Calum James, St. Mary Redcliffe, on first session in GA Autumn programme

AlanTerry_talk_200px Calum James (St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School) reports. The most recent GA session was enlightening, not only because of the lecture by Alan Terry on ‘Improving the quality of water resources in Uganda’, but also because of the information directed at those interested in the possibility of studying geography at University. Representatives from the Universities of Bristol, UWE and Bath Spa came to pitch why and how you can study geography at university. So persuasive were they that, despite having already applied for an engineering course, even I was beginning to think geography is the future. Whilst this segment was not necessarily relevant to me, I feel it would have been very useful for younger years trying to decide the future of their education. Onto the topic of the lecture itself; I found the lecture beneficial as it tied in perfectly with my A2 studies. The covering of the MDGs and the issues surrounding them was interesting and the wealth of ideas and information on how we can combat water insecurity was astounding. Some ideas (e.g. boreholes) I had already come across, whereas others (e.g. the toxicity problems in Jinko tanks) I hadn’t even considered and I feel these could be helpful come exam time.

Alan Terry takes  the water provided for the speaker.  "Do we take it for granted that clean water is provided here in the UK?"

“Can I trust that this water provided for me is clean?”

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