Year 12 students can apply to the 2021 competition, with the theme: The Coloniality of Cities and the Built Environment
President Biden has signed an executive order for the US to re-join the Paris climate agreement
War correspondent Tim Marshall and his book on the Yugoslav conflict of the 1990s
Decolonising the curriculum with a specific focus on West Africa
The world's last great wilderness
What role do superpowers play in global systems, governance and environmental protection?
This Netflix film looks at geopolitics, superpower geography, the ‘rise of China’, globalisation and deindustrialisation
An in-depth look into the repercussions of the spread of COVID-19
Nigeria has the 27th largest economy in the world and is a Newly Emerging Economy (NEE)
Daniel Morchain is a Global Advisor for climate change adaption at Oxfam.
Gemma Hay, Aid Worker with Tearfund
In this podcast we're joined by Dr Emma Mawdsley to discuss global development, and how international aid really works.
School Member Lecture, 27 September 2017
Liam Carr, Senior Advisor to the Director of External Affairs, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
How and why the world’s population will stabilise at nine to 10 billion, and the concepts of ‘developed’ and ‘undeveloped’
This module introduces students to the topical issue of conflict, a concept that can be challenging to teach. A particular focus of the module is the extent to which conflict can influence, and be influenced by, geography
What is conflict and how does it impact sustainable development? This subject knowledge animation explores the global impact of violence and the promotion of peace and justice
This animation explores the development challenges for the Horn of Africa region
While for many years it has commonly been seen as the world’s most failed and dangerous state, Somalia is also a country with a strong drive for resurrection throughout the coming years.
Is enough said in the media and classrooms about the world’s worst on-going conflict?
The coronavirus is an extreme form of the flu which attacks the respiratory system, making the young and the old particularly vulnerable
Can societies strike a balance between combating pandemics, while maintaining the hopes of eradicating established diseases
Investigating the aspect of the ethics of global trade – the treatment of agricultural workers at the other end of our food supply chain
How McDonald’s has learned to embrace globalisation and glocalisation
We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity
How maps of malaria help guide policymakers and illuminate debates surrounding the killer disease
Where one lives in the world can have a profound influence on the standard of one’s health and life expectancy
This subject knowledge animation explores development challenges in Brazil.
This animation explores India and the Sustainable Development Goals. How might this dynamic country change by 2030?
By 2050, it is projected that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. 5.2 billion urban residents are expected in Asia and Africa. How is internal migration shaping these cities?
Introducing students to the global distribution of natural resources and the international relationships these resources generate
People have had different ideas about how to best develop poor countries. This resource considers six of those approaches
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help poor people improve their lives
An overview of the El Nino effect and its impacts upon development
Find out about the development challenge for poorer people living in Pakistan, Malawi and South Africa
Find out more about how natural disasters can have an impact on development
Are you eating, sleeping, drinking and teaching the World Cup? How does our consumption of the global game impact us and others around the world?
Geography Professor Allan Brimicombe from the University of East London is leading an impact study on behalf of the London Organising Committee of LOCOG and the IOC
An examination of who the superpowers are and how their power develops over time.
Some countries and international organisations are changing the methods they use to measure and compare national wealth. Might the global development map need to be re-drawn as a result?
A look at 2011, the year of the Arab Spring.
A discussion of the issues facing South Sudan one year after independence, addressing questions nationhood, oil security and development.
Investigating the global power-play of Brazil, Russia, China and India
The UNICEF 2015 State of the World’s Children Report celebrates the new forms of appropriate technology that are being tried and tested in parts of world where children are most at risk from poverty and inequality.
China and North Korea share a border. Both governed by socialist politics, they cooperate with one another politically and economically to create an important alliance in Northeast Asia.
Through Cadbury we take a look at the issues surrounding the increasingly globalised ownership of big businesses.
Why did the global credit crunch cause Iceland to lose its McDonald’s restaurants?
Investigating the interconnections and ethics of global manufacturing
More recently there has been the recognition of a complex relationship between pastoral farmers in the developing world and the size of their herds
Papaya: an exotic fruit. Grown in Jamaica. Eaten in the UK. However, all is not as it seems. How did that papaya come to your dinner table?
Geopolitics is defined as the relationship between power and the spaces of the world. At London 2012 there were 204 such spaces – the nations that competed
How can 'The Box' help us in understanding the global flows of trade?
What are the geographical challenges facing the world’s newest nation?
Global inequality is a growing problem with the divide between the world’s economic elite and the world’s poorest people getting ever larger
Are the survival strategies of manufacturing firms influenced by the cultural and political environments within which they are located?
Dr Allan Watson from Staffordshire University researches the economic geographies of the creative and media industries
Since 1995, Transparency International, an international non-government organisation, has been monitoring global corporate and political corruption in international development.
What progress has been made since the first Earth Summit in 1992?
Cornwall is experiencing a technological revolution with broadband speeds in many areas among the fastest in the UK
Brazil's economy is thriving, yet real development can be more complex than economic growth
As the price of gold has soared, more people have begun to question how, and by whom, their gold is mined and procured
The recent revelation about horsemeat unknowingly making its way onto British plates has raised questions about where our food comes from and how exactly it reaches us
In a collaboration between the Nicaraguan government and Chinese industry, a new 300km canal is set to be dug linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
The world is changing China and China is changing the world
The purpose of this module is to explore what is often referred to in the media as ‘New India'
A compelling case can be made for studying Russia as part of KS3 geography. Quite simply, geography is the study of the world and Russia is the world’s largest country!
The richest one per cent of adults in the world own 40% of the world's wealth, and about half the world's population live on less than US$2 a day
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the huge variation in geography that exists within the complex continent of Africa
This unit of work focuses upon the interconnections and inter-relationships that link teenage consumers living in the UK with societies and environments overseas, where the goods they purchase are made
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Brazil.
This module comprises six lessons or half a term's work, and focuses on global trade
Why are global media TNCs locating in cold environments?
What are the causes and consequences of rising oil prices?
Mozambique has one of Africa’s lowest electrification rates – the national grid reaches just 23% of its population of 29 million people
As health-conscious eating has risen, diets have changed bringing quinoa, and latterly 'teff' into the mainstream
By 2050 it is expected that 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. Find out more about the areas these people will live in - megacities
Examining the processes by which the British were encouraged to become part of the geographies of manufacturing
Globalisation is the increasing connections between places and people across the planet
This case study introduces the key geographical concepts related to the study of developing urban areas
Andhra Pradesh, India is set to get a new state capital; one which planners say will rival some of India’s most industrious and populous cities.
Introducing metacities, mega-regions, smart cities, instant cities, technoscapes and other new types of settlement growth
The global consumption of music.
The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015
The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015
Hard-to-tackle geographical challenges continue to hinder the development of some of the world’s very poorest countries
An overview of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Globalisation is the increasing connections between places and people across the planet, established through trade, politics and cultural exchanges, and helped by technology and transport
The 2014 World Cup provides plenty of study opportunities for geographers of all ages
Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Geography, Durham University
Dr Alice Evans is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Cambridge and she researches inequality, cities, and social change
Professor Katie Willis, Royal Holloway, University of London talks to us about the progress of the Millennium Development goals
Dr Kimberley Peters, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool talks to us about the Governance of the Oceans
Professor Michael Collyer, a Reader in Geography at the University of Sussex talks to us about Migrants on the margins.
Dr Jason Dittmer, a Reader of Human Geography, University College London talks to us about comic books and alternative views of geopolitics
Danielle Smith is a Policy Officer at Oxfam. She talks to us about ‘Behind the Brands’
Dr Andrew Brooks is a Lecturer in Development Geography at King’s College London.
Dr Alison Hulme lectures in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Ben Page is a Reader in Human Geography and African Studies at University College London
Professor Dame Judith Rees was President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Dr Jane Dyson is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford
Dr Karen Tucker is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol
Gemma Sou is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester
Guy C.K. Leung is a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University's China Centre
Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva is Head of Oxfam GB research and co-author of Oxfam’s 2013 Report ‘Working for the Few’ which focuses on economic inequality
Shamel Azmeh is a Fellow at the Department of International Development at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a visiting fellow at Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, and an associate lecturer at Lancaster Environment Centre at the University of Lancaster
Thomas Birtchnell is a Lecturer of Sustainable Communities at the University of Wollongong, Australia
Chris Foster is a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute which is part of the University of Oxford
Seung-Ook Lee, PhD student at the geography department of Ohio State University
Victorine Olwanda, microfinance manager, Kenya
Alasdair Pinkerton, Lecturer in Geography and Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London
Ian Cook, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Exeter
Professor Allan Brimicombe, University of East London
Nick Danziger, Photo journalist
Dr Ann Le Mare is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Durham University
Written by Professor Richard Harris, Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
How can the UK adapt to manufacturing challenges in order to sustain economic growth and resilience?
Equalising education is not just about closing the education and skills gap between developed and developing countries but also about ensuring everyone has the right to a good education
Since 1990, over one billion people have joined a global middle class that earns at least $10 a day
Would overcoming Africa’s digital divide help tackle the more fundamental development gap?
Britain is the world’s fifth richest country, yet poverty in Britain is rising
Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies
Afghanistan has a rich and complex history, a diverse cultural heritage, but has been and continues to be the centre of political, social and economic struggles
What images do you have of Brazil? Carnival, football and coffee? Did you know that Brazil is urban, that more than a dozen of its cities have more than a million residents
Written by Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
School Member Lecture, 29 June 2016.
School Member Lecture, 28 June 2017
What is gender equality and why is it so important to geography?
Geography translates literally as 'earth-writing'. But 70% of the world is water. How have oceans shaped global development? Dr Kimberley Peters from the School of Environmental Scientists, University of Liverpool discusses.
School Member Lecture, 4 July 2018
School Member Lecture, 27 June 2019
Why do people move, and how is this movement changing cities?
In this podcast with Dr Ingrid A. Medby, we discuss how the Arctic is governed and how this impacts place identity.
In this podcast, we hear from Professor Jason Dittmer about the role of comic books in national identity and superpowers.
In this podcast we look at the role of humour plays in political geography in Southern Africa.
In this podcast we discuss migration, homliness, belonging and the methods that geographers use to explore these issues through qualitative data.
In this podcast we discuss geopolitics and the role of Russia as an influential climate actor.
An interactive resource about Africa
An interactive resource about development and conflict
An interactive resource about the location of wealth
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