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General Discussion / GCSE and A level results mapped
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:20:29 PM »
Ofqual analytics presents a selection of data in an engaging and accessible way by using interactive visualisations. GCSE and A level results in map format - can select specific subjects.
https://analytics.ofqual.gov.uk/

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North Staffs GA Branch

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.

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General Discussion / Re: North Staffs GA Branch
« 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.

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General Discussion / Re: Help- Christmas Quiz 2018??
« on: December 30, 2018, 04:35:59 PM »
Sorry - too late for this year but worth bookmarking for 2019 - Geography Geek generally produces a quiz
http://geographygeek.co.uk/other_stuff.html#quiz

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General Discussion / Rich and Poor Divide: Drone photos
« on: December 30, 2018, 04:34:29 PM »
Great photos to generate discussion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-45257901

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General Discussion / Re: Danny Dorling at North Staffs GA
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:13:31 PM »
I wasn't actually there Matt - I have heard him before though. Reports are that it was very good, thought provoking and there about 100 there.

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General Discussion / Re: Free guide to responsible tourism
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:10:25 PM »
Thank you Adrian

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General Discussion / Re: Danny Dorling at North Staffs GA
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:02:41 AM »
Just a reminder about this fantastic opportunity!

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General Discussion / Danny Dorling at North Staffs GA
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:51:18 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.

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General Discussion / Danny Dorling at North Staffs GA Branch
« 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.


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General Discussion / Re: GA Conference
« on: March 28, 2018, 10:06:19 PM »
Hope to see you too Alan.
Looking forward to  seeing how people celebrate GA's 125 years and to Daniel Raven-Ellison's keynote lecture.

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General Discussion / Webcams
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:35:10 AM »
What is your favourite webcam?
Please provide the URL and your reasons for it being your favourite? How do you use it?

Many thanks
Kate

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General Discussion / North Staffs GA lecture: HS2
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:31:25 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.

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General Discussion / Re: North Staffs GA Branch
« 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.

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