Geography Conference Call. (in Society: A Round-Up of News, Views and Events Happening at the RGS-IBG This Month)

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Geography Conference Call. (in Society: A Round-Up of News, Views and Events Happening at the RGS-IBG This Month)


'Geography, Serving Society and the Environment' is the theme of this year's three-day International Annual Conference organised by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Held in London this September, the event aims to share, discuss and disseminate information on the latest geographical research topics in a vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere. Although it is primarily an academic conference, those involved with, or who have an interest in, geography in its widest sense are welcome to attend.

The conference is expected to attract 1,000-plus delegates, with more than 600 papers to be presented. Compared with previous years, there will be an increase in major plenary sessions (see below). There will be more than 20 parallel sessions each day, in addition to evening lectures and fieldtrips. A special programme for teachers is planned for the final day of the conference.

This year will also be the first time the conference will be held at the Society's headquarters at 1 Kensington Gore, where delegates will be able to make use of the new facilities and seminar rooms.

WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

Plenary session: Globalisation

Chair: Jamie Peck, University of Wisconsin

Guest speakers: Peter Dicken, University of Manchester, and others

Plenary sessions: Geography and the Humanities

Opening Introduction: Geoffrey Crossick, CEO of Arts and Humanities Research Board

Guest speaker: Griselda Pollock, Department of Art History, University of Leeds

Plenary session: Global London

Guest speakers: Honor Chapman, chair of Development and Sustainability Committee, London Development Agency; Philip Dodd, director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts; Sir Peter Hall, Barlett School of Architecture. Institute of Community Studies

Plenary session: Census and Society

Guest speakers: Len Cooke, national statistician; Raj Patel, Neighbourhood Renewal Unit, Office of the Deputy PM

Evening Lecture: Linda McDowell, University College London

Evening Lecture: William J Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UCL 100th anniversary lecture)

THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Plenary session: Geographies of Deprivation

and Health: What are the Messages for Health Policy?

Guest speakers: Bobbie Jacobsen, London Health Observatory, NHS Public Health Policy; Anne Ellaway, Medical Research Council; Robin Haynes, University of East Anglia; Graham Moon, University of Portsmouth; Mary Shaw. South West Public Health Observatory; Susan Smith, University of Edinburgh

Plenary session: The City and Creativity

Guest speakers: Richard Sennett, London School of Economics; Nigel Thrift, University of Bristol

Plenary session: Palaeo-ecotogical Reconstructions of Past Environments and Societies

Guest speakers: Rick Battarbee, University College London; Kevin Edwards, University of Aberdeen

Plenary session: Geography and the Future of Education

Chair: Sir Ron Cooke

Panel: Brian Chalkley, LTSN-GEES, University of Plymouth; David Livingstone, Queen's University, Belfast; Richard Munton, University College London; Duane Nellis, West Virginia University; David Rhind, City University, London; Susan Smith, University of Edinburgh

Plenary session: Environmental Governance

Guest speakers: Jacqui Burgess, University College London; Alex Evans, Institute for Public Policy Research; Susan Owens, University of Cambridge

Plenary session: Earth Systems Science

Guest speakers: Robert Allison, University of Durham; Anthony Long, University of Durham; David Lynn, NERC Director of Science and Innovation

Evening lecture: Doreen Massey, Open University

FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Plenary session: Living with Uncertainty: Floods and Climatic Change

Guest speakers: James Knox, University of Wisconsin; Alan Werritty, University of Dundee

Plenary session: New Europe, New Geographies? …

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