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GA Post-16 and HE Committee Spring 2009 Food, Fire and Fieldwork! This edition of our newsletter, Geography Matters , features several articles about implementing the new A-level specifications and with particular reference to the fieldwork requirements. There are lots of useful ideas that will be of use to sixth-form teachers whichever specification they are using. Antony Allchin, Helen Hore and Iain Palôt share their experience. Also Gill Miller offers considerable food for thought and Viv Pointon investigates the lack of water down under. Geography Matters is the newsletter of the Geographical Association (GA) Post-16 and Higher Education Phase Committee and the University & College Union (UCU) Geography Section. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the GA, the Committee or UCU. The Post-16 and HE Committee promotes and safeguards the study and teaching of post- compulsory sector Geography. If you work in a school sixth-form, college or university and would like to join the Committee, please contact us. NQTs and student teachers are especially welcome. To find out more about the work and activities of the Committee, see the Post-16 and HE area of the GA’s website, . 1 GEOGRAPH Y MATTERS Contents Page Chair’s notes, Mick Dawson 2 From the Editor, Viv Pointon 2 Some guidelines for contributors 3 Is the world really in the grip of a food crisis? Gill Miller 4 The Big Dry: The Australian drought and the Murray Darling basin, Viv Pointon 7 Investigating river flooding in Uckfield, East Sussex, Helen Hore 8 Crowded coasts, rebranded urban places and some old-fashioned regional geography, Iain Palôt 11 Developing coastal fieldwork, Antony Allchin 13 And finally… Viv Pointon 18 2009: The GA Conference in Manchester 20
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Geography Matters Geography Matters is now accessible online and in colour at - 19/geographymatters/ reducing the need to produce an environmentally-hostile version! This edition of Geography Matters has been edited by Viv Pointon: [email protected] . The GA is based at 160 Solly Street, Sheffield S1 4BF. 2
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GA Post-16 and HE Committee Chair’s notes Welcome to the latest edition of Geography Matters and many thanks again to Viv Pointon for putting it together. Unfortunately this is her last edition as she is handing on the job of Newsletter Editor to another member of the Post-16 and HE Phase Committee, so I must use this opportunity to thank her on behalf of the Committee for all her hard work in chasing up our articles. Thankfully Viv is staying on the Committee but we do need new members. Please join us at our stand at Conference and/or at our AGM at the University of Manchester on Saturday 18 th April at 12.45 for a drink and talk to existing members about what the Committee does and how you can help. We represent all types of institution in the Post-16 and HE sector and all grades of staff so do come and join us whether student teacher, main grade teacher/lecturer or professor.
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