The Meridian Branch of the MA

The Meridian branch of the MA / ATM had its inaugural meeting in November 2008 in Reading. It aims to attract teachers at all levels of seniority, including before and during initial training, from both the primary and secondary sectors. We regularly meet twice a year, and generally attract about 30-40 attendees to our Saturday morning meetings (usually held in Reading, but our name derives from the area served by the local TV company, which encompasses Berkshire, Hampshire and South Oxford). Our aim is to provide a lively session that is a little different to CPD provided in the week: something worth getting out of bed early on a Saturday for and something to take straight back to our classrooms and enjoy with our pupils. Bookstalls from MA, ATM and Tarquin are also a big draw, as is the opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools. If you live within striking distance please do come and join us at our future meetings. Details will be on this page.


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Meridian Branch Past Events

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Peter M Neumann's Informative and Entertaining Topics

11 March 2017

Title:                Peter M Neumann’s Informative and Entertaining Topics

Presenter:       Peter M Neumann, Oxford University.

Date:               Saturday, 11th March 2017

Time:               9:30am - 12:30pm (Refreshment and Bookstalls from 9am)

Abstract:         Peter M Neumann (Oxford University) will speak to us: Peter has a variety of informative and entertaining topics which he can focus his session on. Current suggestions are a talk on binary numbers and arithmetic, and/or a talk entitled “words and their wonderful ways”.  Let us know any preferences!

Venue:             Abbey Gardens Hall at The Abbey Gardens, Christchurch Gardens Reading, Berkshire RG2 7AH.

Cost:                £5 entrance (includes £5 voucher redeemable at the bookstalls).

Contact:           For more information contact