Be Inspired: Unarticulated narratives of women on David Livingstone’s Expeditions - Kate Simpson

[Online] In assessing and engaging with digitised manuscripts, journals, diaries, letters, and notebooks, Kate looks to uncover the muted narratives of women in the record of exploration.

Children's lecture

[Online] Our annual Children’s lecture will take place entirely online with a host of experts sharing their stories to enthuse and inform our young audience about our precious and extraordinary planet we call home.

Urban world: life and politics on the margins of the city - Professor Colin McFarlane

[Online] More and more of us live in urban environments. Yet for the majority of people moving to cities today, life is often a struggle. How can we address the social and environmental challenges of urbanisation?

Inspiration of the South - Anna Sutcliffe

[Online]  Having led expeditions to Antarctica and South Georgia, Anna will share her wealth of knowledge and the inspiration of the South. 

UV-B: an extinction kill mechanism - Professor John Marshall

[Online] In this talk, Professor John Marshall, from the University of Southampton, will explore how a brief UV-B burst, during a climatic warming interval, collapsed the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary terrestrial ecosystem.

 

The Internet, Covid-19 and Brexit: the retail impact - Professor David McEvoy

[Online] Retail geography in Britain has changed constantly throughout history, but the triple impacts of the internet, Covid-19 and Brexit threaten unprecedented change.

COVID-19 Geoanalysis: Defence and Ordnance Survey support - Luke Parker and Lisa Allen

[Online] Captain Luke Parker and Lisa Allen, Head of Data and Analytical Services at Ordnance Survey, will look at how coronavirus has thrust locational data and geospatial analysis onto the world stage, enabling both governmental and defence responses. 

Be Inspired: Gotham rising - Jules Stewart

[Online] The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre to the pastrami sandwich, when the jazz age gave way to the age of swing and the city opened its great museums, came into being in the 1930s. It was Gotham's defining decade.

Maritime woodland: the invisible habitat - Simon Leatherdale

[Online] Simon Leatherdale is currently travelling the coast of Britain researching these woodlands to discover more of this lost habitat. In this talk he will look at how coastal woods are underappreciated on a national level.

Food security and sustainability in post-conflict Freetown - Professor Tony Binns

[Online] Drawing on four decades of research in West Africa, Professor Tony Binns (University of Otago) explores the crucial role of urban agriculture in post-conflict Sierra Leone. 

James Watt: kettle and maps - Frances Green

[Online] This talk will explore the key role played by old maps and social geography in investigating the tale of a teenaged James Watt (engineer 1736-1819) being inspired by the steam of his aunt’s tea-kettle. 

Estimates and instruments: the case for comparative maritime history - Dr Margaret Schotte

[Online] Margaret discusses the distinctive ways in which mariners from England, France, Spain and the Netherlands deployed instruments and determined their daily progress.

Kelp forests: breathing new life into our coastal waters - Dr Ian Hendy

[Online] Kelp forests are not only beautiful, but also reduce impacts from climate change, enhance coastal wildlife, fisheries and local economies. Learn more about the dangers these essential ecosystems face.

Sense of here - Rob and Harriet Fraser

[Online] How can we get to grips with the complexity of rural spaces, national parks and protected areas, and bring multiple points of view together? How do we connect to the places around us, and in the light of environmental pressures, go forwards, working together? 

700 miles across Bangladesh - Ian Packham

[Online] From the islands of the extreme south to Bangladesh’s northernmost point, Ian Packham uncovers the stories of one of the world’s hidden destinations.

Slow Ways: fast forward for citizen-geographers - Dan Raven-Ellison

[Online] Developing Slow Ways: a network of walking routes that connects Great Britain's towns and cities. How can we all contribute?

Be Inspired: Kalli on the ship - Peter Martin

[Online] This lecture will examine the circumstances surrounding the abduction of Kallihirua, a member of the Inughuit community of Northern Greenland who was visited by the crew of the Assistance during the 1850–51 Franklin Search Expedition.