Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Day three: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

This is my diary of a recent trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Porto Velho Porto Velho is a small town in the Northern region of Brasil. It borders the Amazon and is very clearly poorer than Brasilia. However, no matter where you go there are always traces…

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Day two: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities Seminar

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Brasilia A day trip out of Brasilia highlighted a very interesting phenomena – motels. These are rented by the hour, but unlike in the UK their use is considered normal for couples. The motels are explicit about their use,…

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Day one: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities Seminar

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Brasilia via Lisbon Brasilia is the capital of Brazil, but like Milton Keynes it is a city that was built in the 1960’s after it was designated as the capital. The fastest growing city label is easily…

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Under Siege

Our borders are under siege, not from immigrants of human origin, but by those that float on the wind, bury themselves in wood, infect our crops and damage the health of the environment. Invasive species, pests and diseases are what Andrew Gaunt of the government’s Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) tackles on a daily…

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The benefits of accreditation

In times of an all too competitive job market, students need every little bit of help they can get. So with the recent accreditation of the Environmental Sciences BSc(Hons)and Earth and Ocean Sciences BSc(Hons) courses by the Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES), it was welcoming to hear the IES CEO Adam Donnan give a talk…

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