for Yr10-11.

2020 events dates

Tuesday 21st January 2020, 6.00-8.00pm
A-level conference: Urban regeneration and Temple Quarter, Bristol
Location: The conference has an unusual twist this year with the event taking place outside! The exciting event covers Changing Places, Contemporary Urban Environments and the Geography Fieldwork Investigation. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned might then be applied (*not* a pre-requisite) to the A level Geography competition held at the Peel Lecture Theatre at the University of Bristol on Tuesday 25th February 2020, 5.30-9.00pm.

The conference includes commentary about recent changes to Bristol Harbourside by Dr. Andrew Tallon of the University of the West of England. A representative from Temple Quarter will also outline the plans for the area.

Date: Tuesday 21 January 2020 on the Flower of Bristol Boat.
Departing: Watershed Pontoon (BSB Sports Bar), BS1 5TX Time: 18:00
Returning: Watershed Pontoon (BSB Sports Bar), BS1 5TX Time: 20:00
No. of passengers: 50

The maximum number of students will can take is 40 (max 4 per school, allowing 10 places for teachers etc). Please be aware of the weather conditions. It may be cold and wet. If the weather is fine, we will get off the boat at Temple Meads for a short walk around the site area. The Geographical Association cannot take responsibility for the insurance of students and staff, as this is done through the Bristol Packet Boat Company. If you require more information, please contact the company direct. We do have our own health and safety guidelines for the visit.

Tuesday 25th February 2020, 5.30-9.00pm
A-level Spring competition: Decision-making exercise on urban regeneration in Bristol
Teams of 3 or 4 engage in rapid production of poster and presentation to judges in friendly, at times, frantic setting. Weigh up the consequences for development of a brown-field site, thinking economics, amenity, community (local and global), sustainability and much more.
Location: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
Register you team by clicking here

Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6.00-8.00pm
WorldWise Quiz, Bath vs Bristol
Location: Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol.

Tuesday 28th April 2020 21st April 2020 7.00-9.00pm
A-Level revision session
Stretch and challenge opportunities with Michelle Graffagnino (AQA exam marker, UWE lecturer)
Location: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
Please get in contact if you want places for more than 15 students.
Register here