Explore South West: Friday night lecture

Explore South West launches with this public panel discussion on the topic "Is there anything left to explore in the 21st century?".

Globalisation and the future of the city - Dr Robert Cowley

Rob describes the processes of globalisation and outlines some changes in the way cities have become imagined relating to these processes.  He identifies four internationally influential sets of ideas which offer urban solutions and illustrates how these ideas have been put into practice on the ground.

The forgotten forests of Latin America - Professor Toby Pennington

Toby will describe the beautiful tropical dry forests and woody savannas of Latin America, the threats they face and what we can do to ensure they have a safe future.

Tenochtitlan: the capital of the Aztecs - Dr Elizabeth Baquedano

A visitor to downtown Mexico City might not realise that this was once a lake where, in 1325, the wandering Aztecs found their promised land. Systematic excavations of this site have been ongoing since 1978.