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Staff and students celebrating 10 years of Geography at the Penryn Campus.

10 years of geography teaching and research at the Penryn Campus

On Friday 27th March 2015 the Centre for Geography, Environment and Society (CGES) held its inaugural Place symposium, to celebrate 10 years of geography teaching and research at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and to launch its new identity as the Centre for Geography, Environment and Society.

The symposium brought together current and former staff and students to consider different aspects of ‘Place’ from various geographical perspectives drawn from the sciences, social sciences and humanities. 

An audience of students, colleagues, friends and collaborators – from Cornwall, other parts of the UK and overseas - were treated to a range of short presentations on everything from the social and environmental impact of community gardening in Penryn to the challenges of glacier fieldwork in Patagonia.

In the evening delegates had the chance to listen to two keynote speakers: the acclaimed artist Kurt Jackson and the geographer, place hacker and urban explorer Bradley Garrett.

Date: 2 April 2015

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