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Sunday 3 November

Join us for a day of thought-provoking lectures, engaging discussions, and practical workshops as we delve into the essence of fieldwork and empower you to embark on your own expeditions with purpose, integrity, and impact.

Doors open 9.00am for 9.30am start. 

Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided throughout the weekend. 

Morning sessions

Prepare to be inspired once again as our morning plenary lectures delve into the heart of why fieldwork matters. Discover the transformative power of firsthand exploration and its pivotal role in shaping our understanding of the natural world and diverse cultures. Gain insights into best practices for conducting research responsibly, and delve into the critical issues of ethics and responsibility in field research. 

Field research and expedition medicine workshops

Learn the art of designing effective field research projects. From defining research questions to selecting methodologies and crafting project plans, our experts will guide you through the process of creating a robust and impactful project that aligns with your objectives and maximises your potential for impact.

  • Human and social sciences

    Join us as we delve into the methodologies and challenges of conducting field research in human and social sciences. 

  • Biodiversity surveys

    Our workshop invites you to learn the art of conducting biodiversity surveys, from species identification to habitat assessment and data collection techniques. 

  • Earth and environmental sciences

    Discover the methodologies and tools used in field research in earth and environmental sciences, from soil sampling to geological mapping and environmental monitoring. 

  • Field mapping, GIS and low-cost monitoring

    Learn to harness the power of geographic information systems and low-cost monitoring tools to map landscapes, track environmental changes, and visualise spatial data in the field. 

  • Ethical fieldwork

    Navigate the ethical complexities of field research with integrity and compassion. Our workshop explores the principles of ethical fieldwork, from obtaining informed consent and cultural sensitivity. 

  • Getting into expedition medicine for medical professionals

    Designed for medical professionals, this workshop equips you with the knowledge needed to find opportunities to provide medical care in remote and challenging environments. 

  • Getting into field science

    Take your first steps into the world of field science with confidence and purpose. Our workshop provides aspiring researchers with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to start their own projects. 

Explore noticeboard

Throughout the weekend, the Explore noticeboard is a hub of activity, connecting delegates and facilitating collaboration on field research projects. From seeking research partners to sharing resources and opportunities, the noticeboard serves as a vital platform for fostering connections and igniting collaborations. 

Afternoon sessions

We return to the Theatre for an exhilarating afternoon of plenary lectures where our speakers will unveil exciting field research opportunities spanning diverse disciplines. Whether you're drawn to biodiversity hotspots, cultural landscapes, or geological wonders, you will discover insights into the latest technologies transforming field research. 

Communicating your discoveries workshops

Unlock the art of storytelling and share your discoveries with the world in our series of workshops. Whether you've unearthed hidden gems in the field or uncovered groundbreaking research in the lab, these workshops are designed to empower you with the tools and techniques needed to effectively communicate your findings to diverse audiences.

  • Film and video: visual story-telling

    Learn the art of crafting compelling narratives, capturing breathtaking footage, and editing techniques that bring your discoveries to life on the screen.

  • Photography and social media

    Master the art of photography and harness the power of social media to amplify your findings. Our workshop equips you with the skills to share your discoveries with the world through captivating imagery.

  • Writing projects

    Unleash your creativity and hone your writing skills in our writing projects workshop. Whether crafting articles, reports, or blog posts, learn to communicate your discoveries with clarity, impact, and style that resonates with your audience.

  • Educational resources for schools youth organisations

    Inspire the next generation of geographers with our workshop on educational resources. Discover innovative ways to engage schools and youth organisations through interactive lessons, hands-on activities, and educational materials that bring your discoveries to life in the classroom.

  • Creative projects: art, exhibitions and participation

    Ignite your creativity and engage with audiences through art, exhibitions, and participatory projects. Explore the intersection of art and science, collaborate with artists, and create immersive experiences that invite audiences to experience your discoveries in new and meaningful ways.

As the weekend draws to a close, join us for a reflective session on setting your priorities for tomorrow. Reconnect with your goals, aspirations, and the actionable steps needed to propel your exploration journey forward. 

Following the session, seize the final opportunity to mingle and network with fellow delegates in the Explorers' bar in the Map Room. Share stories, exchange ideas, and forge connections.