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Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference
31 August - 2nd September, London
(see  http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/AC2011.htm for details)

Call for papers:
Unjust Geographies? A response to the Browne Review and the future of UK Higher Education
Convenors: Rachel Pain (Durham University) and Peter Hopkins (University of Newcastle)
The changes to the provision and funding of higher education in the UK following the 2010 Browne Review are likely to be the greatest for generations. Potential implications include a University system that is effectively privatised; concerns over students' ability to pay increasingly determining who goes to university; the further widening both of divisions between universities and wider socio-economic inequalities; a squeeze on certain subjects and certain types of scholarship; and implications for the representation and futures of young people, in particular, those from less privileged backgrounds.
This session provides a forum for speakers within and outside the discipline of geography, including students, activists and academics, to discuss these implications and the actions that geographers can take.

Please email abstracts to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by 16th February 2011.


Rachel Pain
Department of Geography
University of Durham
Durham DH1 3LE
England
tel. +44 (0)191 3341876
website: www.dur.ac.uk/geography/research/researchclusters/?mode=staff&id=352<website:%20http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/research/researchclusters/?mode=staff&id=352>

Co-Director, Centre for Social Justice and Community Action www.dur.ac.uk/beacon/socialjustice/<http://www.dur.ac.uk/beacon/socialjustice/>
Editor and Book Series Editor: Antipode www.antipode-online.net<http://www.antipode-online.net>