Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Professor Dave Nash

Professor Nash discusses the recent Stonehenge research he led on which attracted global headlines

David Nash, Professor of Physical Geography talks about the origin of the giant sarsen stones at Stonehenge and the climate crisis. To listen, click below or listen via Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Alternatively, most of the podcast is transcribed below – please note, this is auto-transcribed and there are likely to be errors throughout. My guest this week…

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Stonehenge

Brighton Stonehenge research hits the headlines worldwide

Researchers at the University of Brighton have unravelled the 400-year-old mystery of where the sarsen stones used to build Stonehenge came from. Their two-year investigation discovered that most of the large stones that make up the iconic main circle and inner horseshoe of the monument came from around 15 miles to the north, in West…

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Air quality station with Dr Kevin Wyche

Coronavirus ‘shifting the balance of chemistry’ in the air

Fewer cars on the streets and planes in the sky may be reducing some harmful pollutants – but it’s possibly increasing the levels of others, according to the University of Brighton’s Dr Kevin Wyche. Amidst speculation the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a ‘green recovery’, Dr Wyche, Principal Lecturer in Atmospheric Science, says data from…

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Professor Phil Ashworth in South America

Predicting how the Amazon River Basin will respond to widespread dam building

The University’s Professor Phil Ashworth is to lead part of a large-scale research project that aims to predict the environmental impact of new dam construction in the Amazon River Basin. A Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) grant of £646,366 will allow the Universities of Brighton and Exeter, as well as a range of international partners,…

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Dating shows research wins award

A Brighton graduate has won a prestigious Royal Geographical Society (RGS) award for her dissertation on the ‘Geographies of Love Within British Reality Dating Shows’.

Dr Nick McGlynn

Podcast: Catching up with Dr Nick McGlynn

In the latest University of Brighton podcast Geography lecturer Dr Nick McGlynn discusses his research into LGBTQ communities in both rural and urban areas. He also discusses his ongoing Bear Space project, the attraction of Brighton and his high energy teaching style. Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on…

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Female graduate sitting on step holding sign saying 'I'm in Power'

Greetings from Helsinki! – Kiira Kalmi

“After gaining valuable work experience at another Finnish energy company, I started working as a project coordinator in Licensing and Safety Assurance Unit at Fennovoima (a Finnish nuclear energy company based in Helsinki) last year. Funny enough, I was very anti-nuclear during my first years of studies. My opinion started slowly changing when I learned…

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A new look at care

University of Brighton researchers are contributing to an installation and programme of events that provide an insight into experiences of care for older people. The programme of talks, films and workshops at Fabrica in Brighton – entitled ‘Intensive Care’ – accompanies ‘Care(less)’, a virtual reality installation produced by British artist Lindsay Seers with input from…

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First field trip for our Geographers, Cuckmere Haven

Welcome to all our new students! Dr Mary Geary, senior lecturer in Human Geography, introduces our new Geography students to working in the field with a trip to Cuckmere Haven. “There’s nothing like a charabanc full of slightly soggy staff and new students heading off to the coast to kickstart the new academic year. As…

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Rising sea levels threaten the South East

Rising sea levels and extreme weather events (storm surges, intense rainfall) are threatening to overwhelm coastal defences in the UK, according to research at the University of Brighton. Dr Ward recently was interviewed for a BBC South East ‘Inside Out’ programme which focused on the threat to homes close to cliffs at Cuckmere Haven near…

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