Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities seminar

I’m Kath Browne and I lecture in human geography at Brighton, particularly looking at issues of social justice. I teach about how place matters to social exclusion and my research examines gender and sexual difference. In particular, in my research I look at how women and sexual/gender minorities are marginalized from everyday spaces and how…

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Employability November: insights from one of our graduates

As part of the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment’s ‘Employability November’ there was an excellent session last night from Sam Hackett, a University of Brighton BSc/MSc graduate, who is a consultant at Argyll Environmental. Sam spoke about his time at Brighton and his career since. Some top tips about CVs were part of…

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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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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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Southeast Asia to Brighton

Our Human Geography team hosted a major conference on Southeast Asia Studies last month. In collaboration with the Royal Pavillion Museum in Brighton, the conference brought together a diverse group of Southeast Asian scholars, development practitioners, artists and even Shan Buddhist monks, all with an interest in different aspects of Southeast Asian human geography, culture…

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Days 8, 9: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila. 5th to 6th September 2014 Today we were up early again at 0630 to drive back to Dar es Salaam. It was a long and stressful journey with some hair-raising moments…

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Days 5, 6, 7: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila. 2nd to 4th September 2014 We have spent the last few days cleaning back the section identified by Martin as suitable for the OSL samples, and hammering the metal tubes into…

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Day four: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila. 1st September 2014 Today we worked in the northern branch of the Isimila Karonga where there has traditionally been a long history of Archaeological investigation. The site of Isimila is a…

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Day three: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila. 31st August 2014 Today was an exciting day as Martin and I walked around the southern branch of the Isimila Karonga trying to piece together the geological story of the site…

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