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Why not join the North Staffs GA Branch
and meet fellow colleagues?

The local branch based in Stoke-on-Trent is run tirelessly by colleagues from schools; it is one of the 40 GA branches around the country (see the GA website for details of other branches).   A strong local organisation has many advantages.

The lecture programme makes accessible academics, planners and other people from geographical related disciplines. Keeping up to date in your subject knowledge is as vital as keeping up to date in teaching and learning.  Bring along your students, and remind yourself why geography became your subject.  

Branch Programme

Full programme for the year (includes lectures, quiz and fieldwork visit) on the GA website

All meetings are at 7.30pm  on Wednesday evenings at Staffordshire University, Leek Road site in Stoke, in room LT4 Ashley Building.  Where possible the lecture notes will be made available here BUT it is not as good as the real thing!  Suggestions for future lectures to  Bob Jones please.

WorldWise Quiz 2011

8 teams from 5 schools from Staffordshire and Stoke took part in the 2011 quiz on 16th November.
Congratulations to the worthy winners St Thomas More Catholic School
2nd Newcastle School and
3rd Wolstanton Humanities College, Newcastle.


Apply to join the North Staffs branch - application form here! 

For further details about the branch please contact the secretary, Bob Jones, 01785 815521

Previous lectures

Presentations from some of the past lectures are below.

Dr Tim Hall, University of Gloucestershire, Geography and Globalised Crime

David Kidney, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, PowerPoint presentation Sustainable Development how the CIEH promotes it and lecture notes

Allan Watson, lecturer in human geography, Staffordshire University Emerging World Cities in a Global System

Charles Spring, Senior Lecturer in Sports Management, University of Derby. The Geography of Sport: the Social Impacts of Stadia Moves.

Professor Irene Hardhill from Nottingham Trent University Economic and Social Change in large MEDC urban areas (with reference to Nottingham). Irene's presentation is here Reinventing the city: from Industrial to post Industrial

Contrasting African geographies. Climbing Kilmanjaro - Rev. Michael Metcalf, St. Paul's Church, Stafford and Ugandan Perspectives on Citizenship and Development, Bob Jones, Alleynes High School
Squatter Settlements in Peru: Slums of Hope or Despair?
(John Old Memorial lecture) Professor Bill Chambers, Liverpool Hope University, GA President
Mapping with GIS - when seeing should not always mean believing
Oliver Tomlinson, Senior Lecturer in Geographical Sciences, Derby University.
PowerPoint presentation part 1 and part 2

Climatic Change and Renewable Energy given by Garth Ratcliffe, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Garth has kindly made the PowerPoint presentation on renewable energy available

Dr Linda Stanier - Derby University Download the ppt presentation here. It is a very large file 33 Mb but worth it.


SLN Geography extends our warm congratulations to Sister Mary Henry 

Sister (President of the N Staffs Branch of the GA) with her Certificate of Outstanding Service presented by President Jeremy Krause. Allan Dodd (Chair of the N Staffs Branch far left), Bob Jones (Sec of N Staffs Branch) .  Well deserved. 

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