About this day
This inspirational and informative programme will appeal to all AS, A-level and IB Geography students studying or about to study globalisation, connectivity and the carbon cycle. Relevant and up-to-date case studies will be presented by leading geographers. This day also features a special session with expert hints and tips for exam success.
Programme & speakers
Globalisation - 7 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 7 beautiful and unfamiliar world maps that examine a wonderful range of geographical topics from globalisation to connectivity.
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.
Lakes in drylands: Geographical enigmas that helped shape human evolution and impact on modern global environments David Thomas, University of Oxford
David will take you through their geomorphological history of the giant salt pans found in deserts today how we know they were once vast, deep lakes, when and why they occurred, and how they helped shape human evolution.
About Professor David Thomas
David is a geomorphologist who researches desert landforms, long-term climate change and human-environment interactions. He leads a series of research projects that range from desert geoarchaeology to dryland biofuel production.
Exploration inspiration Ash Bhardwaj, Adventurer and film-maker
Travel writer and film-maker Ash Bhardwaj tells us about his lifetime of adventures, the heroes that inspired him, and what he’s learnt on the road.
About Ash Bhardwaj
Ash is a respected journalist and film-maker who has reported from some of the most challenging locations on the planet, producing programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and Animal Planet.
Understanding the Water and Carbon Cycles Geraldene Wharton, Queen Mary University of London
Taking a systems approach we’ll explore the key features of water and carbon cycles over a range of spatial and temporal scales. A tropical forest ecosystem will be used as an example.
About Professor Geraldene Wharton
Geraldene Wharton is a fluvial geomorphologist with a key interest in how plants act as ecosystem engineers to control river forms and processes. She applies this understanding to river restoration and natural flood management. Her research is mainly focused on lowland rivers but she is currently part of a research group studying the effects of deglaciation on Alpine stream ecosystems.
Changing Places Alan Smith, University of Plymouth
Alan will explore the concepts around the meaning of ‘place’ and how as geographers we can evaluate and understand how places change. This presentation will also examine the socio-economic and demographic characteristics, relationships and connections of different places. Changes occur over different spatial and temporal scales.
About Dr Alan Smith
Alan is a lecturer in geography at the University of Plymouth and undergraduate admissions tutor. His research focuses on the application of geographical information systems (GIS) within geography and to monitor population change.