From two rooms to the top ten: Department of Geography celebrates ninetieth birthday

Posted by uatemp13 at Jun 25, 2013 03:25 PM |
Geographers showcase leading research as department looks back on nine decades at University of Leicester
From two rooms to the top ten: Department of Geography celebrates ninetieth birthday

Students at work in the state-of-the-art Department of Geography

Two rooms. A few maps. Fifteen graduates in thirteen years. The Department of Geography has come a long way from the days of the 1920s and 30s.

Now ranked 10th and 11th in the country for Human and Physical Geography respectively, the Department enjoys a major international profile and undertakes cutting edge research on environmental change, geographical information science and human geography. On Saturday 29 June, they will open their doors to anyone interested in learning about the Department and its illustrious history.

There will be lectures, workshops and other activities throughout the event, giving the public and prospective students opportunities to find out about all of the research expertise, high student-staff ratio, state-of-the-art laboratories and firm routes into work the Department of Geography offers students.

Between 12 and 2pm, Michael Bradshaw, Professor in Human Geography, will lecture on the global energy dilemma and Heiko Balzter, Director of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research and Professor in Physical Geography, will take the audience around the globe on a virtual journey, so the event is a must for anyone interested in geography. An evening buffet will draw the event to a close.