Ben WIlson is a critically acclaimed author who has also worked in television and broadcast. He has focused on many topics throughout his career, most recently writing about urban history in his current book, Metropolis.
In this podcast epsiode Ben disusses the history of 'humankind's greatest invention', the city. From Baghdad to Lagos, this episode investigates what today's modern urban areas have learnt from their historical counterparts, the impact of Covid-19 on urbanisation, and the ever-growing issues of biodiversity loss and climate change associated with urban growth.
Geography now is a new podcast series from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). In this series, we’ll be talking to geographers about the work that they’re doing, topics they’re passionate about, and opinions they have about the world around us.
At a time when it is impossible to host speakers at the Society, we are committed to creating content that can be accessed online, and are excited to feature individuals who would have spoken at our events around the UK.
If you've been inspired by this podcast, and would like to buy Ben's work, you can order it from Stanfords (member discounts available).
In this episode of Geography Now, critically acclaimed author Ben Wilson joins us to discuss the history of 'humankind's greatest invention', the city.
9 October 2020
In this episode of Geography now, Chief Executive of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) Camilla Nichol joins us to talk about the 200th year since Antarctica was sighted, and the heritage conservation work that UKAHT are involved with.
26 June 2020
In this episode of Geography now, ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn joins us to discuss her recent expedition to raise awareness of the ocean plastic problem, a new platform to help us find solutions, and what we can learn from living at sea.
5 June 2020
In this episode of Geography now, Nancy Campbell joins us to discuss her poetry, the geographical individuals who have inspired her work, and what it means to be the recipient of the 2020 Ness Award.
29 May 2020
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