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OXFORD BRANCH . Presentation for GA Conference 2010. What we offer. Lectures during the year aimed at GCSE/6 th Formers but also adult members Conference for Teachers in conjunction with the ISWG of the GA. Revision Conference for AS and A2 Pupils A Primary meeting for KS1 and 2 Teachers

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OXFORD BRANCH

Presentation for GA Conference 2010


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What we offer

  • Lectures during the year aimed at GCSE/6th Formers but also adult members

  • Conference for Teachers in conjunction with the ISWG of the GA.

  • Revision Conference for AS and A2 Pupils

  • A Primary meeting for KS1 and 2 Teachers

  • A visit each year since 2008 to the Olympic Site for Teachers

  • The Worldwise Quiz – 2 evenings – with one for KS 3 and one for GCSE candidates 2009 winners were Wheatley Park School (GCSE) and Magdalen College School (KS3)

  • CPD for Teachers


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Example of YearlyProgramme

  • 2009

  • Tuesday 6th October (The New Hall, St Edward’s School)

  • 7.30 pm

  • The Pilgrim Lecture

  • CLIMATE AND GLACIERS IN EURASIA

  • Dr Maria Shahgedanova. (University of Reading)

  • (This lecture will interest AS and A2 Level students, University graduates, post graduates and all Geographers. This sponsored lecture is open to non members of the GA.)

  • Tuesday 13th October(The North Wall, St Edward’s School)

  • 5pm

  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY

  • Dr John Ingram (Oxford University)

  • (This lecture will be of interest to AS and A2 Level students,University graduates, Institutions and all environmentalists and those interested in climate change)

  • Tuesday 3rd November (The North Wall, St Edward’s School)

  • 5pm

  • DESERTIFICATION.

  • Professor David Thomas.(Oxford University)

  • (This lecture will be of interest to all AS and A2 Level students as well as all interested in this important environmental topic)


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  • Thursday 12th November(Dragon School, Bardwell Road)

  • 5pm THE GA JUNIOR WORLDWISE QUIZ

  • (This is for School Teams of years 7 and 8 pupils. Teams of 3 pupils can be entered. An entry form will be sent in September to all member Schools)

  • Thursday 26th November (Oxford High School, Belbroughton Road)

  • 5pm THE GA SENIOR WORLDWISE QUIZ

  • (This is for school teams of Years 9 and 10 pupils. Teams of 3 pupils can be entered. An entry form will be sent in September to all member Schools)

  • 2010

  • Tuesday 26th January(The North Wall, St Edward’s School)

  • 5pm

  • ‘HIGH AND DRY’- managing flood risk.

  • Alan Parkinson (GA Secondary Curriculum Development Leader)

  • (This lecture will be of interest to GCSE, AS and A2 Level students and all others interested in this important environmental topic)


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  • Tuesday 9th February(The North Wall, St Edward’s School)

  • 5pm

  • The Pearson Lecture.

  • ‘FORESTS, FOOD AND FIRE’ – Rainforest politics and natural capital.

  • Andrew Mitchell, (Founder and Director of The Global Canopy Programme, Senior Adviser to ‘The Prince’s Rainforest Project’ and President of the Rainforest Club.)

  • (This lecture will of interest to Undergraduates, AS and A2 Level students as well as all interested in this important environmental topic. Members of The Global Canopy Programme, The Rainforest Club, Earthwatch, The Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests will be guests of the Branch for this lecture. )

  • Tuesday 23rd February(The New Hall, St Edwards School)

  • 10am GA CONFERENCE FOR TEACHERS. (organised by the Oxford Branch and ISWG)

  • (Detailed programme and application Form for this Conference will be sent in September)

  • Lectures and Workshops: Nigel Winser, Rob Morris, Alan Parkinson, Nick Lapthorn, Dave Holmes, Jamie Buchanan Dunlop, Diana Freeman and others.

  • Thursday 11th March

  • BRANCH VISIT TO OLYMPIC SITE IN LONDON.(Meet Stratford Station at 11am)

  • Leader: John Widdowson.

  • (Repeat of last year’s successful trip to continue looking at how teachers can use the area for Fieldwork)

  • Thursday 18th March (The New Hall, St Edward’s School)

  • 10 am

  • REVISION CONFERENCE FOR AS AND A2 GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS.

  • (Lectures and sessions lead by Dr Garrett Nagle and others on rivers, coasts, population, settlement, biogeography and synoptic papers.)

  • More details will be sent out in October with application form.


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OXFORD BRANCH CONFERENCE


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Visit to Olympic Site for Teachers


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LECTURES


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Cluster Groups and Links with Champions


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  • Tuesday 11th May(Lynams, Dragon School Pre Prep, Woodstock Road)

  • 5pm

  • PRIMARY OXFORD CLUSTER GROUP.

  • Professor Simon Catling, Dr John Halocha, Paula Owens and Paul Baker will lead an update on teaching Foundation to KS 2 geography. This is for Primary and Prep School teachers and will centre on teaching geography as part of the new primary curriculum.

    All this programme is put together by a committee

    President: Dr Garrett Nagle

    Secretary: Mrs Misia Newsome

    Treasurer: Paul Baker

    Committee: Professor Simon Catling, Nicola Park, Katie Yeo , John Harris

    We also link with Oxford Champion and with the GA Cluster Groups through

    Paul Baker who runs these.


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What makes up the Membership

  • 62 Adult Individual Members

  • 16 Primary Schools

  • 12 Maintained Secondary Schools

  • 10 Independent Secondary Schools

  • 6 Prep Schools

  • 8 Oxford Colleges includes Oxford Brookes University.

    ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW GA MEMBERS


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ATTENDANCE

Varies from over 100 at a Lecture down to about 12.

Programme vital in this and therefore needs to be lively, varied and lectures need to be relevant for students

Each year we send a questionnaire to the members asking them for suggestions on improving our programme


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LINKS

  • We have links with Guildford, Lincoln and Norfolk Branch through exchanging programmes and passing on names of Lecturers etc.

  • We link with the Primary Champions programme in Oxford over KS1 and 2

  • We link with Oxford University School of Geography and the PGCE programme at Oxford and Oxford Brookes University

  • We have valuable support from Frances Soar and others at Solly Street in Sheffield.

  • We regularly invite all schools to attend lectures and other activities and hopefully gain some more GA members through this.

  • The Cluster Group Programme promotes Local Branches in meetings.


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