Why did people in the 18th and 19th centuries become fascinated by high mountains which had previously been regarded as desolate wastelands? What drove them, and especially the English, to risk their lives on perilous first ascents of unclimbed summits?
31 March 2021
[Online] Over three quarters of the UK population live in towns and cities, which are increasingly seen as vital areas for the future of nature. Is there good reason to believe that greening our built landscape will result in a better climate, greater biodiversity and improved mental and physical health?
16 March 2021
[Online] Paul Clements delves into the Shannon heartland on a footstepping quest to recreate the trip of Richard Hayward eighty years earlier.
11 March 2021
[Online] In this talk, David will discuss the transition of St Ives, a failing industrial town, into a prime tourist destination, facilitated by the arrival of the artists, the railway and the fishermen.
10 March 2021
[Online] There are over 250 lost or ruined churches and religious remains in Norfolk. Illustrating these with his sublime photographs, Clive will gives us a tour of these wonderful structures.
9 March 2021
[Online] Dr Alan Crofts, an accomplished organiser of independent exploratory expeditions in desert regions, will present an entertaining summary of conducting global expeditions to desert lands.
4 March 2021
[Online] A panel featuring contributors to the Geography Directions blog discussing latest geographical research on the economic impacts of COVID-19, with a particular focus on food supply.
2 March 2021
[Online] A look at the developments in 3D visualisation of geodata and the interactions between the geospatial and simulation communities that are driving new technological developments in this area. Presented by Christopher Budas, Geospatial Scientist at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory.
18 February 2021
[Online] Travel 3500 km, by canoe and on skis, along the Kolyma River in Siberia, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, and a place where Stalin placed his worst reputed penal colonies.
17 February 2021
[Online] The artificially created national park of the Broads has a fascinating history. This Lecture delves into its history and archeology to explain its unique qualities.
11 February 2021
[Online] What does innovation look like under state control? Dr Wenying Fu explores the state-market nexus using case studies from the electronics industry in China.
8 February 2021
[Online] Emma will discuss her expedition journey from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, across the Davis Strait to Resolute, Nunavut.
4 February 2021
[Online] Dr. Samantha Cope (Havant Borough Council), Dr. Matthew Wadey (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council), Dr. Ivan Haigh (National Oceanography Centre) present SCOPAC research results that suggest a trend of increased storminess could be underway on England’s south coast.
27 January 2021
[Online] As a quantitative human geographer, Cait's research investigates the causes and consequences of different types of spatial inequality, with a particular interest in energy poverty and energy justice. She uses quantitative, spatial datasets and methods to understand inequality across multiple scales.
19 January 2021
[Online] To discover more of the story of its independence, Olie Hunter Smart takes on an immense challenge to walk the length of India - a 4,500km journey over seven months seeking out untold stories of Independence and Partition.
14 January 2021
[Online] Ensuring aid safetly reaches the right place is a vital job. Henry will give us insight into the obstacles in supplying aid and the strategies used to overcome them.
12 January 2021
[Online] Get to know some of the East of England Committee members and what they get up to in their spare time at this fun virtual get-together.
15 December 2020
[Online] Ethiopia, a historical recipient of targeted food aid, is exceptionally botanically rich. Dr Borrell will discuss recent research efforts to map the diversity and distribution of enset, a giant banana relative providing staple food for 20 million people.
14 December 2020
[Online] Join the South regional committee for this festive online ‘live’ quiz for members and Fellows.
10 December 2020
[Online] For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. James Cheshire talks through the fascinating stories of animal behaviour, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.
2 December 2020
[Online] Globalisation is most often discussed in the context of the economy, but what is its impact on the environment? Is it inevitably bad news or is there hope for the future?
30 November 2020
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