Geographical Association's 125th Anniversary

As we ticked over into 2018, Alan Kinder reminded his followers that this year is the 125th anniversary of the Geographical Association.
There will be a number of events happening through the year to coincide with the 125th anniversary.  It was also mentioned as one of the 125 GeoTips that the GA's Secondary Phase Committee members are tweeting.
The GA Early Years and Primary Committee @EYPPC_GA have also joined in with their own 125 tweet project. Follow their account to see more of what they are up to this year.

And the GA are doing their own project too, sharing the stories of people who are involved with the GA, whether working at Solly Street or helping out in some other capacity (and there are hundreds of people who are the unsung heroes of the GA and work on branch events, working parties or other committees)

They are using the hashtag #125GA and also #WeAreGeography to share stories of people who are connected to the association. Get involved if you can.

Speaking of which, there's this gentleman here. This is an important man.
Sir Halford Mackinder , was one of the co-founders of the Geographical Association.

In addition to the tweeting that I'm doing on behalf of the SPC, there'll be an early opportunity for me to get involved with the celebrations next week. The Cambridge and District GA Branch is having their first event for 2018.

Wednesday 10 January 2018 5.00-6.00pm- Teacher CPD

‘Earthquakes, Penguins and Place: constructing new resources for geographers’ with Alan Parkinson

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Alan Parkinson, currently the Head of Geography at King’s Ely Junior and previously freelance author, trainer and Secondary Curriculum Development Leader at the Geographical Association, will be sharing his work on a range of resources during this CPD session.

If you want to come along, you will need to let Keith Hicks know - let me know if you don't know Keith's e-mail and I'll let him know...

Hope to see some of you there...