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Department of Geography

Grand Challenges Lecture 2017

We were delighted to welcome over 100 of our Alumni to our first 'Grand Challenges Lecture' which took place on 27th September, 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society, London.

Head of Department Professor Mike Bentley and Professor Alex Densmore hosted an evening of wine, canapés and networking with the headline event a wonderful lecture by Professor Alex Densmore entitled 'When the Shaking Stops: Earthquake Hazard, Recovery and Preparedness in Nepal', which gave an overview the research being done my his team to help organisations in Nepal to prepare for the next disaster in several different ways: by understanding how landslide hazard evolves over time, by building scientific knowledge into reconstruction efforts and through innovative ways of using earthquake scenarios to anticipate the possible impacts of the next major earthquake.

Alumni had an opportunity to catch up with old friends, speak to existing research students about their current projects and reminisce by looking at old graduation and departmental photographs.

If you were unable to attend and would like to watch the lecture by Professor Densmore it is available below, as well as a selection of images from the evening.

It was wonderful to see so many people there and we look forward to meeting more of our Alumni at future events.

Grand Challenges Lecture

Grand Challenges Lecture

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Professor Alex Densmore delivered this lecture on behalf of Durham University Geography Department to Durham alumni at the Royal Geographic Society London, on 27 September 2017