Brycgstowe editor Louie Bell reviews Professor Jemma Wadham’s new memoir: ‘Ice Rivers’.
Bristol Geography alumnus Roc Sandford gives advice on using a Geography degree to pursuing a career in activism.
First Year Geographer Tilly Powell reviews Greta Thunberg’s ‘No One is Too Small to Make a Difference’ and explains why it is a must-read.
In the third installment of our ‘Alumni Stories’ series, Clodagh Chapman advises on using a Geography degree to forge a career in the creative industry.
In the second part of our ‘Alumni Stories’ series, Dr Stephen Trudgill reflects on a career in Geography and past memories of the department.
James Smith and Ailsa Moffat present the weekly sports report for GeogSoc hockey and netball.
By Louie Bell, Third Year Geography As I put the finishing touches to my dissertation in the last few weeks, I went back and read the first essay I wrote after arriving at Bristol, the infamous ‘Mayhew essay’ that challenges first-years to examine the trajectory of the discipline and consider the implications for present andContinue reading “Geography in lockdown: A perspective”
Ailsa Moffat and James Smith report on GeogSoc’s performance on this weekend’s intramural netball and hockey matches.
Bristol Geography alumnus Paul Mundy provides some key advice for those interested in a career in international development
Second year Geographer Ellen O’Donnell reflects on the presentation of climate change in literature
Brycgstowe editors Louie Bell and Ellen O’Donnell review Leslie Kern’s book ‘Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-made World’.
Leon Elliott explores the role of photography through close analysis of the work of Wolfgang Tillmans. “Truth may be stranger than fiction, but many of the camera’s statements are stranger than truth itself… after countless processes of reproduction and re-reproduction [the photograph] has become an autonomous entity on its own [and] functions almost as a symbol,Continue reading “Photography: A Vehicle for Inequalities”
For most of us, summer is the perfect time to get a bit of rest and recuperation. But across the Atlantic, last summer was anything but relaxing as a series of hurricanes have pummelled coastlines in the Americas. Storms Harvey, Irma and Jose have now been and gone, but what was behind the spate ofContinue reading “What’s with all the tornadoes?”
Georgia Spencer discusses the role geochemistry can play in uncovering historical geographies. With streamlined education systems and ever-growing separation of the Sciences and Arts, one might be forgiven for believing in the segregation of disciplines; after all, how could chemistry contribute to history, and politics to archaeology. However, cooperation of disciplines may be the key to unlocking newContinue reading “The Cross-Disciplinary Colossi Conundrum”
A look at the work of Toby Pickard from his trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains in July 2017. http://www.tobypickardphotography.co.uk MORAINE LAKE – A glacial meltwater lake found high in the Canadian Rockies, with an intense blue colouring due to sunlight refracting off ‘rock flour’ (fine particles of rock) found in the water. For me, photographyContinue reading “Photographing the Canadian Rockies”
Luke Magar dissects and decolonises the classic drama, Chungking Express. Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express presents two loosely tied stories of unrequited love which besides themselves, mediate a kaleidoscopic journey through Tsimshatsui, and Central on Hong Kong Island, exploring themes of identity and urban disconnect. The first episode features Takeshi Kaneshiro as cop 223 (Qiwu),Continue reading “Urbanity and Identity in Chungking Express”