Hazard Conference

Our Year 12 geographers attended a Hazards Conference at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, Central London with approximately 500 other A Level students.

They heard from eminent geographers in the field of Hazard management on Volcanic and Earthquake disasters - Professor David Petley, Professor Fiona Tweed and the famous Professor Iain Stewart (see photo - he presents BBC TV documentaries such as 'The Rise of the Continents' - worth a look!).

They discussed future potential disasters along the Himalayan Arc in Nepal, in Naples in Italy from Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei among others.

Careers in Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr Kate Crowley from CAFOD also talked to students about future careers in Hazard Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Work with charities, governments and international organisation.

Anyone interested in working with communities around the world in reducing risk from disasters should visit the following excellent websites: www.redr.org.uk (go to 'become an aid worker') www.preventionweb.net

Dr Cabral - Head of Geography

 


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