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Engaging with ‘lay’ and ‘expert’ perspectives about the emerging environmental dimensions of antimicrobial resistance

A blog by PGR student, Anthony Shenton According to the World Health Organisation, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most important challenges that we face with an estimated 700,000 deaths related to AMR occurring every year that could rise to 10 million every year by 2050. Although AMR is a term that is used …

Map of the month. Workplace views

A blog by David Matless May 2020. The School of Geography, and its map collection, are locked down. The ‘Map of the Month’ blog is out to grass for now, but another element of the School collections has recently been restored to view, and provides the occasion for this piece. Within the School’s archive room …

Rethinking my fieldwork at the COVID-19 time

A blog by Leonardo Porcelloni  My research mainly concerns mobility, ancient landscapes and socio-cultural relationships. Fieldwork methods include qualitative face to face interviews as well as archival research. The interviews scheduled for this spring and summer have, of course, had to be cancelled. We cannot ignore the context of the current situation; in fact, while …

Mexico Field Trip 2020

A blog by Geography student Amy Knott The field trip was part of the ‘Quaternary Environments’ module, which focuses on environmental change throughout the lowlands of the Yucatan Peninsula, exploring the relationship between climate, environment and society. We designed our own project, which would analyse either the chemistry of modern aquatic environments, long term change …

Map of the month. Motoring Maps

A blog by David Beckingham The School map collection is primarily organised by country, with drawers then differentiated according to scale and only comparatively rarely by distinctive category.  However particular types of map can be found right across the collection, and there are occasional groupings of specialist maps.  The collection contains many different travel and …

Research leave or garden leave?

A blog by George Swann “Is that another name for garden leave?” “So, are you on holiday for the next few months?” Just some of the comments I received from friends when I mentioned that I would be on “Research leave” from October 2019 to January 2020. This partly reflects the perception that many people …

The 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Wall: Berlin Field Trip Blog 4th – 9th November 2019

A blog by Vicky Jolley Berlin. Somewhere I have never visited, yet heard of consistently throughout GCSE History, Geography, in general news and more recently, as a popular city break destination. As a geography student, it was important for me to take the opportunity to visit a new place whilst completing my degree. Berlin doesn’t …

The Diplomacy of Geography

A blog by John Pearson Watching unexploded bombs being detonated in woodland. Visiting a massive, new Hydro Electric Dam on the Mekong. Helping doctors tackle infectious diseases. When I studied Geography at Nottingham in the late 1980s, these were the sort of issues that I read about. Since August this year I have been British …

Investigating Hamburg’s “Green Port”

A blog by Martin Danyluk From November 29 to December 2, I travelled to Hamburg, Germany, to conduct preliminary fieldwork for a new research project on the environmental politics of “green ports.” This project is a collaboration with Dr. Max Ritts, a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In recent years, amid …

Blog of Blogs 2019

2019 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 …