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Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

Dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars
Description
Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report – the first UK study of its kind.
Date:
05/02/2016

Drought no longer a purely natural hazard

Drought no longer a purely natural hazard
Description
Researchers in the School are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies.
Date:
03/02/2016

The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series: Professor Richard Fortey

The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series: Professor Richard Fortey
Description
As part of the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture series, the University is delighted to welcome renowned palaeontologist, writer and television presenter, Professor Richard Fortey, to deliver a keynote talk. Thursday 4th February 2016 (18:00-19:00)
Date:
15/01/2016

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Description
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day Wednesday 20 January 2016 from 10am, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School
Date:
11/01/2016

Working with China to tackle air pollution

Working with China to tackle air pollution
Description
The University of Birmingham is embarking upon several new research collaborations with top universities and research institutes in China in the general area of atmospheric science - specifically looking at the causes and impacts of poor air quality and atmospheric pollution events in Beijing, and the prediction of future extreme weather events in China and East Asia.
Date:
06/01/2016

Have yourself a green(ish) little Xmas

Have yourself a green(ish) little Xmas
Description
In a recent Birmingham Perspective article, Professor Rob MacKenzie discusses the transition to sustainability in the context of the winter holidays, and what we can do to work our year-round concern for the environment into the festive period.
Date:
16/12/2015

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons
Description
Profesor David Hannah and Professor Stephen Brammer visited the House of Commons on Tuesday 1 December to speak at an Industry and Parliament Trust Dinner and to record a podcast on the subject of flooding.
Date:
09/12/2015

Do trees really help clear the air in our cities?

Do trees really help clear the air in our cities?
Description
In a recent article on The Conversation, Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, asks whether trees really help clear the air in our cities, and considers the many ways in which trees affect the urban environment.
Date:
04/11/2015
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'Urban Emotions meets Live Geography - Fusing Data from Human and Technical Sensors'

'Urban Emotions meets Live Geography - Fusing Data from Human and Technical Sensors'
Date
10/02/2016
Location:
Aston Webb Building - G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Asst. Prof. Bernd Resch, University of Salzburg - Wednesday 10 February (13:00-14:00)

'Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development'

'Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development'
Date
15/02/2016
Location:
Lecture Theatre WG5, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series. Speaker: Professor Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson, Imperial College, London - Monday 15 February (17:00-18:00)

'Multinationals and Regional Development'

'Multinationals and Regional Development'
Date
17/02/2016
Location:
Biosciences NG08
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics) - Wednesday 17 February (16:00-17:00)

'Austerity and economic development governance in England'

'Austerity and economic development governance in England'
Date
24/02/2016
Location:
School of Education G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Andy Pike, Newcastle University - Wednesday 24 February (13:00-14:00)

'The ophiolite enigma resolved?'

'The ophiolite enigma resolved?'
Date
14/03/2016
Location:
Lecture Theatre WG5, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series. Speaker: Professor John Dewey, University of Oxford - Monday 14 March (17:00-18:00)
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