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GA Conference 2018

A blog by Lorna Burnell, PhD Student The Geographical Association (GA) conference is held every year, hosting talks and exhibition stands with a variety of resources for schools from field study centres and exam boards to universities and professional organisations. Amongst the delegates are A-Level geography teachers, including many of our alumni and current A-Level students. …

Field trip to Mexico

A blog by Joe Bishop In January of this year, myself and thirteen others embarked on a field trip to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The trip was part of a module ‘Quaternary Environments’; with the module having a focus on students designing and carrying out studies to assess changes in past and present environments. …

New York field trip 2017

A blog by Dr Andy Greenhalgh-Cook  Fieldwork is an essential part of geography as a discipline and in the School of Geography at Nottingham we recognise that field learning is one of the most effective ways of encouraging students to critically engage with the world around them. My colleagues and I see ourselves as being …

Blog of blogs 2017

2017 has been a busy year here at the School of Geography, and to round up the year and give you an idea of what we do, we have put together a collection of blogs relating to research from the School, which we hope you will enjoy. We would also like to wish you a …

ICHC and ICHST, Brazil 2017

A blog by Professor Mike Heffernan Thanks to a Conference Grant provided by the School’s Research Committee, I was able to attend two major conferences in Brazil in July 2017 – the 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) and the 25th International Congress on the History of Science and Technology (ICHST). The …

Engaging both the head and the heart: Reflections on Transformations 2017

A blog by Dr Chris Ives The haunting melody caught us by surprise and held us captive. All eyes were transfixed on the petite singer and her big guitar as she sang, painting sonic images of the Scottish coast and countryside. It was 8:30am on the first morning, and already I knew this was to …

A visit to the Hunter Valley coal mining region

A blog by Professor Paul Nathanail What does a professor of engineering geology do on his only free day during a 12 day trip to Australia? The School of Geography’s Paul Nathanail was faced with just such a ‘problem’ in Newcastle – the one in New South Wales. His choice? A drive up the Hunter …

A week in the most liveable city in the world

A blog by Professor Paul Nathanail The biennial CleanUp conference http://www.cleanupconference.com/ found me in Melbourne for a busy week of lectures, panels and workshops. No time for jet lag! Leaving Nottingham on Thursday evening after a very successful three day writing workshop for the H2020 INSPIRATION project, I arrived early on Saturday morning – via Dubai …

Goldschmidt 2017 Conference in Paris

A blog by Virginia Panizzo Between Monday 14th August and Friday 18th August I attended the Goldschmidt 2017 conference in Paris, hosted by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society. It had been a few years since my last attendance (Sacramento, 2014) so I was rather excited to get together with old colleagues …

Summer working experiences in UNNC, Chinese Academy of Science and WWF

A blog by Yunke Peng in Environmental Science 2+2                                    University of Nottingham usually gives students nearly four months summer vacation to explore their interests and potential. In this period, I was enrolled in three programs which includes: UNNC Summer Research in Ningbo, Chinese Academy of Science in Changsha, WWF in Beijing Office. UNNC: Summer Research …