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Durham University

Rural Geography Research Group

 RGRG Newsletter

The Rural Geography Research Group (RGRG)

exists to encourage and promote theoretical and policy-related research in rural geography and rural studies through the continued interrogation, exploration and analysis of rurality as a shifting and dynamic category of social science investigation.

The Group currently has members drawn from academia, policy makers and others interested in the development of rural geography. 

Activities include:

  • regular and varied sessions held at the Society's annual conference and at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference
  • a large and very active group of younger researchers and postgraduates who come together for the Young Rural Researchers' Forum at the Annual Conference. We also run a dedicated Postgraduate Conference every two years
  • regular joint meetings held in the UK and abroad with counterpart bodies in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, the U.S.A. and Canada
  • the production of two newsletters a year, in March and November, which contain full details of our activities and other events of interest to people with an involvement in rural geography;
  • annual prizes for the best Masters and Undergraduate dissertations in a subject area related to Rural Geography
  • close links with other groups interested in rural issues such as the Rural Economy and Society Study Group and the International Rural Sociological Association

RGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2013

Email Dr. Keith Halfacree for deadlines & more info:

Contact Details

Durham University
Department of Geography
Science Laboratories
South Road, Durham

Tel: 0191 3341800
Fax: 0191 3341801
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