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Marking 200 years since the discovery of land in Antarctica four speakers will consider Antarctica’s history and its unique status as a continent reserved for peace and science.
18 November 2019
Far from being a space de-tethered from the material world, the internet has a very real geography. Mark explores why digital geographies matter, and how we can build more equitable digital futures.
25 November 2019
© Marissa Roth. Between 2015 - 2019, award winning photographer Marissa Roth made seven transatlantic crossings on the Queen Mary II, resulting in a poetic photographic study of what it means to cross an ocean.
2 December 2019
Research on microplastics has largely focused on the oceans, but what is the contribution from our rivers?
9 December 2019
Steve recounts astonishing tales from a year of expeditions. From first ascents of Arctic peaks to first descents of Himalayan rivers - he talks of narrow escapes and lessons learned from his extraordinary year.
6 January 2020
The age of the smart mobile machine is upon us. Paul will explore the intersection between artificial intelligence, robots and their environments, and implications for our country and our planet.
13 January 2020
How many people can the Earth support? Christopher encourages us to think geographically about the Earth’s carrying capacity whilst considering the perils faced by our planet and our species, and how to survive them.
20 January 2020
Isabella tells the story of a daring rewilding experiment at Knepp Estate in West Sussex, showing how a wilder countryside can benefit farming, nature and us.
27 January 2020
Join photographer Guillaume Bonn and curator Rozemin Keshvani as they discuss Bonn’s photo essay on forgotten colonialism “Mosquito Coast”.
3 February 2020
The Director of the world’s largest migration research project argues that inequality should be central to our thinking about migration and how inequality is an important analytical tool for understanding migration processes and outcomes.
10 February 2020
Peter explores how the strategic location of Singapore has historically made it a contested space and what role the island and its settlements have played across the centuries.
17 February 2020
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 ventur
24 February 2020
‘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.
2 March 2020
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?
9 March 2020
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.
16 March 2020
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.
23 March 2020
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.
30 March 2020
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