Date & time

Tue, 8 Nov 2022
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£20 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level and IB students

This inspirational and informative programme will appeal to all A-level and IB Geography students studying or about to study globalisation, exploration and the carbon and water cycles. Geography in Action features five informative and engaging sessions in which leading geographers will extend students’ knowledge.

Programme & speakers

Globalisation in Seven Maps Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

What does the world look like when you map it using data? Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew with seven beautiful and unfamiliar world maps that examine a wonderful range of geographical topics from globalisation to connectivity.

Danny Dorling

About Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, he has co-authored dozens of books and journals on social inequalities. His work concerns housing, health, employment, education and poverty.

Volcanoes and Video Games Ed McGowan, Postgraduate researcher, University of Leicester

From explosive eruptions to volcanic ash and a soak in a hot spring, it can be really fascinating to make comparisons between the digital world and the real world.  Taking a virtual dive into popular video game volcanoes, Ed will explore how we might understand real-world eruptions better.

Ed McGowan

About Ed McGowan

Ed is a volcanologist PhD student at the University of Leicester.  He is currently studying ancient caldera-forming volcanic eruptions in the English Lake District, but he has also travelled the world visiting many other volcanoes.  His primary methods for studying volcanoes include a lot of fieldwork and geochemical analysis.

Portraits of No Man's Land Alasdair Pinkerton, Royal Holloway University of London

For nearly a thousand years, No Man’s Lands have been in existence. They contain the devastating marks of conflict and environmental catastrophe, but also natural revival and human perseverance.  Alasdair will take students back to the trenches of WW1, the desert territory of Bir Tawil, and the jungles of Colombia to explore war, conflict, diplomatic failures and the cracks that exist between borders.

Alasdair Pinkerton

About Alasdair Pinkerton

Alasdair is a political geographer.  He appears frequently in the UK and international media on issues related to global geopolitics, including the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and the UK’s Overseas Territories.

Radical green infrastructure: from the informal to formal Mike Hardman, Senior Lecturer, University of Salford

Interest in urban greening is at an all-time high. We are increasingly seeing more rooftop gardens, green walls and even urban farms in our cityscapes. Mike will take students on a journey to explore these radical greening schemes, from Europe to Africa, North America and beyond.

Mike Hardman

About Mike Hardman

Mike is Senior Lecturer in Urban Geography at the University of Salford and leads undergraduate programmes in Geography, Environmental Management and Archaeology. He is also the lead for the research hub on Care and Urban Farming at Salford.