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Thursday 5 April

Public Lecture

Sheffield Hallam University, 17.30–18.15

The Public Lecture will officially open the 2018 Conference. Keep an eye out on the GA website and social media for further announcements. Details coming soon!

Awards Presentations

Sheffield Hallam University, 18.15–19.00

The presentations will include the longstanding GA Publishers’ Awards, recognising materials that make a significant contribution to school geography, the GA’s Quality Mark Awards, and the Frederick Soddy Awards, supporting school fieldwork and expeditions. The GA will also be recognising achievements of individuals who have made outstanding contributions.

Celebratory wine reception and buffet

Winter Garden and Millennium Gallery, 19.00–22.00

After the Public Lecture that officially opens the 2018 conference, we’ll be raising a glass to celebrate 125 years of the GA. The complimentary wine reception will take place in the stunning Sheffield Winter Garden, the largest urban glasshouse in Europe and winner of several architectural and horticultural awards. A delicious Yorkshire-themed buffet – including Yorkshire puddings, Parkin and Henderson’s Relish – will be served in the adjoining Millennium Gallery. Tickets for the buffet are priced £10 and a cash sale bar will be available.

Friday 6 April

Networking and celebratory reception

Sheffield Hallam University, 13.00–13.45

A chance to have informal conversations with colleagues, put names to faces, celebrate the 125th anniversary of the GA and get involved with our work.

  • Come and talk to members of the editorial boards to find out about submitting an article for a GA journal and the publishing process.
  • Did you know the GA has committees for all phases of education and specialist areas, such as fieldwork, physical geography and ICT? Find out about opportunities to get involved.
  • Meet members of GA Branches to chat about local GA events programmes and find your nearest Branch.
  • Whether you teach primary, secondary or post-16, are a student, NQT or experienced teacher, we’d love to talk with you about getting involved in the GA.

Conference TeachMeet

Sheffield Hallam University, 18.45–20.00

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering for those curious about teaching and learning. Come along to share great ideas trialled in your classroom, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Professionals from all educational sectors are welcome to take part.

TeachMeet is not about presenting a new product or theory, rather it is a chance for teachers to hear real narratives of practice from each other. It is about being engaged and inspired by our colleagues – with a bucket-load of networking to boot!


Special thanks to David Rogers (@davidErogers) for organising the TeachMeet.

Proudly sponsored by Discover the World Education.

Networking and geography quiz

Sheffield Hallam University, 20.00–22.00

Join us for networking and a buffet followed by a fun geographical quiz including a Q&A round, a picture round and a creative task! Tickets are priced at £10 and a cash sale bar will be available.

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