Reading and Writing Social and Cultural Geography Away Weekend

 ‘Reading & Writing Social and Cultural Geography’

Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG) Weekend Away

Gregynog Hall, nr. Newtown, Mid-Wales

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd November 2013


We would like to invite you to a SCGRG weekend event on ‘reading and writing social and cultural geography’.  The event is open to all, but is primarily aimed at postgraduate researchers.  The weekend will mainly consist of discussions around a series of articles from the journal Social & Cultural Geography on key concepts and debates.  Routledge/Taylor & Francis will provide 14 days’ free access to journal content (and their whole geography collection) for registered participants prior to the event.  There will also be panels/roundtables on publishing and early-career Q&As.  We hope you will join us to socialise, meet new people and hopefully have some fruitful discussions.

The event will be held at Gregynog Hall near Newtown in Mid-Wales – further information on the venue can be found here:  It is a wonderful place to relax and have informal discussions.  The cost for the event is £100, which includes two nights’ accommodation and all meals and refreshments.  The event will begin at 5pm on Friday, but you can arrive at Gregynog in the afternoon and check-in/tour the grounds to access off-peak train travel if convenient.  The event finishes at 4.30pm on Sunday.

The ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre has kindly agreed to fund up to ten bursaries to support attendance of social science research postgraduates (PGRs) from outside of the Wales DTC institutions (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities). Please note that these students must be registered at a UK HEI.  Applicants must pay the first £30 of the delegate fee for each day and will therefore pay a total of £60 for the two day event with the remaining £40 being subsidised by an ESRC advanced training bursary.  Please note that this bursary is designed to help meet registration costs and not travel to the event etc.  Due to the limited number of bursaries, we are only able to offer these to the first ten applicants who meet conditions.  For further information, please contact Rhys Dafydd Jones (  This event has been generously supported by the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (of the RGS-IBG) and the Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, with support from the ESRC Wales DTC.

Registration forms are available here and the deadline is Friday 20th September 2013.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either of us.

Rhys Dafydd Jones ( & Sarah Mills ( (on behalf of SCGRG)