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GA Annual Conference keynote speakers confirmed

We’re delighted to announce the keynote speakers at this year’s GA Annual Conference!

  • The Conference will be officially open on Thursday 8 April with the free public lecture delivered by Learning and Earth Science Specialist and TV presenter, Dr Anjana Khatwa. Anjana will lead us on an exploration of the Jurassic Coast.
  • On Friday 9 April, GA President Dr Susan Pike will lead the Presidential Lecture celebrating how geographers act with compassion in their work with children, young people and each other.
  • On Saturday 10 April, the keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr Sarah Mills from Loughborough University. The lecture will draw on research and debates within the field of geographies of childhood to explore recent trends across formal and informal education towards (or back to) ‘character’, ‘citizenship’ and ‘values’.

Other programme highlights include:

  • 2020 Royal Institution Christmas lecturer, Professor Chris Jackson from Imperial College London will lead a lecture titled ‘How to look inside a volcano’ showing how new 3D seismic imaging techniques can be used to illuminate the structure of volcanoes and the evolution of their underlying ‘hot rocks’.
  • Author and presenter, Simon Reeve will also be joining us for a pre-recorded Q&A session. This session will give delegates the chance to ask questions to Simon and hear about his work including on TV and in his books.
  • Dr Sharon Witt will deliver the Rex Walford lecture on Saturday 10 April sharing possibilities for lively, spirited geographies that pay attention to the world and nurture curiosity and enthusiasm through playful, joyful and compassionate encounters.

The Conference will take place online from Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 April. You can view the full Conference programme here. To find out more about booking for Conference, visit this page.