Thursday, 27 April 2017

Bedales School Geography Festival - a reminder

A reminder of this event, coming up at the end of June. I have a prior engagement so can't make it, but it looks really interesting.
From Paul Turner, who's organising the event:

I’d like to extend a warm invitation, for you and your students, to our Geography Festival: Can geography help us avert catastrophe? on Thu 29 June.

The one day event is targeted primarily towards lower sixth students having completed their internal exams but would also be suitable for enthusiastic Y10’s.

We have a brilliant line up in what will be a discursive and engaging day designed to draw students in and develop their critical understanding of geography. Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geography-festival-tickets-32551579651?aff=GA

Tickets are just £10.84!

The format of the day will include:

Opening Lectures – Where might catastrophe come from?
·        Wanda Wyporska – Executive Director - The Equality Trust
·        Sien van der Plank – Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar – University of Southampton

Panel Discussion – How can geography help?
·        David Lambert – Professor of Geography Education – UCL Institute of Education
·        Carl Lee – Tutor – Working with Communities Programme – University of Sheffield
·        Benjamin Hennig – Associate Professor in Geography – University of Iceland

Workshops – What can we do?
·        Fuel Poverty Action
·        Sew Solid Crew
·        Poetry Workshop
·        South Downs National Park Authority
·        Population Matters

There will be a variety of stalls and other activities during the day which will culminate in Live Music from a suitably political musician.

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