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Boston Fieldclass 2023
29 November 2023

Chips war? Global production networks and geopolitics in the post-pandemic world
16 November 2023


Henry Wai-chung YEUNG, Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography and GPN@NUS Centre, National University of Singapore.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Economic Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG

Time: Wednesday, December 13 from 13:00-15:00

Location: Hybrid - School of Geography Common Room, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End campus & online via Teams

Teams link:




Research Showcase: celebrating 10 years of national dissertation prize winners, Thurs 7th December 2023
15 November 2023

Our annual Research Showcase event is an occasion to celebrate and learn about the excellent work that our third year undergraduate students have undertaken in their independent research projects for their final year dissertation.

Abortion Pills Go Global: Book Launch, Thurs 5th October 2023
13 September 2023

Please join us for an in-person book launch at Queen Mary University of London to celebrate the publication of Abortion Pills Go Global: Reproductive Freedom across Borders. The event will consist of a panel discussion followed by a drinks reception.


James Bradley: "Long-term organic carbon preservation enhanced by iron and manganese"
23 August 2023

James Bradley has a publication just out in Nature: "Long-term organic carbon preservation enhanced by iron and manganese". The research has so far been covered in The Times and The Independent.

Results of National Student Survey 2023
15 August 2023

Human Geography ranked 11th nationally for teaching satisfaction and tops London Russell Group universities for teaching and academic support. Physical Geography scores top in London Russell Group universities on student voice. 

Summer reading list
9 August 2023

We often get asked what our academics recommend offer-holders and applicants read before they start at university. Here’s our recommended list.

Congratulations to 2023 graduates of the School of Geography
8 August 2023

Amidst a backdrop of joyous applause, the event marked a significant milestone in the academic journey of these bright and talented students.

BlueGreenE17 - Paving the Way for a Wilder Walthamstow
25 July 2023

The BlueGreenE17 project aims to collaborate with communities and local organizations to foster a vision for a wilder Walthamstow that benefits both its residents and its precious wildlife.

Queen Mary’s School of Geography celebrates prestigious accreditation from Royal Geographical Society
10 July 2023

Geography undergraduate degree programmes at Queen Mary University of London have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Researchers call for East London communities to map nature spots
4 July 2022

New research at Queen Mary University of London is asking for local residents’ help to understand how nature can thrive in Walthamstow.

School of Geography Celebrates Success in REF2021
12 May 2022

The School of Geography is delighted with our outstanding REF 2021 assessment results, published today, which recognise our growing research expertise and the change it makes in the world.

Dr Azeezat Johnson
10 March 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague, Dr Azeezat Johnson, on Monday 7th March 2022. Azeezat was an inspirational colleague during her five years in the School of Geography at Queen Mary and we are devastated by her loss.

Labour Regimes and Global Production
27 January 2022

The School of Geography’s Professor Adrian Smith has recently published a co-edited book entitled Labour Regimes and Global Production, along with School of Business and Management colleagues Dr. Elena Baglioni and Professor Liam Campling, and the National University of Singapore’s Professor Neil Coe.

New project explores campus-based research into air quality and climate change through ‘Living Lab'
25 January 2022

A multidisciplinary Queen Mary team has received support from the Westfield Fund to demonstrate innovative opportunities to enhance the student learning on sustainability through campus-embedded research.


Queen Mary alumni recognised in the New Year Honours List 2022
13 January 2022

Ten members of the Queen Mary alumni community have been named in the New Year Honours List 2022. The honours mark the achievements and service of remarkable people in public life across the UK and we are delighted that our former students stand among the individuals who have been recognised.


Considering applying to study Geography or Environmental Science?
3 January 2022

Here’s 5 reasons why you should study with us at Queen Mary University of London!

Professor Kavita Datta new Head of School
1 January 2022

Professor Kavita Datta has taken up the role of the Head of the School of Geography from 1 January 2022.

2021 Year in Review
20 December 2021

As we look back on what has been another year filled with change and challenge, we're extremely proud of our School of Geography community who have achieved so much. Take a look below at our year in review:

Meet Dr William Monteith, LIDC’s latest featured member
16 December 2021

Dr Will Monteith is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Research in the School of Geography. His research uses ethnographic methods to explore subjective experiences of work, hustle and ‘make do’ at the margins of capitalist economies; the relationships, politics and places produced by these experiences, and the possibilities they provide for realising more just and inclusive economic geographies.

Queen Mary climbs 47 places in sustainability league table
15 December 2021

Queen Mary University of London has risen 47 places, from number 83 to 36 in the 2021 People & Planet University League.


Geographer Kathryn Yusoff honored for creativity
15 December 2021

Brunn Creativity Award given to Professor Kathryn Yusoff.

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announced the recipient of its 2022 Brunn Creativity Award, Professor Kathryn Yusoff.

Why I would recommend the LIDC internship to others
7 December 2021

Recent student, Becky Large, recently spoke to Queen Mary about her experience undertaking an internship with London International Development Centre (LIDC) as part of her studies. This intership opportunity is open to postgraduate students on development programmes alongside students undertaking the new BA in Global Development.


Queen Mary academics secure major funding from the National Institute for Health Research
3 December 2021

A team of academics from Queen Mary University of London have successfully secured funding for a major research project led by Professor Andrew Prendergast from Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute and Dr Bwakura-Dangarembizi from the University of Zimbabwe.

US abortion bans back before the Supreme Court – but globally more countries are liberalising access than restricting it. Podcast
25 November 2021

Senior Lecturer, Dr Sydney Calkin, recently participated in The Conversation's podcast recording talking about abortion laws.

Queen Mary named best university in the country for social mobility
24 November 2021

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the country’s top university for social mobility, according to a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in partnership with the Sutton Trust and Department for Education.


Remembering Emeritus Professor David Smith
23 November 2021

We are sorry to report the passing of Emeritus Professor David Smith, who was Head of Department for the School of Geography from 1981 to 1985. Professor Matthew Hilton, Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences), writes to reflect on Professor Smith's academic career.


About Beyond the Wage: Ordinary Work in Diverse Economies
8 November 2021

Dr Will Monteith and Professor Philippa Williams from the School of Geography together with Dora-Olivia Vicol have developed a new video to introduce their new book Beyond the Wage: Ordinary Work in Diverse Economies.

My LIDC internship experience
8 November 2021

Recent MA Global Development student, Jenny Oster Warriner, recently spoke to Queen Mary about her experience undertaking an internship with London International Development Centre (LIDC) as part of her studies.

Capturing Biogeochemical Processes in Proglacial Soil During the Freezing Period research fieldwork
4 November 2021

Dr James Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, recently conducted research fieldwork in the Ny-Ålesund glaciers.

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