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The Gordon Manley Lecture

Gordon Manley Lecture 2014/15


Every year, the Department of Geography asks a distinguished geographer to deliver the annual Gordon Manley Lecture. Speakers have included Professors Derek Gregory, Susan Smith, Mike Hulme, and Danny Dorling (see below for a full list). This year, Prof. Mueller-Mahn from the University of Bonn delivered our flagship annual event, the video of which can be found here

Prof. Detlef Mueller-Mahn, University of Bonn 

Future-Making in Africa: Climate Change, Security Discourses and the Manufacturing of New Riskscapes

The 22nd Annual Gordon Manley Lecture

Monday 17th November 2014, 6:15pm, Management Lecture Theatre

Detlef Mueller-Mahn

Video of the lecture can be found here.

2nd March 1993                Professor David Rhind (Director General, Ordnance Survey)

27th October 1994           Professor James Duncan (Syracuse University)

20th October 1995           Professor Andrew Goudie (Oxford University)

4th November 1996         Professor Susan Smith (Edinburgh University)

21st October 1997           Professor Ian Simmons (Durham University)

12th November 1998       Professor Ron Johnston (Bristol University)

19th October 1999           Professor Lynne Frostick (University of Hull)

8th November 2000         Professor Ed Soja (UCLA)

7th November 2001         Professor Frank Oldfield (Liverpool)

11th November 2002       Professor Jane Jacobs (Edinburgh)

11th November 2003       Professor David Thomas (Sheffield)

28th October 2004           Professor Derek Gregory (British Columbia)

7th November 2005         Dr Vanessa Lawrence (Director General, Ordnance Survey)

17th October 2006           Dr Clive Oppenheimer (Cambridge)

29th October 2007            Professor David Livingstone (Queen’s Univ, Belfast)

10th November 2008        Professor Ian Reid (Loughborough)

30th November 2009        Professor Jane Wills (QMUL)

22nd November 2010       Professor Mike Hulme (UEA)

28th November 2011        Professor Danny Dorling (Sheffield)

29th November 2012        Professor Tony Brown (Southampton)

13th February 2014           Professor Mona Domosh (Dartmouth)



The Gordon Manley Selected Lecture Archive 

2012: Prof. Tony Brown

29 November 2012


2011: Prof. Danny Dorling

‘Mapping our Futures: A divided Britain in a shrinking world’

28 November 2011


Lecture Summary:

After a moment to reflect the extraordinary contributions of the late Professor Russell Coope, Professor David GIlbert, the Head of Department, introduced Professor Danny Dorling who delivered the 2011 Gordon Manley Lecture. Under the title of 'Mapping our Futures: A divided Britain in a shrinking world’, Professor Dorling juxtaposed contemporary Britain with a group of other wealthy countries to make the basic but powerful point that Britain is becoming an increasingly unequal country, with stark regional, class, gender and ethnic divisions. Using historical data, he suggested to his audience that the geographies of social division were at their worst since 1918. He concluded a highly engaging and richly illustrated presentation with the message that Britain does not have to be this way - there are social, political and economic measures that we could take to restore social mobility and attend to income/wealth differentials. As other countries such as Japan and the Nordic countries exemplify, there are alternatives to inequality extremes if we care to look carefully. Professor Gilbert offered a vote of thanks and a packed lecture theatre enjoyed a reception hosted by the Department of Geography.

2010: Prof. Mike Hulme

"Climate Change: What Are We Arguing About"

22 November 2010



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"The annual Gordon Manley Lecture is one of the key events in the departmental calendar and has, over many years, attracted some of the most important names in UK and international geography."

David Gilbert, Head of Department

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