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, changing places and the carbon cycle. This day also features a special session with expert hints and tips for exam success.
Programme & speakers
Dr Volcano's travel guide to the Centre of the Earth: Volcanoes, giant crystals, and time travel in a wooden boat Dougal Jerram, Geologist, television and media presenter and author.
Prof Dougal Jerram (aka Dr Volcano) takes you on a journey that will have you looking into volcanoes above the crater, looking at the world from beneath, and travelling back in time through the Grand Canyon. Learning about the planet through adventures and travels in the Earth Sciences.
About Dougal Jerram
Dougal aims to make geology more accessible and promote a better understanding of the Planet. He loves exploring and sharing the wonders of Earth Science.
Landscape Systems in the Anthropocene Martin Evans, University of Manchester
Geologists have recently recommended the recognition of the Anthropocene as a period of recent history where the earth system is dominated by human agency. Martin will explore the degree to which the impact of people has become the dominant force shaping the landforms and sediment fluxes which make up contemporary landscape systems
About Martin Evans
Martin has 20 years experience working on upland peatlands researching the impact of erosion and restoration on water carbon and pollutant flux, with a focus on peatland carbon balance.
Changing places Sally Lloyd-Evans, University of Reading
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.
Urban populations Steve Gibbons, LSE
About Steve Gibbons
Steve is a Professor of Economic Geography, and teaches urban economics, quantitative methods, applied spatial analysis, and Geographical Information Systems. He is also Director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre at LSE.
Lessons in sustainability: An explorer’s tale Jason Lewis, Explorer
What can being attacked by a crocodile, spending a year alone at sea, contracting blood poisoning and malaria, being held for espionage, and getting hit by a car and left for dead teach us about global sustainability?
About Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis is an award-winning explorer, author, and environmental champion. He is credited by Guinness World Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. Since studying geography for A Level and at London University, he has also co-developed a range of outreach programmes addressing global sustainability issues.”