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News from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:35:12 +0000
  • #UniRdgWomen
    We’re always a fan of women supporting women, and this year we’re marking International Women’s Day by introducing two brilliant BSc Human Geography graduates. Heather Cadden graduated in 2015 and mentored Amelia Harper, who graduated in 2018; both are now working in in Corporate Social Responsibility/Ethics. Find out more about where they are now, what […]
  • SAGES PGR Conference 2018
    It is nearly that time of year again for the SAGES PGR Conference. May the 11th and 12th will see 17 third year students present their research to PGR students and staff from the whole school. There will also be posters and powerpoint slides on display from a total of 48 second and first year […]
  • Capacity gap assessment workshop for green growth transition in Nigeria
    Nigeria, like many other African countries, is fast recognizing the advantages of a green economy that generates growth and improvements in people’s lives while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. There are several policy documents, and initiatives indicate a willingness to pursue their development goals in ways that leverage the opportunities for green economy transition. […]
  • University of Reading Sponsored a Consultative Workshop on Capacity Assessment for Green Economy Transition in Kenya
    Researchers from the University of Reading in the UK held a fruitful and stimulating workshop on “capacity needs assessment for green economy transition in Africa” at Nairobi Kenya on March 12, 2018. The workshop which held in the Hilton hotel was attended by academics from the University of Nairobi and technical officers from public and […]
  • Meet our #UoRWomen!
    To mark International Women’s Day this year, we asked some of our brilliant staff to answer a few questions about their research, their career highlights, and their inspirations. Read on for a selection… Dr Macarena L. Cárdenas Research/teaching specialisation Paleoecology What made you choose this area? I am interested in the environment and particularly on […]

  • Congratulations to GES PhD students Anna Freeman and Rebecca Emerton for winning prizes in the 2016 Graduate School Research Image competition and Graduate School Research Poster competitions respectively. Anna Freeman Congratulations to GES PhD student Anna Freeman (supervisor Andrew Wade), who won First Prize in the Graduate School Research Image competition 2016, for her entry ‘Big world […]
  • Special Issue on Resilience in the rural Andes co-edited by Dr Giuseppe Feola
    The Andes present an ideal learning space to draw lessons on existing and emerging resilience challenges and opportunities. Andean people and societies have co-evolved with the unique high-mountain contexts in which they live, sometimes in altitudes of more than 3800 m. Although historical achievements including irrigation systems, domestication of cameloids (llama and alpaca) and crop […]
  • Professor Mike Goodman on the benefits – and drawbacks – of celebrity activism
    Professor Mike Goodman has been quoted by the Christian Science monitor in a recent article examining celebrity activism after Leonardo DiCaprio participated in a White House discussion on climate change. Research suggests that when people are exposed to a celebrity endorsing a cause, their main takeaway may not be the message itself but rather a desire to do […]
  • Street science comes to Oxford city centre this June
    Our very own Sarah Duddigan will be participating in this year’s Soapbox Science event on Saturday June 18th, talking about ‘What can a tea bag tell you about soil?’. Read on for more info about this brilliant free event… Over 160 female scientists will take their science to the streets of 13 UK cities across […]
  • GES Field Classes 2016!
    Over the Easter break more than 100 students and staff from the Geography & Environmental Science department set off to explore Berlin, Naples or Crete for their annual field classes. Topics discussed ranged from the social production of history, contested urban space and the ‘transition’ movement in Berlin; exploring the volcanic activity near Mount Vesuvius; […]



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