Royal Geographic Society conference call for papers

You may be interested in submitting an abstract for one of the two themed sessions at the RGS (with IBG) 2016 Conference to be held in London in early September –

Both sessions have sponsorship from Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG):

  • “Playfully being outdoors: research, pedagogy and practice”.  Session Convenors: Mark Leather (University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth), Tracy Hayes (University of Cumbria) & Heather Prince (University of Cumbria)
  • “Creative and Poetic approaches to Pedagogy and Research with Children, Young People and Families in Outdoor Spaces”. Session Convenors: Tracy Hayes (University of Cumbria) & Karen Lockney (University of Cumbria)

The call for papers which provide more information on these sessions are attached here:

RGS Call for papers – Come & Play – Leather, Hayes & Prince

RGS Call for Papers – Creative & Poetic – Hayes and Lockney

There is a wide range of other sessions at the conference, sponsored by a number of different research groups.

They are looking for papers/presentations of 20 minutes (15 minutes each, followed by 5 mins for questions). Authors should submit abstracts of up to 250 words by 12th February 2016 to Mark Leather (, Tracy Hayes ( and Heather Prince ( Please include author name(s), affiliation(s), contact email and paper title.