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GA Manchester Branch

Chairman: Paul Douglas

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Upcoming events

To find all up and coming branch events take a look at the GA Networking Calendar.


Tour of Ancoats with Jonathan Schofield

The group enjoyed a tour of Ancoats beginning with Hallé St. Peters where they were joined by Jonathan Schofield. The tour continued through Little Italy and Hallé St. Michaels, Great Ancoats Street and the Royal Mill.

Read more about the Tour of Ancoats with Jonathan Schofield


Annual subscriptions

These should be paid to the Hon Treasurer. Cheques should be crossed and made payable to ‘The Geographical Association – Manchester Branch’.

Rates: Adult £5

Corporate membership is available for schools and colleges – contact the Treasurer

In addition, full membership of the Geographical Association will enable you to receive its journals etc. Details of membership can be found here. Cheques should be made payable to:

Geographical Association, 160 Solly Street, Sheffield. S1 4BF

Find out more about GA membership here


Committee members

Chairman: Paul Douglas

Hon Membership Secretary and Treasurer: Joanna Baynham

Hon General Secretary: Penny Potts

Hon Programme Secretary: Josh Wilkinson

Hon WorldWise Quiz Co-ordinator: Sue Lomas

Committee Members:
Jo Baynham, Ernie Savage, Elle Craddock, Rob Donnelly, Susan Bermingham, Mike Johnson, George Walker, Jim Spencer, Jenny Frew, Katie Wynne, Jennifer O’Brien, Jane Boygle

Ogden Prize Secretary: Paul Douglas


The Ogden prize

The prize is awarded annually to the student who attains the highest mark in Geography at A level (All Specifications) Heads of Department in Schools and Colleges should nominate candidates for the prize each September. The names of students should be sent to the Ogden Prize Secretary. Details of total score gained, the examination centre number of the School or College and the Examination Board should be included.

Please note that nominations will be accepted only from schools and colleges who are members of the Manchester Branch of the Geographical Association.

Become a member

GA membership provides specialist support and expert advice for geography teaching

Geography Quality Marks

Register for the 2025 Quality Mark before 31 July and receive a 20% discount off your fee

Geographical model making competition

Encourage your pupils to get involved and explore their creativity and geographical knowledge by creating a 3D model. Entries close 31 July 2024