9 February 2019
Peter Chalk Centre, University of Exeter, EX4 4QD
From £15.00 per person for students, £25 standard (plus booking fee). Ticket price includes VAT and lunch (accommodation not included)
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Explore South West is a one day seminar for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas, with a focus on self-led student projects.
This is an event in the beautiful city of Exeter for adventurous people attracted to the work of the Society. World-leading geographers and scientists will be joined by explorers and figures from culture in a busy programme of talks, workshops, and socialising. Explore South West is an opportunity to hear tales from scientists who are delivering field-research that makes a difference to the world we live in. It’s unmissable for inspiration, advice and contacts whether you’re a student, having a career break, or just curious about adventure and responsible travel and wondering how to take that first step. With practical sessions on planning fieldwork, communicating findings, and engagement, the event is vital for people of all backgrounds considering leading their own expeditions.
To start the weekend, there is a challenging examination of issues surrounding the very nature of ‘exploration’, alongside thought-provoking reflections from artists and others on Friday night at the Phoenix Theatre.
Topics of talks include: Explore what matters: putting purpose into your ventures, how to do field research that makes a difference and will attract funding, using new technologies to enhance your field research, Where can expeditions take you: a career in the industry. With a number of case studies including award winning field research into marine plastics around the Galapagos Islands and successful student project in collaboration with host communities.
Two workshops sessions will complement the talks and cover: Designing a Field Research project, staying healthy in the field: risk asessments and safety management, Communicating your discoveries (Storytelling), Adventure with purpose, and funding for fieldwork.
The organising committee are grateful to supporters of this event: the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the members of the Society’s South-West Regional Committee, the University of Exeter – Departments of Geography, Bioscience, Global Systems Institute, the widening participation team, Arts and Culture Exeter, and Agile Rabbit.
Contact 020 7591 3030 with enquiries or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Our opening hours are 9:30pm - 5.30pm Monday to Friday)
Explore South West launches with this public panel discussion on the topic "Is there anything left to explore in the 21st century?".
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