Date & time

Mon, 12 Dec 2022
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW
or Online

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About this day

For A-level and IB students

This inspirational and informative programme will appeal to all A-level and IB Geography students studying or about to study globalisation, exploration and the carbon and water cycles. Geography in Action features five informative and engaging sessions in which leading geographers will extend students’ knowledge.

Programme & speakers

From Source to Sea - a journey through uncharted territory Ness Knight, Explorer and conservationist

Ness will take us along on an expedition to the sea from the source of the Essequibo, the third largest river in South America. It was a journey through totally uncharted territory in the upper reaches of the river, fraught with danger in a location where emergency evacuation was impossible… and showed her how the slow creep of humanity upriver, bringing logging and mining, is irreversibly changing this remote, cherished and vibrant ecosystem.

Ness Knight

About Ness Knight

Ness Knight is an explorer who has completed a diverse collection of expeditions in extreme environments around the globe.  Ness specialises in carrying everything she needs to survive and thrive in some of the most hostile and extraordinary environments on earth, learning survival skills from tribes and walking alongside some of the most iconic wildlife. Her passion is for storytelling, seeking out stories that immerse her in unique cultures and wild places.

Globalisation in Seven Maps Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

What does the world look like when you map it using data? Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew with seven beautiful and unfamiliar world maps that examine a wonderful range of geographical topics from globalisation to connectivity.

Danny Dorling

About Professor Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, he has co-authored dozens of books and journals on social inequalities. His work concerns housing, health, employment, education and poverty.

Portraits of No Man's Land Alasdair Pinkerton, Royal Holloway University of London

For nearly a thousand years, No Man’s Lands have been in existence. They contain the devastating marks of conflict and environmental catastrophe, but also natural revival and human perseverance.  Alasdair will take students back to the trenches of WW1, the desert territory of Bir Tawil, and the jungles of Colombia to explore war, conflict, diplomatic failures and the cracks that exist between borders.

Alasdair Pinkerton

About Dr Alasdair Pinkerton

Alasdair is a political geographer.  He appears frequently in the UK and international media on issues related to global geopolitics, including the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and the UK’s Overseas Territories.

Daily experiences of water insecurities across geographies Sonia Hoque, University of Oxford

Sonia will explain the environmental, social and institutional risks to the water security of poorer populations, the daily challenges of accessing safe and affordable drinking water in semi-arid rural Kenya, and the impacts of industrial water pollution in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sonia Hoque

About Dr Sonia Hoque

Sonia Hoque is an environmental social scientist at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on people’s water use behaviour and choices in water-stressed regions.

Radical green infrastructure: from the informal to formal Mike Hardman, Senior Lecturer, University of Salford

Interest in urban greening is at an all-time high. We are increasingly seeing more rooftop gardens, green walls and even urban farms in our cityscapes. Mike will take students on a journey to explore these radical greening schemes, from Europe to Africa, North America and beyond.

Mike Hardman

About Dr Mike Hardman

Mike is Senior Lecturer in Urban Geography at the University of Salford and leads undergraduate programmes in Geography, Environmental Management and Archaeology. He is also the lead for the research hub on Care and Urban Farming at Salford.