Geography Group

CONTACT: Gerald Blake
01833 650899
geography@teesdaleu3a.org.uk
WHERE: Jersey Farm Hotel
WHEN: 3rd Thursday of each month between 2pm and 4pm
  See Calendar for dates of meetings.

The Geography Group was launched in September 2018 with Gerald Blake as Co-ordinator. It has 50 plus members, most of whom have not studied geography in the past. The wishes of the members have been paramount in deciding on the monthly programme. To date three Professors of Geography have given talks (about maps and mapping, the Bangladesh borderlands, and the ice age in Teesdale).

Four team projects, involving 18 members, have been launched on local geographical topics. Their research findings are being presented at monthly meetings. A popular side-line at meetings has been quizzes around maps in the press.

The future programme is exciting and ambitious. Members can be involved as much or as little as they wish. The priority is to have thoroughly enjoyable sessions. These will include more talks from expert speakers, and three fascinating field trips. Our regular meetings will be enriched by book reviews, current affairs briefings, quizzes, and problem solving. A fabulous exhibition of maps from personal collections is planned.

One way or another, the Geography Group hopes to reveal some of the amazing insights which a geographical view of the world can offer.

Those coming up shortly include:

Thursday 16 May Jersey Farm 2.00 pm.

(1) Jeff Lynn (Teesdale Records Society) will talk on: “ Rock art mapping: an attempt to solve the enigma”. (2)...

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