For the first show back, we heard a discussion from Ben about what Geography really is, we had a (completely unplanned) Wheel of Disagreement, and the environmental song of the week was Big River, by Jimmy Nail
What is Geography?
By: Ben Garlick
Today Ben attacked on of the major basic disputes of the discipline, discussing what Geography really is. Covering a few ideas about what some notable academics have to say on the matter, the divide between Physical and Cultural geography, and finished with a brief comment on what Geography is to each of us.
Geographical Song Analysis
By: Henry Hawkins
Today our geographical song was Big River, by Jimmy Nail (by request). The song refers to the River Tyne, and takes an ‘elegaic’ look at the decline of shipbuilding industry of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Wheel of Disagreement: Manifest Destiny
We also had a spur of the moment wheel of disagreement, featuring Henry and Ben, Ben making up for his previous loss with a well-earned victory.