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What do we talk about when we talk about climate? A public lecture by Vladimir Jankovic

On 14th July the School of Geography will be hosting Vladimir Jankovic, an historian of science at the University of Manchester, who will be giving a public lecture on the question of ‘What do we talk about when we talk about climate?’ The talk will form the first Hayman Rooke Lecture in Environmental Humanities, a …

The Eastern Badia Archaeological Project

Matt Jones blogs from his recent fieldwork in Jordan… There’s a moment each day out here when the Eastern Badia breaks you. For some it’s the 4pm return to work and the wrestling on of rigid socks, but for me it’s somewhere between 10 and 1, when the shadows have all gone and pretty much …

Closer links for the School with the East Midlands Geological Society

The School of Geography is now hosting the regular lectures of the East Midlands Geological Society which is a great opportunity for our staff and students, especially those on our new Environmental Geoscience degree, to keep involved with the wider geological community. The next lecture (6pm on the 13th February in A48 The Sir Clive …

2015: A blog of blogs

Members of the School of Geography have been writing up their research and experiences on an amazing range of topics this year, and to save you time trawling the interweb for this year’s best1 in geographical blogging we’ve collated them here for you to enjoy with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie2. …

50th Anniversary of Hoggar Mountains Expedition to the Sahara

Many thanks to Dennis Jones for providing us with these images and account of a UoN expedition in 1965. After receiving a BSc in Geology in 1966 Dennis had a successful career working in the exploration and mining industries – his brief cv follows his post. As with so many important events in one’s life, the Hoggar Mountains Expedition to southern …

Answering the big questions in climate change impacts science

This week, a team of environmental modellers from the School of Geography have been presenting their research at a major workshop on modelling climate change imapcts, at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg, Austria. The team comprises of Dr Simon Gosling (Associate Professor of Climate Risk), Dr Nick Mount (Associate Professor …

‘The Grandest Views’, a new exhibition opens in Keswick

An exhibition entitled ‘The Grandest Views: Models of Lakeland from Victorian Times to the Present Day’ created by Dr Gary Priestnall from the School of Geography has just opened in Keswick, Cumbria. Displays draw upon an exploration of a set of negative plaster moulds from a large physical landscape model of the Lake District based …

Going Underground – exploring old mines in the Peak District

When Daniel Defoe travelled around Derbyshire during his tour of Great Britain in the late seventeenth century, he unexpectedly witnessed a miner emerging from a lead mine near Brassington: “we were agreeably surprised with seeing a hand, and then an arm, and quickly after a head, thrust up out of the very groove we were …

What on earth do you actually do?!

As a surveyor in the Oil and Gas industry there is a question I get asked a lot: what on earth do you actually do?! Unfortunately, there is no simple answer, but the question is a good one, in that everything I do in my job, is on the earth! Geography, and in particular geomatics, …

Pigeon chat

I’m beginning to get a reputation. “I’ve seen something about pigeons recently” is how most people greet me these days, and I can barely come across anyone anymore without them talking to me about my feathered research subject. Who’d have thought pigeons would provide such a talking point?   But, then again, it has long …