Systems and Spits: Coastal management. Cameron Cross reports

Coastal management lecture (Dawlish Warren) at the University of Bristol (report by Cameron Crossman, Clevedon School).

We signed up for the geography lecture on Eventbrite (through the link on the GA website). Our Geography teacher (Mr Battista) encouraged us to sign up for a string of lectures that were being held at the University of Bristol Geography department. These are supported by the Geographical Association. The lectures are linked directly to the new scheme of learning and so we were hopeful we would develop an in depth understanding of coastal management.

We went for food beforehand and then descended on the Geography department. It is a grand lecture theatre that feels very much like how I imagined university. We settled quickly and we first had a talk about Geography at University and the varying degrees that are on offer. We were also told about entrance requirements and how these varied between the University of Bristol and UWE.

The main lecture was very interesting and although we had learnt some of the knowledge about Dawlish Warren for our GCSE, this lecture (by Dr Chris Spencer) was in more depth and examined some of the issues we had not been exposed to before. It therefore added to our knowledge and enabled us to see coastal management from a different angle. The lecture overall was well worth attending and we are now looking forward to the next one on the carbon Ccycle on the 18th October.


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