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Mapping the land use of Britain: 80 years of innovation

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Ruth Swetnam, currently based in the Zoology Department, is passionate about maps and will talk about how different geographical pioneers have mapped the land use of Britain. We live on a crowded island and the use of the land has to be planned and managed in order to balance the competing needs of 60 million people for food, housing, water, energy, work and recreation. In order to do this we need to understand the basic geography of our surroundings. As a nation, we have led the field in this endeavour for nearly 80 years and have produced many fascinating and beautiful maps along the way.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Natural History Society series.

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