Get to know: Isobel Vernon-Avery, President of the Geography Society

Back in October, we spent some time with Geog Soc’s very own Pres: Isobel Vernon-Avery, and asked her the questions that really matter. Find out about what drew her to Geography, her future plans, and her spirit fruit. Tell me more about your personal background? I grew up in a little village in Lingfield about…

The End of Ecuador’s Conservation Innovation

Words by Zoe Rasbash Yesterday, the first images of the suspected PetroAmazonas oil pipeline were released. Satellite images reveal the pipeline snaking across one of the oldest and most bio-diverse areas of the Amazon rainforest, the Yasunî National Park in Ecuador, arguably the most contentious oil drilling sites of the last decade. But there is…

Could cleaning advertisements break down gender barriers?

It was the new Febreze commercial that captured my attention (other air fresheners are available). The lazy oaf of a husband resides nonchalantly in his chair, breaking wind and scoffing burgers. What a stench he is creating! Fortunately his dutiful wife arrives- laundry basket in hand- to clean up after her spouse. At a time…