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
There are 45 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions as of today across the world. From the Saunders and Erebus volcanoes in Antarctica to Klyuschevskoy in Russia and Popocatepeti in Mexico. Living with volcanoes is an everyday part of people’s existence in many global communities, and our museums contain artefacts and archives
At 9:58 pm on 10th April 2020, Anak Krakatoa (Child of Krakatoa) erupted into life, sending a column of ash and smoke 200 metres into the air; followed by a second longer eruption 30 minutes later that reached 500 metres towards space. This event inspired guest global storyteller, Max Robertson,
Almost 2 months in to our trip around UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, and I am constantly amazed at the fascinating insights into the world histories being discovered. From the delicate and ancient remains of marine animals at Chengjiang in China to the overgrown remains of majestic ancient temple cities in
Creative practice can bring our experiences of history, people and place alive in refreshing and original ways. I love this contribution about Sarah Rae Redrup, and her response to the powerful women shaping our past and present on the Isle of Wight. Fun, truly imaginative and thought-provoking; bringing a different