The Polar Ocean Challenge - Sir David Hempleman-Adams

Having successfully crewed the first British sailing boat to sail around the North East/North West passages in one season, David gives us his personal account of this exciting journey and the consequences of this venture.

‘The lines, which are so very fine’ - Dr Katy Barrett

‘The lines, which are so very fine’: John Harrison, William Hogarth and the trouble with drawing a line of Longitude. Katy considers how a clockmaker and an engraver played their parts in how the longitude problem was solved on paper, in London, before it could ever be resolved at sea.

What fate for the ice sheets? - Dr Tamsin Edwards

Greenland and Antarctica are distant, unfamiliar places. We hear of giant icebergs breaking away, glaciers crumbling: but how much we do know about the fate of these great ice sheets?

Getting to net-zero: What can nature do? - Professor Gideon Henderson

The UK’s climate change targets commit the country to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Getting there will mean some big changes to agriculture and land-use. DEFRA’s Chief Scientific Adviser explains how this can be done.

Living with Wildlife - Dr Krithi Karanth

Krithi will explore the collapse and recovery of wildlife across India over the last two centuries, and share her insights into the development of conservation interventions in addressing human-wildlife conflicts.

The journey of the mask - Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier has spent thirty years exploring masks of the world. Chris will explain the meaning behind mask rituals and why humans have worn masks since the dawn of civilization.

Tackling the climate and housing crises through community-led living - Professor Paul Chatterton

The co-founder of Low Impact Living Affordable Community (Lilac) reflects on life with over fifty neighbours over six years, where residents experiment with living in an affordable, co-operative home ownership community made from straw and wood.

Communities, conservation and sustainable travel in Africa - Sue Watt

An award winning travel writer specialising in Africa,  takes us on a journey across the continent’s sub-Saharan regions to show how vital sustainable tourism can be for the people and wildlife of these countries.

Thin Ice - Tim Jarvis

Having retraced Shackleton’s 1916 survival journey, Tim explains how South Georgia’s glacial melt over the past 100 years has confirmed the importance of Shackletonian leadership in tackling climate change and given rise to his VR project ‘Thin Ice’.

No place like home - Professor Joe Smith

Humanity’s tenure on Earth has had very far-reaching consequences. Joe charts the past, present and future of environmental ideas and actions to help find a way through these difficult times.

Digital transformation through geography and GIS - Adrian Friend CGeog (GIS)

An exploration of the transformative power of geography to unlock huge potential in public and private organisations across the UK, realising the potential of geospatial data for the UK economy.