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School of Geography

2021

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

Dr Philippa Williams, Reader in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London has co-written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the roll out of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, which critics warn will lead to more data sharing with its parent company Facebook. The piece was co-written with Dr Lipika Kamra from O.P. Jindal Global University.

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).