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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

A rail runs through it

This month, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walk takes Chris Fitch along a sea-battered stretch of South Devon
How do the Abbey Gardens on Tresco survive the battering of salt, water and wind? The answer lies in hedging
An AONB where coordinated efforts are underway to preserve the rural idyll and countryside character that belies its location just south of Greater London

The heart of Wessex

This month, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walk takes Laura Cole deep into Hardy country
Stretching from the Strule Valley to Lough Neagh, the Sperrins AONB encompasses a glaciated landscape that’s rich in history and contains internationally important blanket bog

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

Into the valley

In this month's RGS-IBG Discovering Britain walk Tom Hart finds England's second city relies on a dam built in a Welsh valley
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
In search of bats and cliff-top farmland among the rural woods and spectacular coastlines of the West Country

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
When is a forest not a forest? When it's this Lancashire AONB - ancient royal hunting land that now supports a healthy farming community.

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

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