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.

2019-20 events dates

Tuesday 24th September 2019, 7.00-8.30pm
Autumn Lecture 1: Tourism and human rights – justice and ethical dilemmas
Dr. Stroma Cole, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Geography, University of the West of England
Location: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

In this lecture, we will take a critical view of holidays and the tourism industry from a justice perspective and explore the ethical dilemmas we face on holiday including considerations of photography, water use, property rights and ask when/if tourism is a form of slavery.

The event will also include brief session on studying Geography at University (30 min session) and advice from admission tutors.

Regsiter for event here

Tuesday 15th October 2019, 6.00-8.00pm
WorldWise Quiz, Bristol
Location: QEH, Bristol (tbc)

Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 7.00-8.30pm
Autumn Lecture 2: Flood risk on the Somerset coast: Causes and effective management solutions
Dr. Chris Spencer, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England
Location: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

In this lecture, we will explore the various causes of flooding on the Somerset coastline, what would be at risk and also how the risk will change with future climate change and sea level rise. We will then explore the various different coastal zone management approaches that could be used to address the risk and consider the pros and cons of these at this site.

Register for event here

Tuesday 19th November 2019, 7.00-8.30pm
Autumn Lecture 3: Development in response to climate change: Contesting the SDGs in Bolivia
Dr Jessica Hope, School of Geographical Sciences and Cabot Institute, University of Bristol.
Location: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

In this lecture, we will examine global responses to climate change, specifically the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By looking at how these are being taken-up by the government, by NGOs and by social movements in Bolivia, we will think critically about what forms of development (and what kinds of environment) they produce.

Register for event here

Tuesday 26th November 2019, 6.00-8.00pm
WorldWise Quiz, Bath
Location: BRLSI, King Edward’s School Bath
(note location change, Jane Knight email contact)

Tuesday 21st January 2020, 5.30-9.00pm
A-level conference: Urban regeneration and Temple Quarter, Bristol
Location: To be confirmed

Tuesday 25th February 2020, 5.30-9.00pm
A-level Spring competition: Decision-making exercise related to Spring conference
Location: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6.00-8.00pm
WorldWise Quiz, Bath vs Bristol
Location: To be confirmed

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)
Location: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol