Conferences and courses

"Sensational geography" is the theme of the Geographical Association's annual conference and exhibition at Manchester University, April 18-20. Lectures and workshops will explore ways of using all the senses to appreciate the "sensationally diverse world we live in, and the power and beauty of the physical world". Speakers include Professor Danny Dorling on "Neighbourhood segregation in Britain", a report showing that poverty and wealth, rather than ethnicity and religion, are polarising society. Fee: pound;95; pound;75 members (both days); pound;45 NQTretired person; day rates available; students free. Accommodation pound;50 per night.

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"New frontiers in geography" will be discussed at the annual inset day at the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), London SW7, February 9. It includes workshops, policy updates, and exhibitions. Tickets: pound;35; pound;30 schools members (includes lunch).

Tel: 020 7591 3020

A conference for key stage 1 and foundation stage teachers organised by Teachers in Development Education will take place on March 2 at Millennium Point, Birmingham. with presentations by Simon Catling and Dalvir Gill. Fee pound;75, student rate pound;25.

Tel: 0121 202 3290 Email:

The RGS-IBG's annual international conference on "Global social justice and environmental sustainability" takes place in London SW7, August 30-September 1. Deadline for early registration, May 5. Sessions include: rethinking maps; island tourism and sustainability; implementing climate policy: geographical perspectives; ecology and geomorphology: making the links for a sustainable future?

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The GA has three new professional development units: Managing fieldwork, co-organised by the Field Studies Council at its Preston Montford Centre, Shropshire, March 30, and Brockhole Centre, Lake District, April 1; Effective leadership in primary geography, London, October 7; Getting into education for sustainable development, London, June 24. Fee per course: pound;350; Pounds 250 members.

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The GA's international committee is organising study tours to Kenya, July 24-August 15, and South India, October half-term. Fee: approx Pounds 1,200.


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