RGS Research Group Events

Pre-conference receptions:

Economic Geography Research Group

The Economic Geography Research Group (EGRG) of the RGS warmly invites postgraduate delegates to a reception. Everyone interested in economic geography, broadly defined, is welcome to attend. Join them to meet others working on economic geography and the EGRG postgrad rep Amy Horton, hear from researchers including EGRG Chair James Faulconbridge and Crispian Fuller about their pathways into working in the field, and find out how you can get involved in the Research Group.

The reception will take place from 4pm on Wednesday 19 April, before the first plenary. Participation is free, but please sign up as soon as possible to help us plan.

Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group

The Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG) would like to extend an invitation to the group’s pre-conference reception. We see this as a great opportunity to build research networks with academics in similar fields, so we would like to invite anyone with an interest in the health and well-being research to come and meet us for a drink and chat. The GHWRG Postgraduate Representatives are Gareth Griffith and Cornelia van Diepen and they will be on hand to discuss how you can get more involved with the research group.

The reception will take place prior to the first Plenary – at 4pm on Wednesday 19th of April. Participation is free, but please let us know beforehand if you intend to attend by emailing g.griffith@bristol.ac.uk so we can get an idea of numbers and plan accordingly!

Social and Cultural Geography Research Group

The Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG) of the RGS are pleased to announce our pre-conference reception at the PGF Mid-term conference held at Cardiff University. We warmly invite all postgraduates with an interest in social and cultural geographies (no matter how broadly defined) to attend the reception. This is a great opportunity for networking with like-minded researchers. It also gives you the chance to meet the SCGRG’s two postgraduate representatives, Phil Emmerson and Maddy Thompson, to find out how you can get more involved with the research group.

The reception will take place from 4pm on Wednesday 19 April, before the first plenary. Participation is free, but please email pxe991@student.bham.ac.uk and m.c.thompson@ncl.ac.uk to confirm attendance to help us plan.

Networking lunches:

Urban Geography Research Group

The Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG) of the RGS warmly invites postgraduate delegates to a networking lunch. Everyone interested in urban geography, broadly defined, is welcome to attend. Join them to meet others working on urban geography, hosted by the Chair Dr Geoff Deverteuil, and listen to  his own experiences in terms of breaking into urban geography and working in the field, as well as finding out you can get involved in the Research Group.

The networking lunch will take place at 12:40pm on Thursday 20th April. Participation is free and informal with no need to pre-book – just come along!, but please sign up as soon as possible to help us plan (registration page coming soon).

Political Geography Research Group

Conference attendees are warmly invited to an informal networking lunch with members of the RGS Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG). The research group includes those interested in all areas of political geography – from geopolitics to social movements, from electoral geography to the politics of everyday life. Join committee members Anthony Ince and Jonathan Harris (Postgraduate Representative) to talk about the activities of the research group and meet others working in your field. During this event, we will also be sharing information about the upcoming PolGRG workshop on the theme of ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography’ to be held at Royal Holloway, 12/13 June 2017.

This is an informal drop-in session with no need to pre-book. It will be held at 12:40pm on Thursday, and some light nibbles will also be provided – room TBC.