Progress in Geography Conference: Tuesday 21 June 2016

Fitzwilliam holds an annual one-day conference for sixth-formers intending to study Geography at university and for their teachers.

Geography Conference

Please note that booking for the 2016 Progress in Geography Conference has now taken place.

This popular conference aims to update lower Sixth Formers and teachers on current issues in geographical research - and to provide potential applicants with an opportunity to visit one of the leading colleges for Geography in the University.

The conference runs from 10:30 to 16:30 in the College Auditorium. The conference consists of a series of 45-minute sessions on topical subjects in Geography, with plenty of time allowed for discussion. During breaks and lunch, conference attendees have the opportunity to meet Fellows who teach Geography at Fitzwilliam, as well as current Geography students. The programme for this year's conference, including lecture titles, will be emailed to attendees after the booking deadline. As an example, last year's programme can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

There are 150 places available, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; but please note that the College can accept a maximum of five students and/or teachers from each school or Sixth Form college. The cost of the conference is £10 per person and lunch is included, as well as refreshments throughout the day.

For those students and teachers who are unable to travel to Fitzwilliam and back in one day, limited accommodation is available in College for the night before the conference (Monday 20 June) and is offered free of charge.  Breakfast is served in the Cafe Bar. Available accommodation is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 


The deadline for booking is 12 noon 10 June 2016 and a confirmed timetable for the day, along with any further particulars, will be emailed to all attendees shortly after this date.

Online Booking Form - Individuals

Online Booking Form - Schools


Read a news article about a previous conference.

Programme 2016

PDF copies of the presentations given at the 2016 Conference are available upon request from the Schools Liaison Officer: slo@fitz.cam.ac.uk.

To find out more about the Geography degree at Cambridge visit the department website here.