My thanks to Duncan Fuller and Rob Kitchin for their excellent organisation
of this conference.
Thanks also to all the presenters and participants for very thought
provoking and interesting papers and debate.
The conference led to very interesting debate about a number of key themes:
"h the relevance of geography;
"h the role and purpose of academic geography (pro-active or reactive);
"h the issue of access to the policy sphere and influence on policy
"h the issue of scale of research and action;
"h the question of broadening the Academy to be post colonial and more
inclusive of geographical research traditions from round the world;
"h the time scale of feed though of academic knowledge into policy;
"h the notion of geographical knowledge as having increased value as a
collective rather than an individualised output;
"h the importance of reflection about research ethics in all areas of
If you were not able to get to this conference then you really missed
something. I hope that the organisers will be able to find a way of
publishing the papers and a summary of the debates.
University of Glamorgan
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