About this day
This inspirational and informative programme will appeal to all A-level and IB Geography students studying or about to study globalisation, changing places and the carbon cycle. Geography in Action features five informative and engaging sessions in which leading geographers will extend students’ knowledge. This day also features a special talk given by an explorer designed to inspire students and motivate them to excel.
Programme & speakers
Landscape Systems in the Anthropocene Martin Evans, University of Manchester
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: communities, relationships and participation Sally Lloyd-Evans, University of Reading
Drawing on recent UK examples, Sally explores how local communities experience and understand place in an era of economic uncertainty. Focusing on social inequality and diversity, she examines the importance of connections between people and organisations in shaping life chances.
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.
Lessons in sustainability: An explorer’s tale Jason Lewis, Explorer
Discover 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.
COVID and the Pacific: Exploring islands, globalisation and environmental risks Becky Alexis-Martin, Manchester Metropolitan University
What are the impacts of rapid de-globalisation – and how can we make global economic processes more sustainable in the future? Join Becky to assess the impact of globalisation on the lives of those who live across the Pacific.
About Becky Alexis-Martin
Dr Becky Alexis-Martin is an award-winning lecturer, photographer and author. She researches the social, economic and environmental implications of global challenges from climate change to warfare.
Dangerous Neighbours: learning to live with volcanic activity Jenni Barclay, University of East Anglia
Some 800 million people live within 100 km of an active volcano and live with the hazards volcanic eruptions create. Jenni will explore those hazards, and the many different ways communities at risk cope with, and recover from volcanic eruptions.
About Jenni Barclay
Jenni works on reducing volcanic risk. She enjoys working with communities at risk and interpreting the clues about volcanic behaviour in the rocks from the eruption.