Geography SW Conference - resources now available

Over 70 teachers, presenters and publishers attended the first Geography Southwest (in association with the RGS-IBG and UWE) annual conference at the University of West of England on Tuesday 28 June.

The programme featured four keynote talks and seven workshop presentations. 
Ten exhibitors, comprising educational publishers, school travel organisations and workshop presenters provided stands.

Teachers very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet face to face after the constraints of the last two years. The lectures provided insights into current geographical issues and featured topical case studies. Delegates appreciated the range of workshops and the chance to learn new skills and update their knowledge. Everyone appreciated the informal chats over coffee and in the lunch break and the chance to exchange ideas about fieldwork opportunities, NEAs and current geographical topics.

Next year’s Geography Southwest conference will be held at the University of West of England (UWE) in June 2023. The provisional date is Tuesday 27 June so please put this into your diary!

You can view some of the presentations and workshop summaries using the links below:

Steve Brace (Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, RGS-IBG): Geography: the difference it makes but for whom?

Dr Chris Spencer (UWE): Flood risk on the Somerset coast: causes and effective management solutions

Professor Chris Jackson (Imperial College London and GeoScientist with Jacobs Engineering Group): Can Geology save the World?

Dr Anjana Khatwa (Earth Scientist and presenter): The Jurassic Coast

Andy Owen (Insight and Perspective) NEA/fieldwork issues

Laura Boyall (RHUL) Antarctic StoryMaps

Dr Andy Tallon (UWE): Urban regeneration in Bristol

Kate Ponting (Clinton Devon Estates) Coastal Climate Adaptation: the lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP)

Dave Morgan (ESRI): Teaching with GIS

Dr Des McDougall (University of Worcester): Using virtual fieldtrips to make in-person fieldwork more inclusive

Dr Liam Saddington (University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment): Debating Global Governance: Using simulations to teach A-Level Geography