News and events

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

Seminars & Events

'Linking ambient air pollution with an increasing range of health effects'
Date
21/05/2014 (16:15-17:15)
Location:
Biosciences NG08
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Frank Kelly, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health, KCL - Wednesday 21 May (16:15-17:15)
School seminar (Speaker: Dr Klement Tockner, Director - Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Freie Universität Berlin)
Date
28/05/2014 (16:15-17:15)
Location:
Biosciences NG08
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr Klement Tockner, Director - Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Freie Universität Berlin - Wednesday 28 May (16:15-17:15)
'Globalisation: a (physical) geography perspective'
Date
04/06/2014 (16:15-17:15)
Location:
Biosciences NG08
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Nick Clifford, King's College London - Wednesday 4 June (16:15-17:15)

News

£370K grant awarded to investigate relationship between prison visitation and reoffending in the UK
Description
Dominique Moran and Louise Dixon (Psychology) have been successful in obtaining funding from the ESRC for a project entitled 'Breaking the Cycle? Prison Visitation and Recidivism in the UK' (£370k fEC). This 3-year interdisciplinary project will provide a new perspective on prison visitation and its relationship to the highly topical issue of recidivism.
Date:
29/08/2012
Lee Chapman and colleagues win £109K grant for rail planning project
Lee Chapman and colleagues win £109K grant for rail planning project
Description
Lee Chapman and colleagues from Civil Engineering have been successful in obtaining £109k from FP7 as part of the LivingRail (Planning rail towards 2050) project.
Date:
29/08/2012
Publication of significant new text: Speleothem Science
Publication of significant new text: Speleothem Science
Description
Last month saw the publication of a new text by Ian Fairchild and former Birmingham staff member Andy Baker which concerns cave archives of environmental change.
Date:
18/05/2012
Olympic hopes for final year Geography student and hockey ace
Olympic hopes for final year Geography student and hockey ace
Description
'As a child I always had aspirations to go to the Olympics and represent my sport at the highest level, but not until recently did I realise that I wanted to do this as a full-time occupation for the foreseeable future'. So says Susie Gilbert, final year Geography student and women's Olympic hockey hopeful.
Date:
04/04/2012
Professor Roy Harrison awarded the Royal Meteorological Society's Fitzroy Prize
Description
Professor Roy Harrison has been awarded the Fitzroy Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society for 2011 "for his outstanding work at the intersection of meteorology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental health".
Date:
16/03/2012
Success for 'Connected Communities' project bids
Description
Phil Jones has successfully led two bids to the AHRC's Connected Communities scheme.
Date:
10/02/2012
Resilience led planning research in CURS boosted by new awards
Description
The first grant has been awarded by the ESRC and JSPS (Japan Society for the promotions of Science) and will be used for a project entitled Planning Responses to 'Shock' and 'Slow-Burn' Events: the Role of Redundancy in Regional Resilience. The second grant (of 10K) has been awarded through EPSRC for a project entitled Open Source Food Distribution: Delivering Distributed Food Manufacture to Enhance Resilience.
Date:
03/02/2012
Volunteers wanted for air pollution research project
Description
The Environmental Health Sciences FIXAT project team are seeking to recruit adult non-smoking volunteers to take part in a research project studying exposure to air pollution arising from new or recently decorated buildings.
Date:
03/02/2012
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