A county group associated with the University of Leicester has unveiled its Millennium programme of events.
The Leicester Geographical Association programme has something for everyone. "It is a varied and stimulating programme", says GA Officer Mary Gill, Head of Geography at Leicester High School for Girls. The season offers:
A Millennium Photographic Competition for pupils in all Primary Schools has already started. Further entrants are welcome. It is being organised with Fuji and the Leicester Map Shop.
A computing day for High School teachers in late September is now receiving bookings. It will use a computer laboratory at Leicester School of Education. Tutors are Mike Davis from Casterton College, Rutland, and Jonny Watts of Leicester.
The first public lecture on 14 October is titled Wine and Grapes. Given by Dr Anna Bee of the University of Leicester, it will explain with colour slides how British supermarkets now sell wine and fruit from Chile.
With speakers of national repute from Coventry and Durham Universities and the EdExcel examination board, the November Sixth Form Conference should be a sell out. Held annually over a quarter of a century, this attracts schools from as far as Warwick and Lincoln.
Simon Catling from Oxford Brookes University is a renowned expert on the teaching of Geography in Primary schools. He will give a talk on 4 November.
This autumn will be the 17th year of the international Worldwide Quiz. Last year, Leicestershire became the first in the country to have two schools win through to the UK Regional Finals.
The December public lecture, organised with the Royal Geographical Society, will see stunning images of that 'Roof of the World' country Tibet.
The lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Bennett Building of the University of Leicester. Enquiries can be made on 0116 221 7207 and details are in all public libraries.
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