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Dr Adam Dixon speaks at Chatham House 9 September 2014 Dr. Adam Dixon was an invited speaker to a day-long event on African sovereign wealth funds held at Chatham House on 5 September. Guests included government ministers and diplomats from a number of African countries, as well as guests from prominent NGOs, the World Bank, and the financial services industry.
  • Dr Adam Dixon speaks at Chatham House 9 September 2014 Dr. Adam Dixon was an invited speaker to a day-long event on African sovereign wealth funds held at Chatham House on 5 September. Guests included government ministers and diplomats from a number of African countries, as well as guests from prominent NGOs, the World Bank, and the financial services industry.
  • The soundscape of Bristol explored in upcoming exhibition 'Sounding the City' 30 July 2014 Sounding the City is a two-part event exploring the soundscape of Bristol, the project is devised by Nina Williams and funded by the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC).
  • £614,000 to continue exploration beneath Greenland Ice Sheet 18 July 2014 Last summer, scientists from the University of Bristol discovered the longest canyon in the world buried beneath three kilometres of ice in Greenland. The 'Greenland Grand Canyon' was an unexpected discovery resulting from the analysis of thousands of line kilometres of airborne radar data that have been collected over Greenland by NASA, German, Danish and UK scientists since the 1990s. This data set represents a vast treasure trove of information about the conditions beneath the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice mass on the planet.
  • Professor Ron Johnston speaks to MPs at the launch of his report 3 July 2014 Professor Ron Johnston spoke at the launch in the Houses of Parliament on 2 July of a report he, David Rossiter and Charles Pattie had written on Equality, Community and Continuity: Reviewing the UK Rules for Constituency Distributions. The meeting was sponsored by senior members of all three main political parties and was attended by some 30 MPs, who gave it a very positive welcome.
  • Out now: The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance and Society by Dr Adam Dixon 10 June 2014 Oxford University Press has recently published 'The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance and Society by Dr. Adam D. Dixon. Reviewing a range of debates and theories across the contemporary social sciences - varieties of capitalism, financialization, global production networks - the book shows how the insights of economic geography can be usefully brought to bear in understanding current trends, and the changing relationships between global financial markets, multinational firms, and contemporary welfare states.
  • Rich Harris wins the prestigious Taylor & Francis RGS award 27 May 2014 For the second year in a row, a member of the Spatial Modelling research group has been recognised by the Royal Geographical Society. Last year the Murchison award was given to Professor Kelvyn Jones and this year's Taylor & Francis award, which is for excellence in the promotion and practice of teaching and learning in Higher Education, has been presented to Dr Rich Harris.
  • The future of local political parties in the spotlight in Professor Johnston's new book 14 May 2014 The University of Bristol's Policy Press has recently published Money and Electoral Politics: Local Parties and Funding in General Elections, by Professor Ron Johnston and his Sheffield colleague, Professor Charles Pattie. A summary of the book's arguments can be found on Policy Press's blog at http://policypress.wordpress.com/.
  • MSc student Stephanie Denning wins RGS reflective essay competition 6 May 2014 Stephanie Denning, a student on our Society & Space MSc course has won the prestigious Royal Geographical Society Higher Education Support Group's reflective essay competition with her piece entitled 'Geography... so what do you actually study?" Co-production of knowledge: a postgraduate reflection on teaching and learning in higher education'.
  • Prof Ron Johnston gives Leonard Schapiro Memorial Lecture at PSA conference 30 April 2014 Prof Ron Johnston gave the Leonard Schapiro Memorial Lecture at the Political Studies Association annual conference in Manchester on 14 April. His lecture - 'Which Map? Which Government? Malapportionment and Gerrymandering UK Style' (to be published online on the Government and Opposition journal website) - explored the importance of how the map of Parliamentary constituencies for the UK is drawn to the final outcome of close general elections, with particular reference to 2010 and 2015.
  • Professor Paul Bates comments on IPCC report for The Royal Society 2 April 2014 As part of The Royal Society response to the Working Group II Summary for Policymakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), entitled 'Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Professor Paul Bates comments on the findings.
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