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Lent 2022 Term Card

The Vital Geographies research group announces our Lent 2022 term card!


Term card with seminar titles and events. All information relayed in plain text on this page. Warm, sepia hues with animal and plant illustrations. Photographs of the two speakers.


More detail about each event is available below. Both Vital Geographies seminars will be hybrid; please contact any of the convenors for the Zoom links. Further details about the hybrid event logistics are listed at the end of this page.


A Gaian sensibility: sensing soils

Dr Anna Krzywoszynska (University of Sheffield)

February 25, 2022 16:00-17.30 GMT (Hybrid)


The Sisyphean cycle of inequitable state production: state, space, and a drainage project in Pakistan

Ayesha Siddiqi (University of Cambridge)

*RESCHEDULED* March 12, 2022 15:00-16.30 GMT (Zoom)

Vital Geographies Lent Social

Outdoors, March 2022, date tbc, details to follow


Other Relevant Events

Tuberous Collectivities Conference

14-15 March, Jesus College. Please contact David Nally ( for more details.


Political Entomologies

All Political Entomologies seminars are on Zoom.

Lisa Onaga | ‘Silkworms as Bioresources in Postwar Japan’ | 7th February 2022 (15:00-16:00 GMT)

Luisa Reis Castro | ‘A (Future) Ecology of History: Modified Mosquitoes and the Scales of Health’ | 7th March 2022 (17:00-18:00 GMT)

Columba Gonzalez-Duarte | ‘Insectile Methods for Rethinking Borders: Ethnography with the Monarch Butterfly’ | Monday, 14 March 2022 (15.00 – 16.00 GMT)

Please contact Diane Borden ( for more details. Registration link:


Logistical Details & Access Information


Access Information: All Zoom links can be obtained from any of the co-convenors. Zoom seminars will have auto-captioning enabled, with attendees able to toggle the captions on or off depending on preference. Access information for the social will be available closer to the date and released via email; please email a co-convenor to be added to the email list or to ask any questions.


Hybrid Event Information: Please note that these are hybrid events. They are scheduled for the Seminar Room in the Department of Geography, but capacity there is limited to 15 people, so please email Philip Howell ( at least 24 hours beforehand if you want to attend in-person. These are the current Department-approved protocols (subject to change):

  • Maintaining contact data for all attendees, which will be used for contact tracing, should this become necessary after the event
  • Event capacity not to exceed stated capacity for the room/area (see Intranet for more information)
  • Ensuring ventilation by opening windows and doors (where possible)
  • Using hand sanitisers provided and cleaning shared equipment
  • Attendees provided with information on mitigation measures prior to the event (e.g. the requirement to wear masks)
  • Attendees required to wear masks
  • Attendees reminded not to attend if showing symptoms
  • Attendees will take LF tests prior to the event


Co-Convenors: Dr David Nally (, Dr Philip Howell (, Diane Borden (, Anna Guasco (, and Anna Lawrence (

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