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Explore 2005, the annual expedition and fieldwork planning seminar organised by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), takes place at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7, November 19-20. Fee: pound;94; pound;65 students.

Tel: 020 7591 3030 Email: eac@rgs.org

www.rgs.orgexplore

The RGS-IBG is also holding a continuing professional development event:

"The relevance of geography in practice: bringing applied geography into the classroom", November 24. It will focus on how to use GIS systems in the classroom, and the relevance of geographical skills in the workplace and in links between schools, the community, business and higher education institutions. Attendance counts towards annual chartered geographer CPD records. Fee: pound;38; pound;30 members.

Tel: 020 7591 3007 www.rgs.org

"Sensational geography" is the theme of the Geographical Association's annual conference and exhibition at the University of Manchester, April 18-20. Lectures and workshops will explore ways of using 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 research 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; day rates available; free entry for students. University accommodation pound;50 per night.

Tel: 0114 296 0088 Email: ga@geography.org.uk www.geography.org.ukeventsannualconference

"Global social justice and environmental sustainability" is the theme of the RGS-IBG's annual international conference to be held at its premises in London SW7, August 30-September 1. Deadline for early registration, May 5.

Tel: 020 7591 3020 Email: AC2006@rgs.org

www.rgs.org

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