About this day
This inspirational and informative programme will appeal to all AS, A-level and IB Geography students studying or about to study globalisation, connectivity and the carbon cycle. Relevant and up-to-date case studies will be presented by leading geographers and there will be an inspirational talk by adventurer and explorer Ed Stafford. This day also features a special session with expert hints and tips for exam success.
Programme & speakers
Globalisation - 7 maps Danny Dorling, University of Oxford
What does the world look like when you map it using data? Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, invites us to see the world anew with 7 beautiful and unfamiliar world maps created by Ben Hennig. These maps examine a wonderful range of geographical topics from globalisation to connectivity and challenge us to open our minds to a new, often unreported reality.
About Danny Dorling
Danny Dorling is a social geographer and Professor at Oxford University who has co-authored dozens of books and journals on social inequalities in Britain. His work concerns housing, health, employment, education and poverty. He is a visiting Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Climate Change in the Past and the Future - the intersection of the global carbon and water cycle Rich Pancost, University of Bristol
Climate change due to the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation could have devastating impacts on society, not only due to warming but also its impact on the global and local water cycles. Rich will discuss what we have learned about the water and carbon cycles from the past and what it teaches us about the future.
About Rich Pancost
Rich is the Director of the Cabot Institute which explores fundamental, applied and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding, adapting to and governing with environmental uncertainty. His topics of interest range from the East Asian Monsoon to rapid changes in the global carbon cycle.
Changing Places Sally Lloyd-Evans, University of Reading
Sally will explore the relationships that exist between people, economy, society and the environment and show that these relationships can explain why places are constantly changing. She will investigate the ways in which people change places through local actions and explore changes that are forced on some communities.
About Sally Lloyd-Evans
Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans is an Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Reading. Sally researches globalisation, labour markets and livelihoods from gender and social justice perspectives.
Exploration Inspiration Ed Stafford, Explorer and adventurer
About Ed Stafford
On the 9th August 2010, Ed walked into the Guinness Book of Records after becoming the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. Sir Ranulph Fiennes described his expedition as being “truly extraordinary… in the top league of expeditions past and present.” Ed is currently filming his fourth series for Discovery Channel.