Feb 132013
 

FREE
Summer course for mid-career specialist secondary geography teachers

Science for Society: New Developments in Physical Geography – 21-26th July 2013

Based at Southampton University, this course provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest technology for data collection and analysis, coupled with an insight into how geographical information is relied upon by industry business and government for visualisation, problem solving and decision making. Places will be filled as valid applications are received, so we recommend that you apply soon.
• 20 places available
• Based at Southampton University
• Field day in the New Forest
• Full day visit to Met Office, Exeter
• Full day visit to Ordnance Survey, Southampton
• Gala dinner with all Science for Society teachers at Goldsmith’s Hall, London
• All tuition, accommodation, food and travel during the course provided. (Delegates fund their own travel costs from home to Southampton).

I have absolutely no regrets in giving up summer holiday time for this course. Ross Miller

Other Science for Society courses for specialist secondary teachers available in 2013 are:
• Particle Physics Based at Brunel University this course covers the evolution of Modern Physics. A visit to the Hadron Collider at CERN is included.
• Genetics Based at Cambridge this intensive course is for Biology teachers with some basic knowledge of molecular biology.
• Astrophysics Based at Queen Mary, University of London this course provides a topical overview of astrophysics with visits to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum.
• Mathematics Based at Queen Mary, University of London and aimed at A level maths teachers this course includes visits to Bletchley Park / Science Museum.
• Sustainable Energy Based at Bath University this interdisciplinary science course will give teachers greater confidence to discuss current advances with their students. Includes industrial visits and lab work.
All of the above are sponsored by the Goldsmiths’ Company and full details of these free courses can be found on their website at:
www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/charity-education/education/science-for-society-courses/
Please encourage your colleagues to apply early.

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