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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ordnance Survey Award for excellence in Geography teaching

Had the great honour of receiving this award yesterday at the Royal Geographical Society.

Congratulations to Louise Ellis, who won the 2nd Ordnance Survey Award, and thanks to the fellows and colleagues who nominated me. Congratulations also to all the other medal and award winners, and thanks to Vanessa Lawrence for presenting me with the award.
Left to right

Roger Jeans, Education Manager, Ordnance Survey
Louise Ellis, Ordnance Survey award recipient
Dr. Vanessa Lawrence, Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey (and also Honorary Vice President of the GA)
Alan Parkinson (that's me...)

Went down to the RGS yesterday to collect the award: a chunky piece of glass and a welcome and unexpected financial bonus, plus very nice scroll. Enjoyed the whole occasion. We had a tour of the society including some of its archive of objects, and also the Reception in the evening. Good to meet my new 'boss', and also plenty of enthusiastic geographers. This was a great honour, and many thanks to all involved in making it happen.

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At 9:53 PM, Blogger olliebray said...

Good for you Alan! Well Done!

At 3:23 PM, Blogger GeoBlogs said...

Thanks Ollie !

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Mr Rogers said...

My word he's got a suit! ;) Many congrats Mr P!

At 6:51 PM, Anonymous meg said...

Congratulations Alan - well deserved.


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