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The UK’s best walks

Looking for a long walk for the winter holidays? Geographical has compiled a list of top UK walks
Winners announced in the prestigious annual photography competition
Geography is one of the broader disciplines when it comes to higher education, as demonstrated by this examination of some of its most interesting and distinct undergraduate modules
The National Trust aims to lead the way on embracing natural solutions to adapt the UK’s coasts to better deal with future erosion, flooding and sea level rise

Pound for pound

Exeter has joined the likes of Brixton, Stroud, Lewes, Totnes and Bristol by launching its own spending alternative to Sterling

Counting the coast

Fifty years after an historic National Trust coastal survey, a follow-up report has unveiled the extent to which the UK’s coastlines have changed since 1965
How do the Abbey Gardens on Tresco survive the battering of salt, water and wind? The answer lies in hedging

The Weiwei way

From 19 September, the Royal Academy of Art in London will exhibit one of China’s most political artists, Ai Weiwei. Geographical explores the artist’s relationship with the counterfeit culture in China

The future of science

At the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, Geographical talks to Professor Brian Cox about public engagement and why it’s vital for the future of science
When you’re studying on MOOCS, or Massive Open Online Courses, no one minds if you turn up late. To keep your brain ticking over summer, here are some of the best MOOCS you can study for free

Ashes to ashes

For more than ten years, an Italian design team has been trying to change how we will spend eternity

The green school

St Andrews aims to be the UK's first carbon neutral university by building a ‘green energy centre’ powered by locally-sourced wood

Flood database goes live

A new online database ranks the most severe coastal floods to have occurred in the UK over the last 100 years and reveals last year’s storm surge to have been the largest on record

A glass of Sussex

Climate change may be bad news for most, but higher temperatures have led to a booming crop for winemakers in the south of England – so much so they’re now applying to the EU for protected status
The bleak tale of a Norfolk village that’s slowly falling into the sea
After remaining stable for several years, visits to England’s green spaces have increased to their highest level in five years

Bracing for the floods

Twelve months on from the 2013–14 winter storms and flooding, the government selects more than 1,400 flood defence projects to get a share of £2.3billion funding for investment
Coastal researchers are undertaking innovative analysis into the impact of waves on the UK shoreline, to draw-up a specialised approach to future sea defences

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