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Talking farmed animal health and welfare at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 31 Aug – 03 Sep 2021

A blog by Carol Morris, Associate Professor With some financial support from the School of Geography’s Research Committee I contributed to the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers that took place between 31st August and 3rd September 2021. The conference had been cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic …

IGARSS 2021

A blog by Giles Foody The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly limited the ability to disseminate research through conferences. Conference organisers, like everyone else, have had to be adaptable and moved events online. With generous support from the School’s overseas conference fund I was able to take part in one such conference this summer. The event …

Geografia e Cibo 2021

A blog by Robert Hearn This year’s Giornata della Società Studi Geografici (10-11 June) was dedicated to discussions surrounding the diverse geographies of food. The presentations contributed by participants across and throughout Italy were as cornucopian as might be expected at such a themed event hosted by an Italian organisation. Whilst very much an Italian …

Public perceptions of flood management options and my Research Masters experience

A blog by Mikaela D’Souza I undertook both a BSc Geography degree (graduated 2018) and Research Masters (graduated 2020) in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. My Research Masters supervised by Chris Ives and Matt Johnson, investigated ‘Public Perceptions of Flood Management Schemes in the UK’ and was recently published in the …

The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, from a new perspective

A blog by Stephanie Coen This Spring marked my participation in the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) for the first time in a role other than solely as a participant – this year I joined as Secretary-Treasurer of the Disability Specialty Group (DSG). The mission of the DSG is to “address …

My internships at The Environment Agency Incident Management and Flood Technical Support Officer at Trent River Trust

A blog by Caith Petro MSc Environmental Leadership and Management 2020/21 When I started my MSc Environmental Leadership and management course one of my major concerns was how I was going to gain the relevant experience in the environmental sector that is important in my career progress. This was particularly daunting as an international student because …

My placement with Trent Rivers Trust

A blog by Hannah Bonham (MSc Environmental Leadership and Management) At the start of my first term on the Environmental Leadership and Management course I was made aware of a variety of placement opportunities and decided to apply for a 10-week placement with Trent Rivers Trust. I worked in a small team on a project …

Presenting at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

A blog by Martin Danyluk In April, I presented a virtual paper at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. After missing last year’s AAG due to the pandemic, it was great to see the conference running smoothly in an online format and to be back in conversation with geographers from around the world. …

The Map Blog. Locating the Nottingham General Asylum

In this special blog, David Beckingham uses maps from the School of Geography and University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts and Special Collections to trace the site of Nottingham’s General Lunatic Asylum in Sneinton, now King Edward Park.  It is a version of a talk David gave at an event earlier in the year to mark the …

Virtual Fieldcourse at the Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld, March 2021

A blog by Ian Conway The Year 1 Geographical Fieldcourse is based at the Field Studies Centre Blencathra in Threlkeld, near Keswick in the northern sector of the Lake District. It is held over 4 days and is run twice (back to back), due to the large number of students attending (approximately 100 per trip), …