Today’s conference highlights: 31 August 2018

The final day of our Annual International Conference in Cardiff has arrived. We’ve put together some of our highlights from the programme today.

Bike sharing schemes mostly benefit healthy, wealthy, young white men

Despite claims to be environmentally friendly and to widen access to cycling, bike share schemes in cities across the world, including London, aren’t living up to promises.

Coastal sand: the natural resource so valuable, countries are trading it illegally

China consumed more sand between 2011 and 2013 than America did in the whole of the 20th century. Now new research, presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference, reveals that Cambodia has been exporting unprecedented amounts of sand to Singapore illegally.

Cash strapped councils over-exploit public parks by hiring them out for music festivals too often

Research presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference shows that London park space is being hired more than ever before by private corporations for music festivals, thus restricting access for members of the public.

Today’s conference highlights: 30 August 2018

Today research on why the commute should be counted as part of the working day is being presented at our Annual International Conference being held in Cardiff this week.

New research shows why the commute should be counted as part of the working day

A new study presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference shows that commuters use free Wi-Fi provision on their journey to and from work to ‘catch up’ with work emails, paving the way for the commute to be counted as work.

Today’s conference highlights: 29 August 2018

Here are some of our highlights for new research being presented during today’s conference programme.

Swap meat and chocolate puddings to make drastic reductions in school meals’ carbon and water footprints

New research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference reveals that in primary schools in England, beef and lamb dishes make up 5% of the total food served in terms of weight, but account for 37% of the total carbon footprint. Chocolate desserts make up 3% of the total food in terms of weight, but are responsible for 19% of the total water footprint.

London’s night time workers struggling to access transport despite new Night Tube

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s 24-Hour Vision runs the risk of neglecting night workers’ needs by focusing instead on bars, clubs and going out, according to new research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference at Cardiff University.

Meat-free men? Men want to eat less meat but avoid vegetarian and vegan food in social settings with other men

New research presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference reveals that men who want to reduce meat consumption are embarrassed to eat vegetarian or vegan food in public.

Bustling Banglatown: Free walk launched to showcase Bengali contribution to London’s East End

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has chosen London’s Brick Lane area as the focus for a new self-guided walk that is free to access online via the Discovering Britain website, and ViewRanger walking app.

Local writer and explorer Will Millard debuts his new book

Writer, explorer and BBC presenter Will Millard will be speaking at the King’s Lynn Festival about his recently released book ‘The Old Man and the Sand Eel’.

“You can never fool a mule!” Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson visits Brecon

Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson will be continuing his UK theatre tour this summer at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon on June 21st, revealing tales of his British ‘South-American adventure’, a hike inspired by the age-old tradition of being accompanied by a pack mule.

“You can never fool a mule!” Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson visits Exeter

Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson will be continuing his UK theatre tour this summer at the Exeter Phoenix in Exeter on July 5th, revealing tales of his British ‘South-American adventure’, a hike inspired by the age-old tradition of being accompanied by a pack mule.

“You can never fool a mule!” Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson visits Keswick

Wainwright prize-winner Hugh Thomson will be continuing his UK theatre tour this summer at the Exeter Phoenix in Exeter on 5 July, revealing tales of his British ‘South-American adventure’, a hike inspired by the age-old tradition of being accompanied by a pack mule.

Baroness Lynda Chalker elected as President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Baroness Lynda Chalker has been elected as President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the second woman to take on this role in the Society’s history.

Honours for highest achieving geography pupils

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2017 geography examinations.