Category Archives: Just interesting

Eternal Exploration 2.0

It has been sometime since I have posted on the ‘Eternal Exploration’ blog, around a year in fact. I started this blog as a place to share thoughts and activities related to my teaching and learning in geography, both at … Continue reading

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Thinking about ‘Happy Cities’

Last year at Villiers Park Education Trust as part of the ‘Geographical Imaginations‘ course I delivered a new session which focused on cities. In previous years I had spent the time to explore sustainable cities and what that meant in … Continue reading

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Reflections on Academia 2.0: Challenges of impact, communication and relevance

This is the first of a series of posts related to a recent event I attended at the University of Manchester, Academia 2.0 challenges of impact, communication and relevance. The event organised by Dr Gale Raj-Reichert and was supported by … Continue reading

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104 Books in a Year

It seemed like January disappeared really quickly. I had intended to write this blog post in the first week of the year but alas the month sped past. I like to set challenges for the year, and this time I … Continue reading

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Broadening your geographical mind

In the past I have written about how podcasts are a great way for students to explore other areas of geography. This post is really an update with another suggestion along similar lines. I’ve recently discovered the London School of … Continue reading

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Vistas from a Mumbai slum

I very rarely have the time at the minute to pick up a book and read it cover to cover in a matter of days. One exception recently has been a book by Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, … Continue reading

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Historical Trans-Atlantic slave trade networks: A reflection

Over the Christmas holidays I’ve been reading the historical novel ‘New York‘ by Edward Rutherfurd – the book charts the development of the city right from its first settlers through a series of characters. Early on in the book there … Continue reading

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Tintin Geographies from 1991

Looking back over the year there have been so many things I have wanted to spend more time working on – one of them was this idea of Tintin Geographies, which of course was prompted by the release of the … Continue reading

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Water: A Policy Brief Challenge

On a course I have recently taught on Environment and Society one session focused on water and the associated problems related to its use and distribution. This lecture and exercise focuses on exploring different water management issues,  with one example … Continue reading

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Maps as reality?

This is a bit of longer post than usual, but recently I came across some of my older reflections on maps.  As a geographer, I find them interesting, but also find them problematic in that they are often politically loaded … Continue reading

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