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, population migration and climate change. Relevant and up-to-date case studies will be presented by leading geographers. This day features a special session with expert hints and tips for exam success.
Programme & speakers
What happens when the oil runs out? Chris Rhodes, Researcher, Consultant and Communicator
The world output of conventional crude oil is set to begin a decline within 5 years. Chris will argue that we need to move away from the linear model of global growth, focusing instead on smaller and more self-sufficient communities.
About Chris Rhodes
Chris’ research and consulting interests concern environmental decontamination and pollutant degradation, renewable energy sources and fuels, including fuels made from algae, and the development of sustainable societies.
Living with predictable flooding in the UK and Nigeria Dr Sally Priest, Head of the Flood Hazard Research Centre
Focusing on examples from the UK and Nigeria, Meghan will compare the ways in which floods are experienced and managed. The occurrence of predictable floods in the UK and Nigeria highlight strengths and weaknesses in different flood risk management approaches.
About Dr Sally Priest
Sally has worked on a number of projects focussing on innovative methods to understand, model and evaluate flood damages and other flood losses and the development of a risk to life model for European flood events.
On the edge: globalisation, livelihoods and development Sally Lloyd-Evans, University of Reading
Sally will examine the impacts of globalisation on employment, trade and livelihoods in the global South. She draws on examples from Africa and the Caribbean to show how these spaces are central to alleviating poverty and inequality.
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.
The case for urgent and radical carbon emission reductions Maria Sharmina, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester
The continuing failure to reduce emissions globally has left us with little chance of staying below 2°C, a ‘dangerous climate change’ threshold. Maria will discuss the challenge of major reductions in carbon emissions and suggest options for addressing them.
About Maria Sharmina
Maria is a Lecturer in Energy and Project Management at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. She works with a major retailer to make its supply chains environmentally sustainable.
The Call of the Wild Alastair Humphreys, Explorer
Join Alastair as he relates tales of cycling round the world, walking across India rowing the Atlantic and more. Alastair will encourage you with his infectious love of geography and the world around us.
About Alastair Humphreys
Alastair has cycled round the world, walked across India, rowed the Atlantic, run the Marathon des Sables, crossed Iceland by foot and packraft, and walked the desert in Oman.