Posted on 11/12/2013
On Wednesday 11 December 2013, Dr Innes M. Keighren and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton delivered interactive presentations to sixth-form students from a number of schools in Tower Hamlets as part of a long-running mentoring scheme—"Fostering aspiration and unleashing potential: training disadvantaged sixth-formers to apply to university"—organised by the Cumberland Lodge educational charity. Designed to demystify university education, and to inspire students’ curiosity in geography, the presentations introduced students to questions of exploration, knowledge making, and geopolitics. The talks from Drs Keighren and Pinkerton are part of a wide range of outreach activities organised by the Department of Geography, including schools talks, the Royal Holloway Science Festival, and the popular programme of Monday-night lectures. Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity which aims to provide a creative space for the free exchange of ideas and views through a programme of conferences, retreats, seminars, and conversations on topics which impact upon contemporary society.