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Walking Like A Dog In Reykjavik

  On my last trip to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours, I arrived a few hours ahead of my group. This gave me a great opportunity to explore the streets of Reykjavik with no students to … Continue reading

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Geo Lists For The Classroom

Every New Year seems to generate a range of lists. Here are a few that I have come across over the last month or so that might have a use in the classroom. They can make good lesson starters, contribute … Continue reading

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It’s A Big World Out There ….

youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikhvO-YGTbE&w=560&h=315 I came across this web site at the end of last year: https://expedition196.com/ It documents an expedition by Cassie De Pecol, a 27 year old woman from Connecticut USA, who is about to break the world record for … Continue reading

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Australia On The Move ….. ?

If you are looking for a fresh way to  illustrate  dynamic plate tectonic activity, look no further than this recent National Geographic article about Australia. It describes how the continent has shifted by nearly 5 feet since 1994! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/australia-moves-gps-coordinates-adjusted-continental-drift/ This sort of … Continue reading

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Map Reading Week Is Coming!

The Ordnance Survey is holding a National Map Reading Week from 17th to 23rd October. During this time, free map reading workshops will be available and a variety of resources, from videos to handy guides, will be available on the web … Continue reading

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‘Map Men’ – Learning Geography Through Comedy

Have you taken a look at ‘Map Men’ yet on You Tube? Jay Foreman and Mark Cooper-Jones are two UK stand-up comedians who have put together a number of short, snappy films that focus on interesting and quirky stories about … Continue reading

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Remembering The Somme

Last weekend, I enjoyed watching Exeter Chiefs win their second pre-season warm-up game against Ulster at Sandy Park. Before the game, I made a visit to a wonderful piece of artwork that had been installed in the club bar to … Continue reading

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