More to come...
Labels: Yorkshire Floods
Random musings from the GeographyPages bloke... Visiting from outside the UK ? Add a comment please!
Labels: Yorkshire Floods
Caught a snippet on the news this morning which mentioned this website, which I have blogged about before, although not sure that the word 'geography' was mentioned at any point, despite it being a project in association with the RGS-IBG.
Activities all week related to Citizenship and 'Britishness'.
Wordle Word Cloud is for the statement by Rita Gardner describing the aims of the project.
Who do you think you are ?
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Current reading material....Just 4 weeks of term left.
Don't pick your own...
Norfolk Geography Conference
Hunter Wellies and Glasto
Image copyright: Michael Wolf, Transparent City (2008)
Thanks to Tony, via Noel, via Wordle.
Blogging on Slideshare
Just started to read this - some fascinating sections on the growth of processed foods, the value added by differentiation and the rise of companies like Nestle.The second book I read about in The Observer at the weekend. HUNGRY CITY has a supporting website. I may have to get this as well...
New laptop arrived... A very nice Dell PRODUCT (RED) laptop.
Geography and Literacy
Labels: Literacy Outcomes
Interesting that as none of the UK teams have qualified for this tournament (it's Football by the way) the BBC and other broadcasters are making a lot of the fact that we have pockets of people from different countries living in the UK. There has been a push to support Poland by certain retailers, who are keen to sell products as they will miss out on the bonanza that occured in 2006. The cost could be as much as £2 billion in lost sales.
Two years ago the World Cup in Germany helped Tesco to sell more than half a million St George’s flags, 400,000 footballs and 50,000 two-pint glasses in the shape of the tournament’s trophy.
This summer the supermarket is again draping its shelves in red and white: it is backing Poland.
Tesco has brought in extra supplies of Polish snacks and beer at 150 stores in areas with large Polish communities such as Slough, Hammersmith and Glasgow.
“There are three good reasons to support Poland,” a Tesco spokesman said. “They’ve contributed a lot to our economy, they’re underdogs, and they’re in the same group as the old enemy - Germany.”THETFORD has a large Portuguese community.
Labels: Euro 2008
We-Think Geography is going places...
Came across this quote today, via my webmail news feed. J K Rowling was receiving an honorary degree from Harvard University, and made a speech:
Labels: Action Plan for Geography
Ordnance Survey Award for excellence in Geography teaching
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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