Dealing with disease: evaluating responses in the developing world - Dr Gill Miller

This talk explores the challenges facing global and local stakeholders in dealing with disease in the developing world. 

Veolia energy recovery facility field visit

A walking tour of Veolia’s state-of-the-art recycling and energy recovery facility. 

Africa's forgotten frontiers: the Sahel - Reza Pakravan

Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share stories of the tense frontiers, enduring traditions and ordinary people living where climate change has hit hardest: the Sahel. 

Ponds and carbon: is small beautiful or dangerous? Dr Mike Jeffries

This talk will explore the possibilities and perils of how ponds fit in the carbon cycle.

The historical background to Boko Haram - John Hare OBE

John's talk will place the current conflict in northern Nigeria in its historical context.  

Geographic information and sustainability - Professor Andy Tatem

With basic geographic data lacking in many low income countries, Andy explores how cell phone and satellite technologies offer new ways to help achieve and monitor the Sustainable Development Goals.

Geographic information and sustainability - Professor Andy Tatem

With basic geographic data lacking in many low income countries, Andy explores how cell phone and satellite technologies offer new ways to help achieve and monitor the Sustainable Development Goals.

Mapping escapes during World War II - Barbara Bond

Barbara investigates MI9’s wartime escape and evasion mapping programme, including how maps were smuggled to prisoners and how they helped orchestrate some of the most famous escapes in history.
 

Mapping escapes during World War II - Barbara Bond

Barbara investigates MI9’s wartime escape and evasion mapping programme, including how maps were smuggled to prisoners and how they helped orchestrate some of the most famous escapes in history.

Evolution and mass extinction - Professor Mike Bowman

Mike will discuss the history of life, exploring fossils and what they can tell us about geological time and ancient environments.

Darkness on the edge of town: the story of Liverpool’s Albert Dock - John Flamson OBE

It is 35 years since the first phase of the refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed Albert Dock complex was completed and this once private, derelict dockland was opened to the public.

Regional going places with geography (Year 9)

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject and progression, with our Geography Ambassadors running a day of informative, interactive and fun sessions.

Slovenia: a connection with the outdoors - Richard Matthews

Hear about Richard's trek along the Slovenia Mountain Trail. A 600km trail capturing more than just mountains and scenery, but a place of understanding.

Slovenia: a connection with the outdoors - Richard Matthews

Hear about Richard's trek along the Slovenia Mountain Trail. A 600km trail capturing more than just mountains and scenery, but a place of understanding.
 

Marine-ice-sheet instability and the future of the Antarctic ice sheet - Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson

Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson will review the marine-ice-sheet instability hypothesis and discuss the impact of ice shelves. 

Slovenia: a connection with the outdoors - Richard Matthews

Hear about Richard's trek along the Slovenia Mountain Trail. A 600km trail capturing more than just mountains and scenery, but a place of understanding.

 

New to teaching in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science

A one day workshop for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) disciplines. 

Future challenges in the urban environment

Presentations and discussions on change, challenges and scenarios for cities and towns in Britain and China, followed by a choice of guided walks around central Leeds. 
 

Super-volcano eruptions and the future volcanic threat - Professor Bill McGuire

The 1815 Tambora eruption was the largest of modern times, but pales into insignificance in comparison with the biggest of all volcanic blasts. These so-called super-eruptions have the potential to have a catastrophic impact on our civilisation. 

Fieldwork skills for GCSE and A Level geography teachers

This weekend course offers teachers the opportunity to improve their skills in providing high quality ‘first hand’ outdoor fieldwork and will focus on preparing students for the non-examined assessment (NEA) component of the A Level geography qualification.