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Seminars

Main Departmental seminars

Main Departmental seminar series at the Department of Geography.

There are no forthcoming seminars scheduled at present.

Previous seminars

  • 11th March 2020 - Dr Walter Immerzeel, Faculty of Geosciences, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands:
    CANCELLED: Recent advances in understanding climate, glacier and river dynamics in high mountain Asia. Details…
  • 26th February 2020 - Professor Gail Davies, Geography, University of Exeter:
    CANCELLED: From networks to fretworks: mapping the interface of patient involvement and animal research. Details…
  • 13th February 2020 - Dr Maria Fannin, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol:
    "Constructing the ‘foetal environment:’ making intergenerational publics in a regional biobank". Details…
  • 30th January 2020 - Professor Yadvinder Malhi, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford:
    El Niño, tropical forests and the potential instability of the global carbon cycle. Details…
  • 20th November 2019 - Professor Vanesa Castán Broto, Urban Institute, The University of Sheffield:
    The uses of messiness: understanding climate governance in practice. Details…
  • 12th November 2019 - Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex:
    Geographies of Knowledge Annual Lecture: Configuring and Contesting Planetary Health: Knowledge Politics in Ecologies of Disease. Details…
  • 6th November 2019 - Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Department of Geography & Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University:
    The Weddell Sea, Antarctica: modern science and the search for Shackleton’s Endurance. Details…
  • 24th October 2019 - Professor Ayona Datta, Department of Geography, King's College, London:
    #AanaJaana [#ComingGoing]: Curating gendered digital lives in Delhi's urban peripheries. Details…
  • 31st January 2019 - Professor Declan Conway, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, The London School of Economics and Political Science:
    Climate change and water security in Africa. Details…
  • 8th November 2018 - Dr Ivan Haigh, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton:
    Is sea level rise accelerating and what are the implications for coastal flooding? . Details…
  • 8th March 2018 - Dr Walter Immerzeel, Faculty of Geosciences, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands:
    CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION Recent advances in understanding climate, glacier and river dynamics in high mountain Asia. Details…
  • 1st March 2018 - Professor Mike Hulme, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    What sort of challenge is climate change? Fifty years of editorialising in ‘Nature’ and ‘Science’. Details…
  • 8th February 2018 - Professor Cheryl McEwan, Geography Department, Durham University:
    Protean geographies: Plants, politics and postcolonialism in South Africa. Details…
  • 30th November 2017 - Professor Richard Sennett, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics :
    The Open City: its ethics and its design. Details…
  • 23rd November 2017 - Dr Richard Streeter, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews:
    Measuring landscape resilience: tephra, soil and spatial patterns. Details…
  • 16th November 2017 - Professor Joe Smith, Department of Geography, The Open University and Dr. Renata Tyszczuk, University of Sheffield, School of Architecture:
    Culture and Climate Change: experiments in collaboration and engagement. Details…
  • 2nd November 2017 - Dr Anya Schmidt, Department of Geography and Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University:
    Environmental and climatic effects of volcanic aerosol: past, present and future. Details…
  • 19th October 2017 - Professor Christine Lane and Professor Ulf Büntgen, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Under the Physical Geography Parasol: Climate and History. Details…
  • 9th March 2017 - Jeremy Purseglove :
    Taming The Flood . Details…
  • 1st March 2017 - Dr Ben Anderson, Department of Geography, Durham University :
    Governing Events: Emergencies and the Fragile Promise of the State. Details…
  • 15th February 2017 - Didier Fassin, James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science:
    Critique of Punitive Reason . Details…
  • 14th February 2017 - Didier Fassin, James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science:
    The Public Presence of the Social Sciences . Details…
  • 9th February 2017 - Professor Steve Hinchliffe, Geography and College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter:
    Pathological Lives: on the cosmopolitics of losing self-assurance. Details…
  • 8th December 2016 - Professor Susan Page, Department of Geography, University of Leicester:
    “Swamped! The trials and tribulations of tropical peatland science”. Details…
  • 24th November 2016 - Professor Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham:
    'Map-work' John Britton and the Topographical Imagination in Nineteenth Century Britain'. Details…
  • 20th October 2016 - Professor Louise Amoore, Department of Geography, Durham University:
    On Intuition: Machine Learning and Posthuman Ethics. Details…
  • 3rd May 2016 - Professor Matthew Sparke, University of Washington, Seattle:
    Enclaving global health? Investment in life and the uneven geographies of biological citizenship. Details…
  • 10th March 2016 - Professor Giorgos Kallis, SOAS:
    Limits without scarcity, or why Malthus was wrong. Details…
  • 21st January 2016 - Professor Georgina Endfield, University of Nottingham:
    "Wondrous signs of wondrous times": cultural histories of extreme weather events in the UK. Details…
  • 3rd December 2015 - Dr Kevin Horsburgh, National Oceanography Centre:
    Challenges for an improved understanding of sea level extremes and coastal flood mitigation. Details…
  • 22nd October 2015 - Professor Catherine Nash, Queen Mary University of London:
    Interspecies Iceland: more-than-human geographies, genealogies and family histories. Details…
  • 19th March 2015 - Dr Andy Merrifield, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge:
    Planetary Urbanization and the Right to the City. Details…
  • 2nd March 2015 - Professor Diana Liverman Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge Regents Professor of Geography and Development and Co-Director of the Institute of the Environment University of Arizona:
    Neoliberalism and the environment revisited: The North American Free Trade Agreement and the US-Mexico border 20 years on. Details…
  • 26th February 2015 - Professor Richard Dawson, Earth Systems Engineering, Newcastle University:
    Adapting Cities and Their Infrastructure to Global Change: An Integrated Modelling Approach to Understand Risks and Tradeoffs. Details…
  • 5th February 2015 - Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies:
    Ebola and beyond: Interlaced inequalities, unsustainabilities and insecurities in a global development era. Details…
  • 11th December 2014 - Professor Timothy Ingold, Anthropology, University of Aberdeen:
    Of Knots and Blocks: Dwelling in Smooth Space. Details…
  • 20th November 2014 - Professor Miles Ogborn, Geography, Queen Mary University of London:
    The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in Jamaica and Barbados. Details…
  • 23rd October 2014 - Professor Siwan Davies, Geography, Swansea University:
    Ash, Ice, Mud: Tephras and Rapid Climate Changes. Details…
  • 15th May 2014 - Professor Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh:
    Machines and Markets: The Island Matching Engine and the Inversion of Finance. Details…
  • 8th May 2014 - Professor Peter Coates, University of Bristol:
    CANCELLED: Fluvio-centric Currents of River History: From the Mersey to the Po. Details…
  • 13th March 2014 - Professor John Lowe, Emeritus Professor of Quaternary Science of the University of London, Gordon Manley Professor of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London:
    Climate Confusion: Lessons and Pitfalls in the Study of Climates Past. Details…
  • 27th February 2014 - Professor Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University:
    Accomplishing Climate Governance: new politics, new geographies?. Details…
  • 13th February 2014 - Professor Paul Robbins, International Fellow, from University of Wisconsin-Madison:
    No Going Back: The Scientific and Political Ethics of Ecological Novelty. Details…
  • 23rd January 2014 - Professor Alison Blunt, Queen Mary, University of London:
    At Home in a Diaspora City: Urban Domesticities and Domestic Urbanism. Details…
  • 28th November 2013 - Professor Anson W. Mackay, Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London:
    Unravelling Long-term Ecosystem Dynamics in Central Asia Using Palaeoecology. Details…
  • 14th November 2013 - Professor Andrew Barry, Dept. of Geography, University College London:
    Interrogating the Political Situation: Between Science Studies and the Geography of Politics. Details…
  • 10th October 2013 - Dr. Claire Marris, King's College London:
    Expecting the Best and the Worst from Synthetic Biology. Details…
  • 9th May 2013 - John Agnew, UCLA and Queen's University, Belfast:
    Territorial Politics after the Financial Crisis. Details…
  • 2nd May 2013 - Michael Hulme,University of East Anglia:
    The scientific and cultural dynamics of climate change (1988-2013). Details…
  • 28th February 2013 - Professor John Urry, University of Lancaster:
    Mobility Systems and their Futures. Details…
  • 7th February 2013 - Dr. Steven Wooding, RAND Europe:
    Evaluating the impact of medical research, why bother?. Details…
  • 24th January 2013 - Professor Craig Jeffrey, University of Oxford:
    Generative Politics: Youth, Mobilization and the State . Details…
  • 29th November 2012 - Professor Richard Drayton, King's College, University of London:
    Time, Space, and the Human Sciences: Some notes on a contemporary crisis. Details…
  • 8th November 2012 - Dr. Mark Mulligan, King's College, University of London:
    Modelling in support of policy negotiations for increasing food production whilst maintaining hydrological ecosystem services in the Andes. Details…
  • 18th October 2012 - Professor Sarah Whatmore, Oxford University:
    Where natural and social science meet? Reflections on an experiment in geographical practice. Details…
  • 1st March 2012 - Andy Tucker, Dept of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Exploring the impact of the Ukwazana Programme - the first structural HIV prevention programme for Men who have Sex with Men in Africa. Details…
  • 24th November 2011 - Janice Stargardt, Professorial Research Fellow in Asian Historical Archaeology & Geography:
    Irrigation Resurrected in South Thailand. Details…
  • 20th October 2011 - Clive Oppenheimer (University of Cambridge):
    A Novel Technique or Monitoring Volcanic Plumes: from innovation to operational application. Details…
  • 12th May 2011 - Fabian Michelangeli, Simon Bolivar Professor, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge 2010-11:
    TEPUI: Biological islands lost in space and time. From origins to conservation. Details…
  • 11th May 2011 - Tomas Koontz, Ohio State University:
    Collaborative Watershed Management: Social Science Research Across the Pond" (NB: Additional Seminar). Details…
  • 5th May 2011 - Tania Murray Li:
    Rethinking Development, or the Improvement of the World. Details…
  • 24th February 2011 - Martin Lucas-Smith, University of Cambridge:
    OpenStreetMap and CycleStreets: collaborative map-making and cartography in the age of the internet. Details…
  • 10th February 2011 - Dr. William Nuttall, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge:
    Nuclear Renaissance. Details…
  • 27th January 2011 - Professor Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota:
    The Geography of Arts and Culture: An Occupational Approach. Details…
  • 14th December 2010 - Ms. Erjia Ge:
    Using knowledge fusion to map avian influenza H5N1 in East and Southeast Asia. Details…
  • 12th November 2010 - Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi:
    Spectacular Events, Urban Space and Citizenship: The Commonwealth Games in Delhi and Beyond. Details…
  • 21st September 2010 - Professor Ash Amin, Professor of Geography and Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University:
    Cities and the ethic of care among strangers. Details…
  • 9th June 2010 - Dr Simon Kingham (University of Canterbury, New Zealand):
    The impact of choice of transport mode on personal pollution exposure. Details…
  • 13th May 2010 - Professor Susan Smith (Girton College, University of Cambridge):
    Who gets what, where, in the tangled world of housing finance: the vexed question of price. Details…
  • 27th April 2010 - Dr Pallav Purohit:
    Renewable energy in India - opportunities and challenges. Details…
  • 28th May 2009 - Neil Arnold (Geography/SPRI):
    From sky to sea: modelling the production and movement of meltwater through ice sheets and glaciers. Details…
  • 13th May 2009 - Speaker to be confirmed:
    Spaces of Economy & Society Cluster Seminar. Details…
  • 7th May 2009 - Jonathan Kingsley (Visiting Scholar Cambridge/Deakin):
    Healthy Country, Healthy People. Details…
  • 25th April 2009 - Emeritus Professor Nazmi Oruc (Environmental Protection Association, Eskişehir-Turkey):
    Arsenic Levels in Drinking Waters of Emet-Kütahya – Turkey and its Relation to Arsenic Bearing Minerals in Borate Deposits.. Details…
  • 30th November 2006 - Professor David Newman (Dept of Politics and Government, Ben Gurion University, Israel and Visiting Leverhulme Professor, University of Bristol 2006-2007):
    Demarcating Boundaries. Geopolitical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in the Construction of an Israeli-Palestinian Border. Details…
  • 16th November 2006 - Dr Nick Baron (School of History, University of Nottingham):
    "Miracles" on a Geographical Map': Geodetic Utopias and Cartographic Realism in the Soviet Union, 1920-1938. Details…
  • 2nd November 2006 - Dr Elana Wilson (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs):
    Strategies of Similarity and the Movement of Governance Knowledge: Region-Building, Indigenous Identity and International Development in the Circumpolar North. Details…
  • 19th October 2006 - Mrs Nicky Padfield, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge:
    Protecting the Environment: Criminal Law and the European Union. Details…
  • 14th February 2000 - Professor Paul Robbins, University of Wisconsin-Madison:
    Title to be confirmed. Details…

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