Schools Award Scheme with the Geographical Association
In recent years the Frederick Soddy Trust has provided the funds for
the joint Schools Award Scheme with the Geographical Association
Successful applicants receiving grants of between £200 and £500 were
made in March 2017:
- Castletown Community Primary School, Sunderland
- Denny High School, Falkirk
- Excelsior Academy, Newcastle
- Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis
- Highgate Wood School, London
- London Fields Primary School, London
- Millfields Community School, London
- Rokeby School, Newham
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Broadstairs
- Thomas Gamuel
- Cockshut Hill School,
Grants to Universities
The Trust has supported a range of written work
from professional publications to typescripts. One of the first
projects to receive support was the late Professor Terry Coppock's An Agricultural
Atlas of Scotland. This was alongside support from the Carnegie, Leverhulme and MacRobert Trusts.
In the 1960s The Trust financed a Research Fellowship at the
University of Sussex which was the beginning of a fruitful
relationship between that University and the Trust. Dr Barry
Wood was the first to be awarded the Fellowship, carrying out a study
of Crawley New Town. Many followed him at Sussex, including
Professor A J Fielding and Professor Fred Gray. Dr Linda
Merricks wrote the biography of Soddy The World Made New: Frederick Soddy,
Science, Politics, and Environment as a Frederick Soddy Research
Fellow while she was at the University of Sussex.
In more recent times the Trust's support to a university has been in
the form of a fixed grant to the project rather than an effort to
cover the more variable and rising costs of a fellowship.
Birkbeck College www.bbk.ac.uk
In 2006 to 2008 the Trust supported a study of 'Slovene Studies' and
sustainability, Solčavska 75 years after Stamp.
The Institute of Education
www.ioe.ac.uk Cataloguing and indexing geography teaching
and learning materials.
University. Long-run Land Use Change in Britain 1869 to
The Post Graduate Award Scheme with
the RGS / IBG
The Frederick Soddy Postgarduate Awards 2017
Sarah Lester, University of Oxford: Voices in the Dark -
Geographies of renewable energy policies in East African refugee
Harry Hilser, Exeter University: Empathising with
Nature - Connectedness and its relationship with conservation
advocacy and behaviour in Indonesia.
Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award 2016 Aoife Bennett-Curry, School
of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, The Political Ecology of
Oil Palm, People and Forest Conservation: Searching for a Balanced Approach to
Development in the Peruvian Amazon;
to Agnese Marino, Anthropology Conflict and
coexistence with large carnivores in the Northwest of Spain.
Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award 2015 Jeanna Loyer,
Queen's University Belfast. Life & death in the Steppe: investigating
the impacts of socio-economic, political and climatic change in the
health of prehistoric pastoralists of the Volga region, Russia.
Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award 2014 Sam
Derbyshire: 'A history of Turkana Material Culture: Tracing Change &
Facing the Future with the People of the Grey Bull'
The Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award 2013 Yuri Boyanin, La Trobe University, Australia, 'Sedentary Nomads? Pastoralism,
Nomadism, Settlement and Tribalism among the Kyrgyz of High Asia', and
to Kate Porter, University of East Anglia, for 'Imagining climate control: the case of the 'Geoclique'
and the 'Haida'.
The Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award 2012 Michael Musgrave, University of St Andrews:
The Zambezi Teak forests of western Zambia.
The Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award 2011 Jointly to Konstantina Isidoros of the University of Oxford
and to Daniel Keech of the University of Southampton.
The Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award 2010. Evelyn Landerer from the Scott Polar Research
Institute. She spent a year studying the Evenki people who
walk and hunt in the forests of eastern Siberia.
Recent grants to Learned Societies
The Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG)
www.rgs.org has received two grants
from the Trust. One of these was to support, with a grant, brochures promoting careers in geography. They are both on line and in hard copy, one brochure for 13-16 age range, and
the other for 17-21 year olds. The other was a grant
towards a display, 'Lost Landscapes', in the Society's new pavilion.
The Geographical Association
received support from the Trust for two projects for schools.
The Association is greatly concerned about the variability of the
standard of teaching geography in schools, especially of geography in
The Geographical Association received support in the form of a
grant to develop and trial a "Quality Mark" for primary geography.
This Quality Mark included criteria on teaching activities, learning
activities, and curriculum contents.
The Geographical Association also received support of a grant
for a project to produce a pocket pamphlet on "Geography from Square
One" for those teachers who have had little training themselves in the
Scotdec received a grant for
the project Our Forest, Our Future, producing an online resource to help teachers and pupils explore the interdependence of people and forests and the vital role forests play in sustaining our environment.
ATLAS (Geography, Architecture and
Change in an Independent World) received support from the Trust.
offers some means of navigating present and near future challenges,
and finds ways of describing and responding to humanitiy's state of
ecological, economic and cultural interdependence.
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