Its the end of the oddest academic year ever. How did we keep study, conservation and climate change at the forefront of the agenda during a global pandemic?
The HSS division launched Summer Bites!
- A month of bitesize talks from the Schools of Anthropology and Conservation, Economics, Politics and International Relations, and Psychology about the study of humans and the systems we use to live on the planet we inhabit. View July’s schedule.
What has studying during a pandemic been like?
- Social Anthropology student Elle Soo discusses her final year in a pandemic and Big Band Rehearsals!
We showed our commitment to reducing carbon emissions
- The People’s Assembly on Aviation showed a clear school commitment to lead the way in action not just words. More here.
We announced the DICE Twitter Conference 2021
- After last year’s successful event, DICE will be holding another Twitter Conference this year on July 29th and 30th. Subscribe here.
We got swept along with Euro fever!
- Mid Euro 2020 and Dr Martha Newson, who has been researching group psychology and identity fusion spoke to Evan Davis about the fervour of football fans on BBC Radio 4. Listen here.
This year’s Graduate and Researcher College Prizes 2021 were announced…
- Congratulations to Lucy Wilson who has won the Postgraduate Professional Service Champion for her work supporting our PGR students. See more.
When did the first COVID-19 case arise?
- Dr David Roberts’ recent findings have cause a bit of a global stir this month with heaps of coverage. Using a statistical modelling technique previously utilised in conservation science in this new study, the research shows that the first Covid 19 case was earlier than originally thought. Find out more.
We illustrated a book!
- MSc student Ishaan Patil illustrated a children’s book about biodiversity to teach children living in rural India about the Indian Grey Wolves they share their home with. Read more.
Does conservation have a diversity problem?
- Wildlife Conservation student Sorrel Wilson won the ECOS essay competition! Read the essay here.
- Wildlife Conservation graduate Katrine Burford-Bradshaw has had her undergraduate research project published in the International Otter Survival Fund journal. Read more about her research.
- Dr Lydia Tiller along with Professor Bob Smith Director, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology have written a piece for The Conversation, Africa about work from Tiller’s PhD. Read here
Attend one of our MSc drop-in sessions!
- Find out more Book to attend a virtual drop-in with the Convenor of your chosen School of Anthropology and Conservation Master’s course. Book your place.
Have wildlife documentaries gone too far?
- Professor Keith Somerville took part in an online discussion about the soap-opera-izing of wildlife documentaries. See here.