Impressions from the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education

Population Geography

12th November, 2018
PGRG Blog #13
Jacob Fairless Nicholson

Jacob Fairless Nicholson is a postgraduate researcher in his third year at King’s College London. His work charts the geographies of ‘Black education spaces’ in London 1960-1990. Jacob visited the three-day Third International Conference on Geographies of Education at Loughborough University (Monday 3rd September to Wednesday 5th September) with the assistance of a bursary from the Population Geographies Research Group.

As I took my seat for Johanna Waters’ (UCL) keynote – the opening session of the conference – and flicked through the programme, I was struck to note that the ‘GoE III’ conference was made up of less than 60 delegates. Given that the last two international conferences I’d attended were the AAG in New Orleans and the RGS-IBG in 2017, this was a refreshing realisation and one that left me safe in the knowledge that the next few…

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