Friday, 27 September 2013

Climate, Energy and Politics

Some interesting discussion on climate change and UK energy issues (first 30 mins) in this week's 'Any Questions'

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ugly Animals are Important too!!

Conservation - should it apply to all animals and plants... or just the 'nice' ones? The unfortunate looking blobfish has recently won a competition to become the mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, who believe that it's not just pretty or cute members of the animal kingdom that are deserving of conservation efforts! Check out more info about it here and here. Poor little blobfish he looks so sad! Lets hope him and all his ugly friends don't die out any time soon, after all, I'm sure they have lovely personalities!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Immigration - Threat or Opportunity?

Radio programme today about immigration to the UK - great for Population Change at AS and Conflicts (Multicultural Societies) at A2. You can listen here:

Call You and Yours Tuesday 3rd September 2013

What on Earth is a Zeugen?!

'Not all students knew what yardangs were and there was some confusion with rock pedestals and zeugen' 

This quotation is from the examiner report on the June 2013 GEOG 1 exam, and I have to say I am glad to see it! Not because I am happy that students got it wrong, but because I hope it will help to solve the mystery of what a zeuge actually is, and perhaps open up a wider discussion on the flexibility of geographical terminology.

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