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Environment and Society Forum

Environment and Society Forum

Many vital issues currently placed high on governmental agendas have important geographical dimensions. Geographers, with their knowledge of both social and environmental processes are well placed to contribute to solutions. The Forum's events bring together business, research, non-governmental and policy-making communities within a neutral and respected setting.

People, politics and the planet

21 July 2016

A joint event with the British Ecological Society and Sibthorp Trust on the implications of the EU Referendum for UK environmental policy.



11 May 2015

World leading researchers presented global state-of-the-art understanding on how geomorphology science can help us better predict, measure and manage the effects of extreme events.


The future of small area population statistics

21 October 2013

Forum to discuss the economic and substantive benefits of the census and social statistics in the UK, particularly local, area-based statistics.


Valuing nature


Forthcoming events »

18 June 2013

Joint evening seminar with the British Ecological Society (BES): Putting a Price on the Priceless: Valuing Nature?


What keeps the UK healthy? Health & work/worklessness

Latest Event »

6 November 2012

Day-long seminar: What keeps the UK healthy? Geographical perspectives on work and worklessness.
Part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.

Navigating the perfect storm: international dimensions

The perfect storm: international dimensions »

9 February 2012

Evening seminar hosted with WWF-UK. Speakers included  the government Chief Scientist Professor Sir John Beddington and Shadow DfiD Secretary Ivan Lewis MP.

A perfect storm ahead: food, water and energy security

Energy, food and water security: the perfect storm »

10 February 2011

Day-long seminar. Speakers included the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the Met Office's Chief Scientist. Chaired by Professor Sir Gordon Conway and the Society's Vice President for Research, Professor Mike Bradshaw.


Water policy

Water policy seminars »

One day each July, 2009-2012

Roundtable seminars on water policy at the Society each year at the 'Future Water' conferences of the UK Parliament's all-party water group. These have led to the publication of a policy document - Water policy in the UK: The challenges.


The case for high
speed rail

High speed rail »

1 February 2012, House of Commons, London.

Parliamentary event with the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and the Academy for Social Sciences (AcSS). Chaired by Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee.

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