The Race, Culture & Equality Working Group has several upcoming events at next week’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference: 1) The ‘Race in Geography Teaching Workshop’ on Tuesday 30 August in the Education Centre. In the workshop, we will be discussing two themes: Race in the Curriculum and Challenging Exclusionary Spaces. The workshop is scheduled to run […]

The Race, Culture & Equality (RACE) Working Group would like to recognise research conducted by undergraduate students on any issue related to the geographies of race, racism and equality. Nominations are requested from Dissertation Supervisors or Heads of Department at any UK Geography department. There is no limit of submissions per institution, but nominated dissertations […]

Image: Ellen Gallagher IGBT (2008) Our RACE teaching workshop has been confirmed by the RGS-IBG conference organisers. It will take place on the Tuesday of the conference and will be free to attend (no conference registration needed!). The workshop is divided into two themes: Race in the Curriculum and Challenging Exclusionary Spaces. We hope to […]

Left: Margaret Byron. Right: Parvati Raghuram. We are pleased to hear that our chair Margaret Byron and committee member Parvati Raghuram have both been chosen to receive awards at the next Annual General Meeting. Margaret is receiving the Taylor & Francis Award for the promotion of diversity in the teaching of human geography, and Parvati […]

On Monday (14 March), the Race, Culture & Equality Working Group submitted its comments for the RGS-IBG’s response on the current REF consultation (Lord Stern’s review). Based on a number of reports from the Equality Challenge Unit, the University and Colleges Union, and the Higher Education Council for England, the comments highlight the REF as […]

Greetings to all who have given support to the newly established Race, Culture and Equality (RACE) Working Group.  Your interest has been much appreciated. The core committee, itself a work in progress, is gradually acquiring knowledge about managing a working group.  As Chair I cannot over-emphasize the immense contribution made by  Richard Baxter (Secretary) and […]

We are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring three sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London, 30 August – 2 September. We are also in the process of organising a teaching workshop in affiliation with the RGS-IBG. Please see our Events page for session details and updates. * Geographies of supplementary education: race, […]