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.
PODCAST: Problematizing Law, Rights and Childhood in Israel/Palestine
1 November 2021
In this podcast, Ekta Oza, a doctoral researcher within the School of Geography, speaks with Dr Hedi Viterbo about his new book.
MSc Water and Environmental Management graduate recently appointed as Rivers Officer
29 October 2021
Adrian Porter who studied MSc Water and Environmental Management (2021) has recently been appointed as Rivers Officer for the Chalk Streams and Wetland Meadows Project.
Professor Kate Heppell's secondment to the Chalk Streams Project
25 October 2021
Professor Kate Heppell, Professor of Physical Geography, is currently on a year-long sabbatical to undertake research as part of the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project.
Calls for expressions of interest for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
25 October 2021
The School of Geography has a diverse community of postdoctoral fellows who contribute to our dynamic research environment. We welcome enquiries from potential postdoctoral fellows interested in applying for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme.
BA Human Geography graduate awarded prize for dissertation
14 October 2021
The School of Geography are delighted to announce BA Human Geography graduate, Fatmagul, has been awarded the 'highly commended' prize in the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) Undergraduate Dissertation Prize competition.
Rising up against racism: London's forgotten Bangladeshi squatters
12 October 2021
Shabna Begum, a PhD student within the School of Geography, has been featured on the BBC.
What you can do with a degree in Environmental science
11 October 2021
The School of Geography have recently partnered with Unifrog to develop a guide to where a degree in Environmental Science could take you.
Queen Mary researchers launch new project to support rewilding
8 October 2021
Queen Mary University of London researchers have partnered with pioneering lowland rewilding site Knepp Wildland on a project that will help rewilding efforts up and down the country.
Queen Mary researcher develops new abortion support resource
28 September 2021
Queen Mary University of London researcher Dr Sydney Calkin has developed a new online resource so that people across Europe can safely access abortion services when they are unable to in their own country. It was developed in collaboration with the Abortion Support Network. Countries include Poland, Ireland and Malta – in response to particularly high levels of need in some locations.
Become a Student Ambassador
20 September 2021
We're looking to recruit enthusiastic students with a passion for the School of Geography and Queen Mary University of London.
Work as we knew it has changed. Time to think beyond the wage
13 September 2021
Dr William Monteith, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary has written for The Conversation on the concept of work and the need to reimagine it based on the experiences of the global majority.
Professor Alastair Owens appointed Vice President of the Geographical Association
1 September 2021
On Wednesday 1 September, current Head of School Professor Alastair Owens was appointed Vice President of the Geographical Association.
Calls for expressions of interest for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
23 August 2021
The School of Geography has a diverse community of postdoctoral fellows who contribute to our dynamic research environment. We welcome expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral fellows interested in applying for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean
16 July 2021
Professor Kate Spencer, Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, has recently written for The Conversation exploring how coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean.
New book provides unique and fascinating record of life under lockdown
30 June 2021
People pose in their doorways, holding a range of possessions - dumbbells and dartboards, guinea pigs and gardening tools, accordions and artwork. These are just some of the images captured in a new book, Life Under Lockdown, which provides a unique insight into life during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gibraltar reform is a small – but important – step for abortion rights in Europe
29 June 2021
Dr Sydney Calkin, a Lecturer in Human Geography within the School of Geography, discusses how Gibraltar's recent referendum to make abortion legally available is a small – but important – step for abortion rights in Europe for The Conversation.
Recent graduates receive prestigious dissertation awards
25 June 2021
Graduates from the School of Geography have recently been awarded 1st and 2nd prizes from the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) for their in UK-wide competitions.
Calls for expressions of interest for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships
8 June 2021
The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) welcomes Expressions of Interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record to apply jointly with a QMUL host supervisor, to the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021.
School of Geography's Professor Kate Spencer featured on Channel 4
4 June 2021
Professor Kate Spencer recently featured on Channel 4 in a piece exploring the UK's coastline.
Global development: re-thinking the future of work after the pandemic
17 May 2021
Dr William Monteith, Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary, is set to release an edited collection based on his research on experiences of informal and unwaged work in different regions of the world.
WhatsApp’s controversial privacy update may be banned in the EU – but the app’s sights are fixed on India
13 May 2021
Queen Mary leads pioneering research into rewilding lowlands
7 April 2021
Academics from Queen Mary University of London are developing a new research partnership with a pioneering lowland rewilding site in southern England.
PODCAST: Professor Kate Heppell on chalk stream environments
25 February 2021
Take a listen to Professor Kate Heppell on the Ask the Geographer podcast series from the Department of Education and Outdoor Learning with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).