Annual International Conference 2019

The perfect opportunity to find out about the latest geographical research while networking with over 1,800 delegates from around the world.

New insights to the British ice sheet – Professor Rich Chiverrell

This talk examines the pace of retreat of the whole ice-sheet, focusing past environments in northwest England in order to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics up to 28,000 years ago.
 

How river catchments respond to rainfall - Dr James Cooper

Dr James Cooper provides an overview of how we monitor and predict catchment response, and analyses why catchments respond in different ways to storm events.

Antarctica and climate change - Professor Michael Hambrey

Professor Mike Hambrey will explore the evidence of climate change in Antarctica since its great ice scheet developed, drawing on geological evidence and ice core data.

International migration: busting myths - Dr Francisco Row

Globally, 258 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2017. This talk discusses patterns of international migration and offers empirical evidence to bust common misconceptions about the impact of immigration on host countries.

Expedition medicine training

A two-day course for those departing on expeditions to remote parts of the world where medical help is not readily available.
 

Radar monitoring of coastal change: revealing new behaviours – Professor Andy Plater

Andy explores the use of marine radar and associated technologies for mapping shorelines and capturing data on coastal hydrodynamics, and how this can be used for planning for achieving coastal resilience.

Pluto’s ‘desert’: ice dunes on a glacier on an airless world – Dr Matt Telfer

NASA images of Pluto showed apparent dune formations, which weren’t believed possible. A team, led by geographers, solved this puzzle.

Dealing with disease: evaluating global and local responses – Gill Miller

In this talk, Gill explores the challenges facing global and local stakeholders in dealing with disease in the developing world.

When the sea level rises: the UK villages lost to the sea – Dr Claire Earlie

Join Dr Claire Earlie, lecturer in coastal processes at Cardiff University, as she speaks about the UK villages lost to the sea.

Building and deploying DIY web-connected field sensors and loggers for field research and teaching

Are you doing an expedition, dissertation research or GCSE/A level field teaching? You'll need to measure stuff!  Come and learn how to design and use low cost sensors (using the freestation.org approach).

Who governs Britain? Lessons from the nuclear industry – Dr Stephen Haraldsen

As nationalisation versus privatisation arguments re-emerge, Stephen will explore the rescaling of nuclear industry governance to draw wider lessons for contemporary Britain.

A night of geopolitics - Professor Danny Dorling and Professor Klaus Dodds

Danny will be talking about inequality and what Brexit teaches us about the British, while Klaus will be asking "who owns the Arctic?"

International organisations: creators of our world - Dr Kirsten Haack

Kirsten will define international organisations and their various functions before considering how the UN has shaped our understanding of development and poverty, and how this has impacted on development policy.

Impacts of 1.5ºC of warming on coastal and marine system - Dr Sally Brown

One of the lead authors of the IPCC October 2018 report chapter on ‘Impacts on Natural and Human Systems’, Sally will speak on the impacts of 1.5°C of warming on coastal and marine areas, particularly in the South of England.

Less is more: community conservation in the rainforest - Matthew Owen

With the majority of tropical deforestation taking place in small plots, rainforest protection depends on local communities. Cool Earth has pioneered a light touch model that puts local people in control.
 

The rise (and fall) of studentification - Professor Tony Champion

This talk considers the colonisation of residential neighbourhoods by university students and some recent changes in student and developer behaviours which may help to curb the further expansion of studentified residential areas.

Geography and technology: field reconnaissance from your desktop - Dr Leanne Wake

An interactive demonstration of open source software to search remotely sensed imagery for suitable field sites to reduce time and expense in the field.