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Main Departmental seminar series at the Department of Geography.

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5 upcoming talks and 74 talks in the archive.

The Weddell Sea, Antarctica: modern science and the search for Shackleton’s Endurance

UserProfessor Julian Dowdeswell, Department of Geography & Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockWednesday 06 November 2019, 13:00-14:00

#AanaJaana [#ComingGoing]: Curating gendered digital lives in Delhi's urban peripheries

UserProfessor Ayona Datta, Department of Geography, King's College, London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 24 October 2019, 16:15-18:00

Climate change and water security in Africa

UserProfessor Declan Conway, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, The London School of Economics and Political Science.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 31 January 2019, 16:15-18:00

Is sea level rise accelerating and what are the implications for coastal flooding?

UserDr Ivan Haigh, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 08 November 2018, 16:15-18:00

CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION Recent advances in understanding climate, glacier and river dynamics in high mountain Asia

UserDr Walter Immerzeel, Faculty of Geosciences, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 08 March 2018, 16:15-18:00

What sort of challenge is climate change? Fifty years of editorialising in ‘Nature’ and ‘Science’

UserProfessor Mike Hulme, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 01 March 2018, 16:15-18:00

Protean geographies: Plants, politics and postcolonialism in South Africa

UserProfessor Cheryl McEwan, Geography Department, Durham University.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 08 February 2018, 16:15-18:00

The Open City: its ethics and its design

UserProfessor Richard Sennett, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics .

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 30 November 2017, 16:15-18:00

Measuring landscape resilience: tephra, soil and spatial patterns

UserDr Richard Streeter, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 23 November 2017, 16:15-18:00

Culture and Climate Change: experiments in collaboration and engagement

UserProfessor Joe Smith, Department of Geography, The Open University and Dr. Renata Tyszczuk, University of Sheffield, School of Architecture.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 16 November 2017, 16:15-18:00

Environmental and climatic effects of volcanic aerosol: past, present and future

UserDr Anya Schmidt, Department of Geography and Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 02 November 2017, 16:15-18:00

Under the Physical Geography Parasol: Climate and History

UserProfessor Christine Lane and Professor Ulf Büntgen, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 19 October 2017, 15:30-18:00

Taming The Flood

UserJeremy Purseglove .

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 09 March 2017, 16:15-18:00

Governing Events: Emergencies and the Fragile Promise of the State

UserDr Ben Anderson, Department of Geography, Durham University .

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockWednesday 01 March 2017, 16:15-18:00

Critique of Punitive Reason

UserDidier Fassin, James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science.

HouseLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockWednesday 15 February 2017, 17:00-18:45

The Public Presence of the Social Sciences

Distinguished Visitor lecture

UserDidier Fassin, James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockTuesday 14 February 2017, 16:15-18:00

Pathological Lives: on the cosmopolitics of losing self-assurance

UserProfessor Steve Hinchliffe, Geography and College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 09 February 2017, 16:15-18:00

“Swamped! The trials and tribulations of tropical peatland science”

UserProfessor Susan Page, Department of Geography, University of Leicester.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 08 December 2016, 16:15-18:00

'Map-work' John Britton and the Topographical Imagination in Nineteenth Century Britain'

UserProfessor Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 24 November 2016, 16:15-18:00

On Intuition: Machine Learning and Posthuman Ethics

UserProfessor Louise Amoore, Department of Geography, Durham University.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 20 October 2016, 16:15-18:00

Interspecies Iceland: more-than-human geographies, genealogies and family histories

UserProfessor Catherine Nash, Queen Mary University of London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 22 October 2015, 16:15-18:00

Planetary Urbanization and the Right to the City

UserDr Andy Merrifield, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 19 March 2015, 16:15-18:00

Neoliberalism and the environment revisited: The North American Free Trade Agreement and the US-Mexico border 20 years on

UserProfessor 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.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockMonday 02 March 2015, 16:15-18:00

Of Knots and Blocks: Dwelling in Smooth Space

UserProfessor Timothy Ingold, Anthropology, University of Aberdeen.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 11 December 2014, 16:15-18:00

The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in Jamaica and Barbados

UserProfessor Miles Ogborn, Geography, Queen Mary University of London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 20 November 2014, 16:15-18:00

Ash, Ice, Mud: Tephras and Rapid Climate Changes

UserProfessor Siwan Davies, Geography, Swansea University.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 23 October 2014, 16:15-18:00

CANCELLED: Fluvio-centric Currents of River History: From the Mersey to the Po

We regret this seminar has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances

UserProfessor Peter Coates, University of Bristol.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 08 May 2014, 16:30-18:00

Climate Confusion: Lessons and Pitfalls in the Study of Climates Past

UserProfessor John Lowe, Emeritus Professor of Quaternary Science of the University of London, Gordon Manley Professor of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 13 March 2014, 16:30-18:00

Accomplishing Climate Governance: new politics, new geographies?

UserProfessor Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 27 February 2014, 16:30-18:00

No Going Back: The Scientific and Political Ethics of Ecological Novelty

Paul Robbins is an International Visiting Fellow in Geography.

UserProfessor Paul Robbins, International Fellow, from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 13 February 2014, 16:30-18:00

At Home in a Diaspora City: Urban Domesticities and Domestic Urbanism

Co-hosted with the University's ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

UserProfessor Alison Blunt, Queen Mary, University of London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 23 January 2014, 16:30-18:00

Unravelling Long-term Ecosystem Dynamics in Central Asia Using Palaeoecology

UserProfessor Anson W. Mackay, Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 28 November 2013, 16:15-18:00

Interrogating the Political Situation: Between Science Studies and the Geography of Politics

UserProfessor Andrew Barry, Dept. of Geography, University College London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 14 November 2013, 16:15-18:00

Expecting the Best and the Worst from Synthetic Biology

UserDr. Claire Marris, King's College London.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 10 October 2013, 16:15-18:00

Territorial Politics after the Financial Crisis

UserJohn Agnew, UCLA and Queen's University, Belfast.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 09 May 2013, 16:15-18:00

Mobility Systems and their Futures

UserProfessor John Urry, University of Lancaster.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 28 February 2013, 16:15-18:00

Evaluating the impact of medical research, why bother?

UserDr. Steven Wooding, RAND Europe.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 07 February 2013, 16:15-18:00

Generative Politics: Youth, Mobilization and the State

UserProfessor Craig Jeffrey, University of Oxford.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 24 January 2013, 16:15-18:00

Time, Space, and the Human Sciences: Some notes on a contemporary crisis

UserProfessor Richard Drayton, King's College, University of London.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 29 November 2012, 16:15-18:00

Irrigation Resurrected in South Thailand

UserJanice Stargardt, Professorial Research Fellow in Asian Historical Archaeology & Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 24 November 2011, 12:30-14:00

TEPUI: Biological islands lost in space and time. From origins to conservation

UserFabian Michelangeli, Simon Bolivar Professor, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge 2010-11.

HouseHardy Building 101, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 12 May 2011, 12:30-14:00

Nuclear Renaissance

UserDr. William Nuttall, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

HouseHardy Building 101, Downing Site (please note change of venue).

ClockThursday 10 February 2011, 12:30-14:00

The Geography of Arts and Culture: An Occupational Approach

UserProfessor Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota.

HouseHardy Building 101, Downing Site (please note change of venue).

ClockThursday 27 January 2011, 12:30-14:00

Spectacular Events, Urban Space and Citizenship: The Commonwealth Games in Delhi and Beyond

UserAmita Baviskar, Associate Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.

HouseLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockFriday 12 November 2010, 13:00-14:00

Cities and the ethic of care among strangers

UserProfessor Ash Amin, Professor of Geography and Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University.

HouseDepartment of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockTuesday 21 September 2010, 14:00-15:00

The impact of choice of transport mode on personal pollution exposure

UserDr Simon Kingham (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockWednesday 09 June 2010, 12:30-14:00

Who gets what, where, in the tangled world of housing finance: the vexed question of price

UserProfessor Susan Smith (Girton College, University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 13 May 2010, 12:30-14:00

Spaces of Economy & Society Cluster Seminar

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseHardy Building 101.

ClockWednesday 13 May 2009, 10:30-13:00

Healthy Country, Healthy People

UserJonathan Kingsley (Visiting Scholar Cambridge/Deakin).

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 07 May 2009, 16:15-17:30

Arsenic Levels in Drinking Waters of Emet-Kütahya – Turkey and its Relation to Arsenic Bearing Minerals in Borate Deposits.

UserEmeritus Professor Nazmi Oruc (Environmental Protection Association, Eskişehir-Turkey).

HouseRoom R5 Emmanuel College.

ClockSaturday 25 April 2009, 16:15-17:30

Demarcating Boundaries. Geopolitical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in the Construction of an Israeli-Palestinian Border

UserProfessor David Newman (Dept of Politics and Government, Ben Gurion University, Israel and Visiting Leverhulme Professor, University of Bristol 2006-2007).

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 30 November 2006, 16:15-17:30

Protecting the Environment: Criminal Law and the European Union

UserMrs Nicky Padfield, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 19 October 2006, 16:15-17:30

Title to be confirmed

UserProfessor Paul Robbins, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockMonday 14 February 2000, 10:01-10:01

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