Nicholas Crane - The Making of the British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present

9 Feb 2017

The Making of the British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present

Thursday 9th February 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pm
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography

From ancient ritual landscapes to the building of the Shard, humans have shaped this island habitat as powerfully as it has shaped us. Using the latest research in global climate change, Nicholas Crane will explore how we have shaped our habitat and how it has shaped us over 12 millennia, taking into account the twin drivers of climate change and population growth.

Nicholas Crane is an explorer, writer and broadcaster, and the current president of the Royal Geographical Society. Since graduating from his Geography degree, he has written 10 books and presented over 80 geographical BBC radio documentaries and films including Coast, Map Man and Great British Journeys. His journalism has regularly been published in multiple newspapers, and he has published a range of travel writing including his award-winning Clear Waters Rising—A Mountain Walk Across Europe.