In this blog post James Todd, second year PhD student, describes beautifully his very relatable and visceral experiences of writing, thinking and researching…   As I write this, I can very distinctly feel blood flowing around my wrists, an uneasy charge emanating across my body. Today, however over-wrought it may sound, this is a tangible,… Read More

Clair Cooper, first year Human Geography PhD student tells us about the EU Horizon 2020 Naturvation programme being led by Durham Geography and her work to investigate how Nature-based Solutions influence quality of life in the urban realm. Around the world societies are under pressure due to the interacting forces of global and local environmental… Read More

  First year Human Geography PhD student Christoph Doppelhofer offers a fascinating insight into George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones . Through a discussion of the opening sequence of the TV series, Christoph considers the spatial relations and immersive experiences which create such a complex world . Using his background in Visual Arts and Culture,… Read More

Sarah Hughes, a second year PhD student in Human Geography explores creativity and resistance within the UK’s asylum regime. She tells us that she is “currently in the midst of an enjoyable muddle of data collection, reading, writing and teaching!” So she’s written this blog post in the form of diary entries, covering what turned… Read More

For a number of years now, we have organised postgraduate seminar series to allow us to present and gain feedback on our work in a friendly and supportive environment. We are running this again this year and it will consist of fortnightly seminars between 4-6pm on Wednesday afternoons. We are now sending a call out… Read More

Our usual 11:00 a.m. coffee was turned today into a cake stand where Geography department Postgraduates volunteer to bake and sell cakes in the Manley Room to raise money in support of the Nepal Earthquake survivors.     The donations raised this morning reach the amount of £470.57. Olivia Raney Mason and Sarah Hughes, who were the organizers… Read More