Goldsmith's Science for Society Course - July 2013

An amazing opportunity for teachers to update their professional knowledge, as well as experience some amazing places.

You will need to get yourself to Southampton University, but everything else is paid for....

The course runs in the last week of July, when a lot of colleagues may have a ligher timetable, or have activity days (or may even have finished for the summer)

The special 6 day course has been organised by the Ordnance Survey, along with the Goldsmith's company. It runs from the 21st to the 26th of July 2013

Science for Society Course: New Developments in Physical Geography 

This course is designed for mid-career specialist geography teachers in secondary schools who are teaching GCSE / A level students.  The emphasis is on physical geography, providing an intensive immersion in new technology for data collection, analysis and modelling.  The course includes an introduction to new equipment for field and laboratory, and explores recent developments in remote sensing and GIS technologies, and their application to teaching. 

Full day visits to both Met Office and Ordnance Survey are included.

The course is provided by the Geography Department of the University of Southampton and Ordnance Survey in association with The Goldsmiths’ Company, under their Science for Society initiative. 

There's also a Gala Dinner at Goldsmith’s Hall, London. 

Tuition, accommodation, food and travel during the course are all provided free of charge. Delegates must fund their own travel costs from home to Southampton University. There is a £50 deposit to pay, which is refunded at the end of the course.

For more details, see the Goldsmith's website, where you can download an application form.

This is certainly something which I would have applied for if I was still teaching

You must be a teacher employed at a secondary school in Great Britain teaching GCSE/A level standard qualifications in geography.