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The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington 2019

A blog by Dr Martin Danyluk In April I attended the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The AAG, to my knowledge, is the largest annual gathering of geographers in the world, with attendance routinely exceeding 9,000. And it truly is a circus: the conference features thousands of presentations—sprawling across dozens …

A day in the life of a Health Geographer… Stephanie Coen

A blog by Dr Stephanie Coen Hiya! (as I’ve learned to say since I’ve landed in the UK from Canada!) I’m still working on my UK vocab and expressions, so please feel free to help me out. Some of my faves so far are “chin wag, “you alright?” (which in Canada = “is something wrong?”), …

Geographical Association Conference 2019

A blog by Lorna Burnell, PhD student  On Tuesday 9th April I once again headed to the annual Geographical Association (GA) conference to represent the School of Geography with Elaine Watts, which this year was hosted by the University of Manchester.  This annual conference is a chance for geography teachers from across the country to …

Map of the month. Spring flows in the River Dove

A blog by Dr Matt Johnson The 1:10 000 Ordnance Survey map sheet SK 15 SW shows the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border running through Dovedale. The version of the map shown here is from 1978; the sheet as a whole is centred on Ilam, extending from Milldale in the northeast to Calton in the southwest. Although this …

Steps in a region that survived a climate change

A blog by PhD student Haydar Martinez Izquierdo Dyrzo The ancient Maya and the modern Maya that live today are strangers for me. Their habits, values, beliefs, identity, and life’s purpose has been always different from those of the people in other regions of Mexico. As a Mexican, I can understand some of their culture, …

Capers in the woods: Reflections on a fun PhD

A blog by Vivyan Lisewski-Hobson Having just submitted my PhD I thought it was a good time to reflect on my experiences after over 4 years at Nottingham.  When I started my integrated Masters my kids were just 2 and 4 years old, a lot of people thought I was mad.  I think I agree …

A day in the life of….Martin Danyluk

A blog by Dr Martin Danyluk I am an Assistant Professor here at the School of Geography, and I started my position only recently, in January 2019. I’m also brand new to the UK, having arrived here from Canada on New Year’s Eve—a strange and disorienting time to land in a new country! Prior to …

Assessing the impact of aquaculture on lakes in the Philippines

A blog by Charlotte L. Briddon Hi, my name is Charly and I am a third year PhD student at the University of Nottingham in the School of Geography. Prior to this I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Southampton followed by a MSc in Geoscience Research at Keele University, For this I …

Careers with Geography Event

A blog by Cordelia Freeman The School of Geography’s largest careers event of the year took place in February. This was an informal, networking style event where ten alumni who studied in the School of Geography came back to speak to our students about their career experiences. Over some drinks, over seventy students were able …

A conference in eight haikus

A blog by Dr Adam Algar In January 2019, I travelled to Malaga, Spain to attend the 9th Bienniel Meeting of the International Biogeography Society, funded by the School of Geography. I am an old hand at the (unfortunately abbreviated) IBS meetings, having only missed one since 2007, but this edition had several particular highlights. …