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School of Geography

2021

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

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).