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Geography Higher is cause for high concerns

The association of Scottish geography teachers have expressed serious concerns about this year’s Geography Higher exam.

The association has submitted a letter to MSP’s claiming this year’s exam was set at an inappropriately high level. 229 more words


Let’s Talk about Trump: Introduction to a Series of Blog Posts

On the morning of the 9th of November, when word was rapidly spreading that Donald Trump had been voted as the next U.S. President, The Department of Geography quickly organized an event entitled… 145 more words

Human Geography

The blight of tourism and the Venetian exodus (Venexedus)

Tourism is a staple source of income for many economies including our own. The growth of tourism is generally perceived as a good thing in economic terms but often a bad thing in environmental terms as too many visitors can put a tremendous strain on urban or natural ecosystems.  409 more words

Geography In The News

Exploring the Power of Parks in Maynooth

 For Geography Awareness Week this year, we’ve been invited to consider the power of parks, to explore them and appreciate them for their worth. Getting to know the places we are from and the places beyond, we are exploring and discovering; our awareness is nurtured and we explore progressively further in time and space. 1,138 more words

Human Geography

The optimal route to visit every county in Ireland (by car and bike)

If you’ve ever wanted to visit every county in Ireland by car, while taking in one of the area’s major attractions, then look no further: I have calculated the optimal route to visit a major place of interest in every county on the island of Ireland. 530 more words

Human Geography

Seismic shift in the political landscape

Back in June the political geography of our globe shifted when Britain turned its back on the EU in a shocking referendum that has seen financial ricochets bounce across the globe. 521 more words

Geography In The News

Cacogenic Cartographies: Space and Place in the Eugenic Family Study

I’ve got a new article out in the Journal of the History of Biology. It’s an historiographical re-examination of the eugenic family studies which were so critical to moving eugenics into mainstream cultural and thinking, with a specific focus on space and place as analytical frameworks. 275 more words

History Of Science