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Britain on the Move 2012

17th-18th December 2012. To be held at the RGS-IBG Headquarters, London
Background to the conference:
20 years ago, Champion and Fielding’s (1992) two volume edited collection on migration patterns and processes was published.  This provided a landmark intervention within migration studies and wider human geography, demonstrating how different types of migration in GB were undergoing changes and giving rise to new patterns of population, housing and economies.  For the last two decades, this book has provided a key resource for geographers and social scientists teaching the subject of migration and mobility, and scholars more widely teaching issues which inter-connect with migration and mobility.
This conference will review changes in GB internal migration over the past two decades, and look towards our future research and teaching agendas.
Full details of the conference programme can be found on the conference website here:
To register for the conference, please follow the link:
To submit academic enquiries about the conference, please contact one of the organisers:
Dr Darren P. Smith (Chair of PopGRG): D.P.Smith@lboro.ac.uk
Dr Nissa Finney (Secretary of PopGRG): nissa.finney@manchester.ac.uk
Dr Keith Halfacree (Membership Officer of PopGRG): K.H.Halfacree@swansea.ac.uk
Professor Nigel Walford (Treasurer of PopGRG): nwalford@kingston.ac.uk
If you are a Postgraduate Research Student and would like more information about the conference, please contact Stacey Balsdon (Secretary of PG Forum of RGS-IBG): S.L.Balsdon@lboro.ac.uk

‘Britain On The Move’ conference at RGS-IBG: Call for volunteers

The Population Geography Research Group (PopGRG) of the RGS-IBG (PopGRG) will be organising a two-day conference: ‘Britain On The Move’: Migration And Mobility Processes And Patterns In The 21st Century’.

The conference will take place at the Headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), London, 17-18 December 2012.

The conference will include 9 sessions (each with presentations from 3 leading scholars in the field) on: i) Lifecourse/family and Migration; ii) Education and Migration; iii) Ethnicity/race and Migration; iv) Housing and Migration; v) Employment and Migration; vi) Health and Migration; vii) Lifestyle and Migration; viii) Performing migration, and; ix) Ageing and Migration.

The PopGRG have obtained funding from the RGS-IBG Research Groups Grant competition to provide travel bursaries of £150 each to attend the conference.  If you obtain a travel bursary your registration costs will be waived by the conference organisers.

We are seeking 9 volunteers to attend the conference.  As part of your attendance, you will be required to take brief notes at one of the sessions, and to feed back to facilitators of two teaching and learning workshops on ‘Teaching Migration’ at the conference, funded by GEES HEA. This will involve making notes of the key themes that could be taught at university.

This is a great opportunity to hear experts in these fields.

If you are interested in attending the conference and would like to obtain a travel bursary or for further information, please contact me via email at S.L.Balsdon@lboro.ac.uk.

Kind regards,

Stacey Balsdon

Secretary of the Postgraduate Forum Research Group