IF you think of any major contemporary event in the world, geography is at the heart of the issue and a geographer is trying to make sense of it.
With that in mind, and recognising the importance of the next generation of geographers, Bangor University held a 6th form Geography conference recently.
The conference was a partnership between Bangor University and St Gerard's School, Bangor. 40 Pupils and 10 teachers from English- and Welsh-medium schools across North Wales attended this free event. The aim, according to organiser Dr Lynda Yorke (Bangor University), was "to deliver short talks, which would offer an insight into current issues such as, Climate Change, Energy Security and Natural Hazards and Disasters that complement pupils' current studies".
Fellow organiser Nicola Hawley (St Gerard's School) said "this was a great inaugural event which raises the profile of geography and geographers in north Wales".
Those who attended commented that the talks gave "lots of good information [and were] helpful for all 6th form students" and pupils got "a taste for a lot of different aspects of geography". The organisers will be running this event next year. If any schools or colleges would like to be involved next time, contact Dr Lynda Yorke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nicola Hawley (email@example.com) or look out for information on the following website http://geography.bangor. ac.uk/.
| Bangor Uni Student delegates and their teachers at the Geography Conference at Bangor |University recently. In the foreground is Dr Lynda York and (second row far right) Nicola Hawley