Explore South West is a event for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas, with a focus on self-led student projects.
Held in the beautiful city of Exeter, 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.
Saturday 9 February 2019, 9.00am–5.00pm – Tickets still available
Venue: Peter Chalk Centre, University of Exeter
Tickets: Standard Rate £25, Student £15 plus booking fee.
Saturday ticket price includes VAT and lunch.
Price does not include accommodation.
Explore South West is a one day seminar for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas, with a focus on self-led student projects.
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.
How to book your place at Explore South West
Please book online at agile-rabbit.com
Alternatively, call 0207 591 3030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
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 & Culture Exeter, and Agile Rabbit.
Friday 8 February 2018, 7.00pm–9.00pm – Sold out
A public panel discussion and performance ‘Is there anything left to Explore in the 21st century?’
“The glory-seeking adventurer of old is giving way to explorers who want to understand the planet rather than dominate it.” This is how The Economist heralded the New Age of Discovery. Panel members will explain why the need to explore has never been more urgent and relevant, and how, in their own work they are contributing to a greater understanding of our planet through their discoveries.’
Chaired by Ritula Shah, BBC Radio 4 presenter, The World Tonight, panel members with include a social geographer, earth scientist, conservation biologist, and artist. The discussion will be followed by a performance by folk singer and naturalist Sam Lee.
Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place
020 7591 3030
Tickets: Standard rate £8, Students £5 plus booking fee.