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Title: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on September 26, 2012, 02:50:02 PM
The North Staffs GA branch events programme is now on the GA website
http://www.geography.org.uk/aboutus/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs (http://www.geography.org.uk/aboutus/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs)

The first lecture is China Rising: The new geopolitics of the 21st century, by Dr Steve Wyn Williams, Staffordshire University, on 10th October, 7.30, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent.

We are also on Facebook "North Staffs GA"
Follow us on Twitter @NorthStaffsGA
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: GB geographer on October 02, 2012, 08:10:39 PM
See you in February :)
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on October 03, 2012, 09:21:51 PM
Weather permitting this time!
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on October 14, 2012, 08:38:53 PM
The next N Staffs GA Branch lecture is by Sue Warn on Development issues in Bolivia, on 14 November at 7.30, at Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke, site.

All are weclome to attend as Sue reflects on this country and whether it is the poorest country in South America.
Sue has visited Bolivia several times, including twice this year!

Further details about the North Staffs branch on http://www.geography.org.uk/aboutus/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs (http://www.geography.org.uk/aboutus/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs)
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on November 01, 2012, 04:27:40 PM
The Geographical Association WORLDWISE QUIZ
North Staffordshire Branch Local Round
At Staffs University, Ashley Building, Leek Rd site room LT4
Wednesday 21st November 2012, 6.p.m — 9p.m

A team comprises three students aged under 16 on 1 September 2012 Entry is open to all schools in the U.K. with secondary aged students.

For further information and an application form, please contact katerussell2006@gmail.com
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on February 11, 2013, 08:00:03 PM
Still High and Dry? Managing Future Flood Risk in the UK
Alan Parkinson.
13 February 7.30 Staffs Uni, Leek Rd, Stoke on Trent.
All welcome
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on February 18, 2013, 07:47:38 PM
Alan's lecture was fab - just hit the right mark with both the students and the adul;ts presenmt! If you can get to Shrewsbury onMarch 6th, I'd recommend it!
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on February 18, 2013, 07:54:15 PM
Next lecture in Staffordshire:

Natural Gas and UK Energy Security: Problems and Prospects - Professor Michael Bradshaw, University of Lecicester
Wednesday 13th March, 7.30, Ashley lecture theatre LT4,  Staffs Uni, Leek Road, Stoke, ST4 2YJ.

All welcome.
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on September 04, 2013, 09:54:32 AM
The new programme for 2013 - 2014 has been published. If you would like a copy please contact me.

The first lecture is HIV/AIDS and Development given by the new GA President, Professor Hazel Barrett, Coventry University, on Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 7.30 in Lecture room LT4, Ashley Building, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent.
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Stephen Schwab on September 21, 2013, 03:17:21 PM
You got mail.
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on October 13, 2013, 03:40:03 PM
Next lecture:

River Restoration in StaffordshireNick Mott - Senior Ecologist, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
Wednesday 13th November, 7.30, lecture room LT4, Ashley Building, Staffordshire Uni, Leek Road, Stoke. ST4 2DF (for SatNav users)
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on November 21, 2013, 09:51:55 AM
North Staffs GA Branch WorldWise Quiz

The local round of this quiz was held last night at Staffordshire University - it was well attended with 14 teams from 6 schools taking part, supported by teachers and family.

It was a hard fought well contested quiz with close results.

Congratulations to the winners Derby Grammar School with Endon and Westwood in joint 2nd place and Newcastle runners up.

You can see other WorldWise activities here http://www.geography.org.uk/getinvolved/worldwise/ (http://www.geography.org.uk/getinvolved/worldwise/)
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on January 07, 2014, 12:02:20 PM
Next Lecture

"Now that the dust has settled ...." the impacts of Icelandic volcanic eruptions - Professor Fiona Tweed, Staffordshire University

Wednesday 15th January 2014, 7.30
Lecture room R0001, Science Centre ***** Note change of venue!*****
Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke ST4 2DF

Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on January 20, 2014, 09:32:00 PM
Next lecture: “ The use of GIS for crime prevention and investigation.”
Andrew Brumwell, Geo-spatial research and intelligence analyst, West Midlands Police.
Wednesday  12th  FEBRUARY 2014   At 7.30pm

Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent (Leek Rd site) Lecture room R001, Science Centre (next to Sixth Form College)
NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: All talks in 2014 will be held in room R001 at the Science Centre
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on August 29, 2014, 06:22:51 PM
The new programme for 2014 - 2015 is now available for you to view on http://www.4shared.com/account/home.jsp#dir=NXPAAM1I (http://www.4shared.com/account/home.jsp#dir=NXPAAM1I)


The first lecture is Staffordshire's Sustainable Transport Future - the role of rail by Keith Flinders on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 7.30 in Room R0001 at the Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF.
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on September 22, 2014, 07:37:34 PM
The next lecture is:
Threats to Antarctica, Our Last Wilderness,  by Sue Warn, A level examiner and author, on Wednesday 15th October 2014, 7.30 at Science Centre, Staffordshire University, leek Road, Stoke on Trent. Sat Nav postcode ST4 2DF.                                               

Our full programme for 2014-15 is on the GA website http://www.geography.org.uk/aboutus/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs (http://www.geography.org.uk/aboutus/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs)
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on October 20, 2014, 11:13:03 PM
Next lecture
12 NOVEMBER 2014 at 7.30
RSPB Middleton Lakes,  Warwickshire,  from quarry to tourist attraction; a 167 hectare classroom.
Chris Edwards, RSPB.
All welcome!
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on November 14, 2014, 05:42:16 PM
North Staffs GA WorldWise Quiz for students

Wednesday 26th November 2014 starting at 6.30
Room 119 Science Centre, Staffs University, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

A team comprises 3 students aged under 16 on 1st September 2014. Each school may enter up to 3 teams (but only one team per school can proceed to the final part of the quiz).
Entry is £5 per team, which includes refreshments.

For further details and to register your team contact Allan Dodd, 2, Essex Drive, STONE, Staffs. ST15 OLB
Tel. 01785 819543 or Bob Jones robertgjones@yahoo.com
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on November 28, 2014, 04:07:53 PM
Well done to the winners on the night, Newcastle under Lyme School; with Bablake School and Endon High School 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In all 10 teams took part and the question master was Bob Jones.
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on January 09, 2015, 11:35:06 PM
Next lecture: Bye Bye Brandt - Dr Liz Young, Staffs Uni, Wednesday 14th January, Room R001, Science Centre, Staffs Uni, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DF at 7.30.
The Brandt Report was written by the Independent Commission, first chaired by Willy Brandt, former German Chancellor, in 1980, to review international development issues, The report resulted in an understanding of the drastic differences in the economic development for both the North and Southern hemispheres of the world.

All welcome!
Title: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on January 16, 2015, 10:48:21 AM
Next lecture: Cities in a Global Economy: thinking about the functioning of world cities in the 21st century -  Alan Kinder, Chief Executive, Geographical Association. Wednesday 11th February, Room R001, Science Centre, Staffs Uni, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DF at 7.30.
www.geography.org.uk/getinvolved/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs (http://www.geography.org.uk/getinvolved/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs)

All welcome
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on February 12, 2015, 06:44:51 PM
Next lecture:
Rain, Wind and Snow - Dr Sylvia Knight, Head of Education Service, Royal Meteorological Society.
11th March 2015, 7.30 (preceded by a very short AGM at 7.15).
Room R001, Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent. (Next to Stoke 6th form college and 2 minute walk from Stoke station.) Sat Nav ST4 2DF

All welcome!
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on August 25, 2015, 08:16:12 PM
Welcome to the new term!

The N Staffs GA branch lecture programme for 2015 - 2016  has just been published and is being sent electronically if we have your details and also to Staffs schools in hard copy!
The programme can be seen here http://www.geography.org.uk/getinvolved/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs (http://www.geography.org.uk/getinvolved/branches/contactsprogrammes/northstaffs)

The first lecture is very topical and I am sure you will want your students to engage in this multi-facetted global issue!

Borders, migration and globalisation: changing geographies of mobility and their impacts on the UK.
Dr Jonathan Darling, University of Manchester.
Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 7.30
Room 001, Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF

Everyone welcome! Single lecture £2; Annual membership £10; GA member £8; Student £5.
Corporate school / college membership £25 allows unlimited numbers.

Contact Bob Jones robertgjones@yahoo.com
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on October 07, 2015, 01:48:51 PM
Next lecture!

What does 160 years of energy use tell us about sustained development?

Dr Andrew Jarvis, Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre.

Wednesday 14th October 2015, 7.30pm, Rom R001, Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, ST4 2DF.

All welcome!
Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on February 12, 2018, 11:30:46 AM
Next lecture:
7th  MARCH 2018 7.30pm Science Block Staffs University     
HS2* and the Midlands: Talk presented by representatives from HS2. An excellent CASE STUDY.
The lecture is preceded by a very short AGM, starting at 7.15.
 
*High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high speed railway linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.
Title: Danny Dorling at North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on September 06, 2018, 08:50:33 PM
THE NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE  BRANCH of the Geographical Association presents a talk       
“What Brexit tells us about the British” given by Professor Danny Dorling , Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford; on Wednesday September 26th 2018 at 7.30pm.
The lecture will be held in Room R001 at the Science Centre, STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY (Leek Rd site next to Sixth Form College) Stoke-on-Trent (near Stoke Station) SATNAV  ST4 2DF.
All are welcome.
£2 for a single lecture or open to personal or school members of North Staffs GA Branch and Shropshire Branch.

Contact Bob Jones for further details robertgjones@yahoo.com or 01785 815521

Whatever kind of Brexit occurs – hard, soft, or even a cancellation and staying in the European Union – the public and especially school children (who had no vote) are going to be asking questions about why this has happened and what it means. Just under a year before this talk was given, extra money had to be found to pay for Brexit in the November 2017 budget than could be found for the NHS. In early 2018 there was an unprecedented rise in deaths among elderly people in The UK.  On the same day as that budget, we also learnt that Britain would lose a place in the International Court of Justice for the first time since the court’s inception in 1946. But what can Geographers tell us about Brexit and what does Brexit tell us about the British?
The arguing and making of claims and counter-claims about Britain’s geographical status that is currently underway will not improve the image of Britain in the eyes of much of the rest of the world’s people.  But there is an upside. The British may well learn a great deal about themselves as a result. Not least that Britain, and even Brexit, has its roots in the British Empire. Traditionally British Geography, a subject that was partly born in this country due to Empire has not been very good at explaining what the Empire was and why it mattered. Brexit may well be the point at which we finally learn about the importance of geography: from the Irish border through to the modern day priorities of India.

Title: Re: North Staffs GA Branch
Post by: Kate Russell on January 31, 2019, 12:48:21 PM
Professor Fiona Tweed at Staffs University on Wednesday 6th February at 7.30 pm.

‘Fire, ice, ash and floods - exploring the impacts of Iceland’s volcanoes’

Here is a summary of what to expect:
Iceland is a spectacular and dynamic geological showcase, providing us with a fantastic opportunity to examine rifting, volcanism and earthquake activity. Over the last decade, events in Iceland have highlighted the trans-boundary nature of hazards from ice-volcano interactions and emphasised their impacts, locally, nationally and internationally. This talk will describe and explain key aspects of Iceland’s volcanic setting. A range of Icelandic volcanic eruptions will be used to illustrate the diversity of hazards and impacts generated by Iceland’s volcanic activity. Some of the challenges associated with managing risks from Icelandic volcanic hazards will be discussed, particularly in the context of new research on the potential impacts of future eruptions and the implications for the UK.