On 28th March Professor Jamie Woodward, Head of Geography, gave the annual Bexwyke Lecture with the theme of ‘Wonders of The Ice Age’at The Manchester Grammar School (MGS). Year 4 and 5 pupils from ten schools across Manchester came to MGS to participate in a series of workshops then attended Jamie’s lecture.
Jamie is the author of The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction in the best-selling series published by Oxford University Press. His research explores landscape change over thousands of years and considers how humans have coped with changing environments. Jamie is a Trustee and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Before Jamie’s lecture, attending pupils were invited to compete in MGS’s prize winning challenge, which was to write a poem inspired by the Ice Age, whether it be about the Ice Age itself, or simply inspired by the theme of ice and snow. Jamie had the tough task of judging the entries and presented a prize to the winner at the end of his lecture.
Over 400 pupils then listened to Jamie’s discussion about the Wonders of the Ice Age.
MGS conveyed their thanks to Jamie for presenting a very interesting and informative talk to a packed Memorial Hall. They also offered their thanks to Mrs. Barnett (MGS) for organising, along with participating Junior and Senior school staff for ensuring a fun and fascinating day was had by all.
A further write up of the event is available at: http://www.mgslife.org/story/2b9b375cf3 . Details will also be published in the School of Environment, Education and Development (University of Manchester) newsletter.