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Our School Members Area contains award winning resources and up-to-date curriculum material examining geographical events in the media. School Members of the Society have access to over 350 case studies through the site, as well as online lectures, podcasts and news roundups.

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Data Skills in Geography

This integrated programme of work across higher education and schools will support teachers’ and students’ understanding of data skills, confidence in their use, and provide resources to support teaching.

Link to OCR GCSE (9-1) Geographical Skills - Maps to be studied
Link to OCR GCSE (9-1) Geographical Skills - Graphs and charts
Link to Edexcel Geography Fieldwork Guide

Galapagos (activities for GCSE) »

How can climate variation be used to make predications on climate change? Investigating El Niño and the Galapagos Islands.

Ecosystems (activities for GCSE)

Written by C. Searl

Life on the edge: suburban enquiry

Written by Alan Parkinson

'From the field' resources

These resources are designed to support the teaching of geography at GCSE, AS, and A Level, giving in depth information on the subject and an insight for students and teachers into the work of researchers in the field.

Grand Alpine Tour

Grand Alpine Tour »

Exploring the magnitude, frequency and spatial distribution of landslides above thinning and retreating glaciers in the Alps.


Typhoons »

The research looks at disaster management and human responses in rural Taiwan following on from Typhoon Morakot in 2009

Pole of cold

Polar science »

The Pole of Cold is a journey to chase the onset of winter across Europe and Siberia as far as the Pole of Cold, the coldest place in the northern hemisphere.

Extreme tourism »

Extreme tourism »

The research looks at travel along the ‘Chadar’ Ice River to Zanskar, which is the only way in or out of this remote Himalayan kingdom for eight months of the year.

Moorland ecology »

Moorland ecology »

The research looks at remote locations in the Peak District National Park to explore the recovery of areas of moorland which have been affected by fires.

Urbanisation and migration »

Urbanisation and migration »

The research looks at Mali's capital city Bamako, and how its rapid growth can be linked to the sand diggers of the river Niger.

Coral reef ecosystems »

Coral reef ecosystems »

The research looks at the exploitation and Management of a Coral Reef Ecosystem around Menjangan Island in Bali, Indonesia.

Seaweed farming Seaweed farming »

An exploration by sea kayak of liminal (marginal) living and rural development in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, focusing on seaweed farming.

In collaboration with The Goldsmiths' Company



Hidden Histories of Exploration

The Hidden Histories of Exploration research project brings to light the roles of indigenous peoples, local guides, interpreters and other intermediaries in exploration.

Exploring Everest Exploring Everest »

Polar resources

Discovering the Arctic

Discovering the Arctic
Examining the local and international implications of changes to the region's environments and peoples. Run in conjunction with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Scottish Association for Marine Science and British Antarctic Survey.

Discovering the Antarctic

Discovering Antarctica
Interactive website covering topics such as climate change and future pressures in the region. Run in conjunction with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and British Antarctic Survey.

Climate change resources

Your Climate your Life

Your Climate Your Life
Website based around our changing climate and how it affects our lives. Supported by the DEFRA Climate Change Fund.

Climate for Classrooms

Teaching resources on the local impacts of climate change in China, Indonesia, China and the UK; developed in partnership with the British Council and the Royal Meteorological Society.

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Data skills in geography
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