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) will have you looking into volcanoes from above the crater, looking at the world from beneath, and travelling back in time through the Grand Canyon.
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
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 place-based relationships and connections between people, organisations and institutions in shaping the life chances of families and young people.
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.
Beyond borders: changing geographies of migration and asylum Jonathan Darling, University of Manchester
Jonathan will provide an update on current evidence around migration at both an international and national level, using resources from the United Nations. These examples will include the population changes evident in the Lincolnshire market town of Boston, and the work of the social movement City of Sanctuary that seeks to provide a ‘welcome’ to refugees across the UK.
About Jonathan Darling
Jonathan is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Manchester. He has research interests in urban and political geography, more specifically in the politics of asylum, forced migration and the ethics of sanctuary. Jonathan’s work has been published in a range of journals in geography and political science.