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Spaces are still available on all of these courses unless stated otherwise. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that bookings will not be taken in the three working days before the event, or on the day of the event.

"Genuinely the most important, most exciting INSET I have ever attended...a world of opportunities!"
- Geography teacher at our Introduction to Esri ArcGIS Online course, March 2014 

 Update me: Data Skills in Geography

This session is aimed at GCSE and A Level teachers who are preparing to teach the new specifications. We will look at some of the data skills requirements in the context of worked examples.

Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Time: 5.15pm - 7.15pm. Doors open from 4:45pm
Cost: Members £20, non-members £27 (cost includes VAT)
Admittance is by ticket only

(you will be taken to the sign in/registration page of the website)

Contact Simon Pinfield (s.pinfield@rgs.org) for further details.

School Member Lecture: Moving from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, Professor Katie Willis, Royal Holloway - University of London

An opportunity for our School Members to experience our popular lecture series.

Professor Katie Willis, an expert on employment, migration and development, explores the history and development of the Millennium Development Goals and their relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Venue: RGS-IBG London SW7 2AR
Time: 5.15pm – 6.30pm. Doors open from 4.30pm
Cost: Free to School Members

Booking details
Booking for this event is now open. This event is ticketed and tickets will need to be shown by both students and teachers on the door. Tickets can be requested by emailing Harpreet at h.sanghera@rgs.org.
We are asking schools to please be reasonable with the amount of tickets they request for these free lectures. In order to prevent block booking by schools that subsequently do not use their full ticket allocation, thus stopping other schools from attending, we will be closely monitoring the use of the tickets we provide to each school. If we find that your school has booked far more tickets than it uses on the day, we may be forced to limit your school’s ticket allocation at future School Member lectures.

 Update me: Ordnance Survey teaching resources

This course is aimed at teachers at all Key Stages who are interested in developing spatial awareness skills primarily linked to the Geography curriculum. Ordnance Survey now provides a range of digital map data at no cost for use in schools.

Date: Wednesday 16 March 2016
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm. Laptops will be provided.
Costs: £35 Members (inc VAT), £45 (inc VAT) Non Members

  • Programme and booking form (PDF)
  • Booking form (MSWORD)

    This course is run in partnership with Ordnance Survey

     Subject Knowledge Update: UK weather systems

    The weather affects almost every person and every industry, every day. It can produce fascinating features or extreme events, and is easily available to every school as a fieldwork resource. The amount of weather and climate in the National Curriculum and exam specifications is increasing, and yet it is frequently identified as one of the harder to teach topics. Find out more about the content and teaching of this topic.

    Date: Wednesday 15 June 2016
    Venue: RGS-IBG, London
    Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm. Laptops will be provided.
    Costs: £35 Members (inc VAT), £45 (inc VAT) Non Members

  • Programme and booking form (PDF)
  • Booking form (MSWORD)

    This course is run in partnership with Royal Meteorological Society

      Festival of Geography

    This one day course delivered in association with OCR has been designed to inspire, engage and support teachers with the new AS / A Level geography content. The aim of the day is to take a range of new topic areas and explore these in depth through a series of talks and workshops to bring the content to life. Throughout the day the content will be unpacked and a range of relevant resources explored.  

    Alongside the unpacking of the specification content there will be lots of suggestions and opportunities for addressing teaching and learning approaches, resourcing of the new topic areas and embedding of geographical skills.

    Date: Friday 24 June 2016
    Venue: RGS-IBG, London
    Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Costs: Early booking fee (before 16 March 2016) £175. Regular booking fee (after 16 March 2016) £220

    Places must be booked BEFORE 16 March 2016 to secure the early booking fee.

    Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

    Booking and further details

    In association with OCR


     Teachers' Fieldwork Masterclass Weekends

    Twice each academic year, the Learning and Leading programme offers 16 geography teachers free places on residential weekend masterclasses. All course fees, accommodation and meals are covered by the programme. These courses are aimed at those teaching GCSE and A Level geography in maintained schools, six form colleges and academies in the UK that face challenging circumstances in their provision of geography. Each course focuses on either human or physical geography fieldwork.

  • What does the Masterclass involve?

    As a participant on this course you will undertake field visits, gather case studies, enhance your field teaching skills, share experiences with other teachers, participate in different field techniques and approaches, develop teaching resources for A Level and GCSE and adapt them for your local area.


    2016 dates will be released shortly.

    For further information contact Charlie Eustace, the Learning and Leading Project Coordinator by email on: landl@rgs.org or telephone on: 0207 591 3180.

    To apply for a place see our website or email Charlie at landl@rgs.org.

    Contact us

    Unless otherwise stated, please contact Harpreet Sanghera on (0)20 7591 3053 or email h.sanghera@rgs.org.

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