Great to see the Department of Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the UK’s report on the impact of Covid-19 published. The sentiment expressed by its Chairman hits the mark: “We are witnessing the biggest threat to our cultural landscape in a generation. The failure of the government to
This week, one of the sites we ‘visited’ was the Kuk Swamp archaeological site in Papua New Guinea. Covid-19 cases have increased rapidly in this country over the past few days. Community transmission in the capital, Port Moresby, is on the increase; and staff at its main hospital have tested
Covid-19 raises and amplifies ethical questions for every citizen and every country in the world. Reflecting on some of the places visited just over the last 7 days. The Pacific nation of Palau is one of the few countries globally with no cases of coronavirus, having closed its borders on
Exploring the World Heritage Sites is a wonderful way to scratch the surface of our planet’s rich cultural and natural diversity. I have learnt so much on my travels to date about peoples and places previously unknown to me. As my journey continues, I start to make connections between these
The World Economic Forum has recently launched “The Great Reset” initiative: ‘a commitment to jointly and urgently build the foundations of our economic and social system for a more fair, sustainable and resilient future. It requires a new social contract centred on human dignity, social justice and where societal progress
On my virtual travels this week, I have been pondering the value of geography in education. As an example, the national curriculum in England programme of study for Geography describes as its purpose ‘a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its
World Heritage Sites are flagship attractions in the tourism industries of many countries. Visitor numbers are massively impacted by the current pandemic, with many closed to the public temporarily and hit by the dramatic decrease in international and domestic travel. Covid-19 is costing both lives and livelihoods across the world.
Find a few minutes in your day to explore the world, where each destination on the map introduces a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transport yourself beyond the confines of your home to ‘visit’ people and places across the global community. Click the active link from each place name. My