The Department of Geography is committed to inspiring the next generation of geographers through a wide programme of activities every year.
RHUL Geography Taster Day 6th July: Global challenges in a changing world
This event will be held online and feature video lectures from members of the Geography department covering themes including:
Climate Change, Glaciers, Political and Development Geography, The Geohumanities
In addition, the taster day will be built around a student video competition Geography research video challenge: “How can geography address a major issue facing society?” students to work in teams to produce short (5min) research video to address this question they can choose the issue or the scale from local to global
Themes can be from across geography but some suggestions include: Climate change, tectonics, arid environments, glaciers, debt, trade, urbanisation, global health, resilience and impacts.
The presentations will be shown online as part of the virtual taster day but will be submitted late June to allow a judging panel to comment on them and award prizes.
We will be supporting the competition and taster day with the addition of online resources.
Get involved in the Taster Day Competition
To learn how to take part in the competition, please read our Taster Day Competition information.
Climate Change the FAQ’s
"Climate Change: The FAQ’s "is a dissemination video created by an international team of scientists to answer the most common questions asked by young students about the climate change. The video has been funded by the program "Cuenta la Ciencia" of the Fundación General del CSIC.
Gentrification: economic, social and political effects
Dr Mike Dolton (cities/gentrification/urban change)
Portraits of No Man's Land
Dr Alasdair Pinkerton (geopolitics, political geography, sense of place)
Dr Bethan Davies (glaciers, Antarctica, glacial landforms)
Dr Sasha Engelmann (The Geohumanities, Creative Geography, Air and Atmosphere)
How to prepare for a pandemic
Dr Jennifer Cole (Geographies of Health and Disease)
Royal Holloway Geography Resources
Royal Holloway Geography Resources @ The Royal Geographical Society:
Royal Holloway Centre for the Geohumanities
Monday Night Lectures
Monday Night Lectures are organised during the Autumn term every year. We are aiming to run these again for 2020/2021 but due to COVID19 these may be online events. Please check our social media feed and this website for updates. Lectures cover the range of Physical and Human geography across the degree spectrum and are aimed at adding insight to core elements of the curriculum. Previous lectures have included: climate change, volcanic geohazards, arid environments, glaciers, urban geographies and geographies of place and geographies of the global south.
We have a thriving science community here at Royal Holloway, with world-class pioneering research, so this is a great opportunity for everyone to come along and discover some of the exciting things that we are up to. At Royal Holloway, it is important for us to engage the next generation in these subjects and make it fun as part of the national celebrations in British Science Week.
Through the range of activities at Royal Holloway Science Festival, we can demonstrate the wide-ranging impact of science and explore the latest technological advances together.
This special day really does have something to offer for all ages and will leave you inspired!
All events are free and there's something to suit all ages - bring your friends and families along to this popular community event.
In March 2019, around 6,000 visitors joined us for an exciting day of science discovery. Watch some of the highlights from 2019 in our film below: