Dear All,

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the forthcoming RGS-IBG annual conference next week.

The Social and Cultural Geography Research Group is delighted to be sponsoring and co-sponsoring the following sessions at the RGS/IBG conference in London 31 Aug – 2 Sept 2011.

The SCGRG Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 1st of September in the Lowther Room, from 1.10pm to 2.25pm.  The meeting agenda will be circulated at the start of the meeting.  It will include a brief report on the group’s activities this year, elections to the committee, dissertation prizes, submissions for event support  and planning for the Edinburgh 2012 meeting.  If you have any proposals for consideration for events support, please get in touch with Gail Davies (gail.davies@ucl.ac.uk), the chair, prior to the meeting. If you have any other items you would like to raise, please send me an email about these too.

Next year’s RGS-IBG annual conference will be held in Edinburgh.  It will be earlier and smaller, with less room for research group sponsored sessions in the main conference.  We thus particularly want to encourage your input into how we should select these sessions, and how we might supplement the conference presentations with a dedicated SCGRG pre or post conference event.

Wishing you an enjoyable and productive conference.

Gail Davies, Chair