IGU-CGE UK Committee


Forthcoming Events:

2015 Research Forum will focus on Initial Teacher Education in Geography.  Date and presenters to be announced!



2014 Research Forum: Focus on Physical Geography

Held on Saturday 11th October between 1.30 and 3.30 in Room 802, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way.

Presentators were:

Clare McAlister (Clare's ppt)

Christopher King (Chris's ppt)

Graham Butt (Graham's ppt)


2013 Research Forum: A Story of Research in Geographical Education

Held on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at 1.30 – 3.30  in Room 804, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Presentations include:  

Clare Brooks:  What can we learn from 450 MA dissertations (1968-2013)?

Margaret Roberts: What we might need to know?

David Lambert: What are the issues facing those wishing to research geography education?   

Please note this is a free event! Everyone is welcome!

Event Flyer here 


Recent Events:

2011 Research Forum: held at the Institute of Education, Universtiy of London on Saturday, 15th October 2011.

Presentations included:

Diana Larsson: One Geography?

Julia Fox: Ideas for a PhD

John Halocha:  Primary Geographer 1989-2010


2010 Research Forum on Post Graduate Research in Geography Education held at the Institute of Education, Universtiy of London on Saturday, 16th October 2010.

Presentations included:

Indra Persaud: "Teaching Geography, the journal: a discourse analysis"

Jon Slinger: "Threshold concepts in secondary geography education"

Lauren Hammond: "Becoming a Londoner"

Richard Bustin: "Unsettling Settlement"

Alexander Isaac: "Observations on the challenges of introducing AFL"


2009 Research Forum: Learning from International Perspectives on Geographical Education

held at Institute of Education, University of London on Saturday, 17th October 2009

Papers presented:


Elaine Toh

Minsung Kim

Richard Boehm

Osvaldo Muniz



We have set up a live Skype link to Minsung Kim who will discuss Korean student’s understanding of spatial concepts, Richard Boehm and Osvaldo Muniz who are geography educationalists in the USA and Elaine Toh a geography education researcher at the Institute of Education.  They will present their papers and lead discussions on these three international perspectives on current research in geographical education.  



Forthcoming Events

2011 - International Symposium: "Making the Geography Curriculum"

to be held in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London in April 2011.

Register your interest here.

Call for Papers in July 2010