About midway through Lent term, in a college bar ten minutes before closing (as all great ideas are formed), we formulated the initial plans to undertake our most challenging experience to date. Our resident North Yorkshire expert, Liv, had suggested completing the Lyke Wake Walk. This is a 40-mile trek across the moors, completed in…Read more Why all Geographers Should do the Lyke Wake Walk
It’s 44 degrees and we’ve just pulled up outside a cluster of brick buildings in a small village in Larkana, Sindh. Already the sweat has started to trickle down my back, the glare of the sun unforgiving on the sun-baked earth. In the shade of a dusty building, village women have gathered. To their left,…Read more Chaval, Roti and Chai: A Journey through Pakistan
Sal Lavallo defines himself not as a traveller but as a learner and an individual filled with curiosity and thirst for discovery. By the age of 27, Sal has already travelled to every country in the world (193 nations) the youngest person to achieve this feat. However, the underpinning drive that led him to travel…Read more ‘Identity makes sense when you explain it, it doesn’t make sense when you live it’ Compass Meets Sal Lavallo – Part 1
As someone who has recently gone through the application process for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education so that I may, one day, become that most fashionable of creatures - a geography teacher - I’ve been challenged to think about what the point of our discipline is and defend its role in secondary education. What is…Read more What Is It That Geography Can Offer? What Is The Point?
Globally, malaria disease kills approximately 500,000 people each year, and infects 300 million people annually. Malaria has been at the forefront of development agendas, considered an impediment for global development. For example, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) included a critical global target of halting the spread of malaria and reversing it by 2015 (Goal 6).…Read more Malaria Eradication: The Power of Drone Technology
This article was originally published by this author on October 13th 2015 - it provides background information about the SDGs and summarises various critiques that emerged at the time, the cartoon is especially pertinent. Two years in, can we yet see the fruits of the plan? ****************** “We need to tackle root causes and do…Read more Sustainable Development Goals – The Promise of a Better Future?