Ten slides to tell a story

[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. 

Members' and Fellows' Christmas quiz

[Online] Join the South regional committee for this festive online ‘live’ quiz for members and Fellows.

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.

 

Being the first woman - Jacki Hill-Murphy

[Online] In this audio-only event, Jacki Hill-Murphy is interviewed by Penny Tranter about her forthcoming book ‘The Life and Travels of Isabella Bird’.

Annual regional dinner

Join the committee to celebrate another successful year for the Society’s North West Region with guest speaker, Professor Mike Berners-Lee, author of There is no Planet B.

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. 

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. 

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? 

Severe weather - Penny Tranter

[Online] Join Penny for a short interview-style presentation on severe weather, as well as a chance to ask her about her career with the Met Office. 

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?