Moving online: Coronavirus pandemic impacts planned events***
Please register for the events by clicking links below when they appear. We encourage students to register individually, so that we can send amendments directly by e-mail.
Draft current programme for 2020-21
Fully conscious that teachers have found it difficult to provide alternative arrangements for fieldwork and practical geography exercises, we have decided to offer two event after February half-term to support your learning. Geographers with experience at the research front end will reveal some of their practices, and also suggest ways this might be translated to things you can do locally or using openly available datasets.
Tues 9th March 2021 7-8.30 pm
Mapping the geographies of Covid
Rich will focus on the the geographies of Covid in English towns and cities, and the evidence that some neighbourhoods have been harder hit than others. Is this just bad luck or can it be linked to the characteristics of those neighbourhoods, such as their ethnic composition? If it can, then why? (Ethnicity cannot cause a Covid infection, can it?)
Using freely available data from https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/, and introducing a data dashboard at https://geography.shinyapps.io/covidmaps/, he will ask what makes a good visualisation of spatial pattern, explore what is happening in the towns and cities, and suggest data sources that may shed light on the characteristics of your neighbourhood or city.
Tuesday March 2nd 2021 7-8.30 pm
Blooming algae: microbes and ice sheets
In this lecture, Chris will discuss the steps needed to undertake this research across the cryosphere, his major findings and how we can learn about similar microbes in our own backyard.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss your own plans for field work in physical geography – a challenge for everybody at the moment.
Information below applies to ‘in person’ event.
When permitted, lectures, conferences and competitions will be held at the Peel Lecture Theatre School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, BS8 1SS. A nominal fee of £2/lecture is charged for Autumn lectures (room booking and support of additional events). Lectures, competition, conference are most suitable for post-16 students and teachers. Worldwise Quiz is for Yr10-11.