Heading to see this at the weekend - it's just 10 minutes from home... I've loved Richard's work for decades now, and seen all his recent exhibitions... RICHARD LONG: EARTH SKY from NUA Film and Moving Image on Vimeo .
Showing posts from September, 2017
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Time for a new school year. Time for Geography. There are plenty of high quality resources available here at the very nicely designed Time for Geography site. Sign up and log in to help access a whole range of videos, many of which were shot over the summer holiday period, so they are right up to date, and written and presented by subject experts. There are videos on Coasts, Rivers and Glaciation as well as Geog Topics, and some additional resources for those who register too. There are posters for display which can be ordered, plus additional resources and links, and a blog which is underway with some useful posts. Model answers are also provided for some relevant questions. This is a site which has been developed with the support of various organisations, and will continue to grow. I shall be directing my Year 10s to this site as we start the new school year and GCSE teaching.
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"beyond the rigidity of a GCSE exam syllabus, geography is perhaps more than anything else about reading" The University of Cambridge's Geographical Society (CUGS) has a magazine, and there's a great article in the latest Compass by Chloe Rixon which explores her thoughts on the importance of reading as a geographer.... Worth browsing the issues (on ISSUU) for other articles. As Chloe says in her piece, reflecting on her interview when she mentioned Michael Palin as somebody she'd read... What I didn’t realise then, and I think I’m only really starting to realise now, is that, disbanding the academic corset of particular intellectual rigour or qualification, most (every?) writer is in their own respect a geographer. They’re writing about the earth: translating it, interpreting it, constructing it. By extension and implication, therefore, reading too is geographical. Palin may not be a ‘serious’ geographer (whatever that is), nor may be Austen or Plato,