Moving on up...

Today is the first day of the Meteorological Autumn - summer is over and winter is coming.

It's also the day when GA Presidential terms begin.

Special congratulations to Gill Miller for her work during the last year as President. Her theme of 'Geography really Matters' was certainly significant, and drew people together, and she worked hard along with the Solly Street staff to put on the GA Conference at very short notice as a virtual event. Her lecture has had over 2300 views, and can still be seen on the GA's YouTube channel.
She now moves into the role of Immediate Past President.

Thanks to Stephen Scoffham for the last year as Past President too, for his guidance and words of wisdom at our meetings over the last year, both face to face and virtual.

This year's incoming GA President is Dr Susan Pike.
She is Geography Education Coordinator at Dublin City University. She has also written and co-written a number of excellent books for Primary geographers, and been involved in many volunteer roles for the GA for many years.
Her 2021 GA Conference theme is "Compassionate geographies".
Follow Susan on Twitter as well.

Last year's Junior Vice President becomes the Vice President, and for the coming year that will be me. I'm looking forward to working with Susan to take forward the activities that form the GA's new 2020-2025 Strategy document.
We would normally be welcoming a new Junior Vice President to the Presidential group, but the GA has changed these roles. This badge has now been retired for a while until any future change in the GA's Constitution.


Best wishes go to Olwen Lintern Smyth, who starts her new role as the GA's Chair of Trustees.
She has previously worked as Programme Director of the Global Learning Programme, which involved the GA as one of the lead partners, and also a Trustee at DECSY, which I remember we worked with when I worked for the GA.

Image of Susan copyright: Shaun Flannery / Geographical Association.