RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2013

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce that we have three keynote speakers opening the RGS-IBG Mid-Term Postgraduate Conference. Speaking at the pre-conference plenary on Monday 25th March 2013 are:


Alice RobertsProfessor Alice Roberts

Researcher, author and broadcaster, Alice Roberts is a Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Birmingham. As well as undertaking research which spans a range of science and arts-based disciplines, Alice also presents on a range of television shows including Coast, Horizon and The Incredible Human Journey.



Professor Ian Fairchild

Ian Fairchild is the Head of School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences as well as a Professor of Geosystems with broad interests in the geochemistry of the Earth’s surface, climate change and Quaternary and Neoproterozoic earth history.




Malcolm PressProfessor Malcolm Press

Malcolm Press is Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Malcolm’s research focuses on interactions between parasitic plants and their hosts.