This month’s issue of Geographical explores the divisive legacy of Captain James Cook.
Some 235 places and features in New Zealand were named by, or after, Captain Cook. As the country marks the 250th anniversary of his landing, a growing unease around the country's colonial past has come to the fore. The Indigenous Maori people feel that their history has been overwritten – after all, they inhabited the land for thousands of years before Cook's arrival. Yet many modern New Zealanders are descended from European colonialists. With New Zealand reckoning with its past, is it time for the Maoris to tell their story?
This month's Geographical also features a profile of Margate, resurgent beach town and newfound home for London’s hipster communities. Find out the secrets of its success.
Meanwhile, the November dossier focuses on renewable energy prospects in the Gulf States. Can these countries ruled by oil adapt to 21st century energy demands?
Elsewhere there’s advice on forest photography, before an in depth look at Guinea-Bissau. One of the world’s poorest nations, Guinea-Bissau is struggling with a Presidential election and the threat of another violent coup.
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Applications for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for those planning to start their teacher training course in September 2020 are now open.
From 2020, the Peter Smith Award of £1,000 will be awarded biannually as part of our Geographical Fieldwork Grants.
We caught up with Alikhan Mohideen and Selina Chipo Pasirayi to discuss their research as part of the Migrants on the margins project.
The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition that asked students to discuss whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.
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