The first day of the GA Conference is usually one for travelling to the venue, booking into the hotel and then making the way to the venue to chat to former GA colleagues, pick up a cheeky conference programme and then head for the GA Public lecture, followed by the GA Awards and wine reception before heading for a curry or pizza depending on the company.
For a good chunk of that time, that has also involved picking up one of the Awards - though I don't like to mention that. I've been involved in projects that have won a number of Highly Commendeds and (I think) 5 Silver Awards including Mission:Explore, Frozen Oceans, and the Routledge 'Debates in Geography Education' book.
This year you can join us for the GA Public Lecture live on the GA's YouTube channel. This is free to everyone. The video will go live before 4pm when the lecture is due to start.
This is followed by the GA Awards on the same YouTube channel at 5.30pm - co-hosted by Susan Pike and myself - and then dressed up drinks using the Wonder Rooms which are new for this year...
Deeply honoured to be delivering @The_GA #GAConf21 Public Lecture today at 4pm,— Dr Anjana Khatwa 💙 #NDA2020 Finalist 😊 ✊🏽 (@jurassicg1rl) April 8, 2021
"20 years, 95 Miles, 185 million years: A Celebration of the Jurassic Coast"
Watch the lecture FREE here: https://t.co/dklWxaT42j#geographyteacher @RGS_IBGschools @RGS_IBG @geolsoc @ThePalAss pic.twitter.com/F5MryIcYPf