Nicholls Lecture Series - Brian Anderson - The Anthropocene Era and Global Commons


23 September 2020

On Friday 18th September Birkenhead School was delighted to welcome Brian Anderson to present 'The Anthropocene Era and Global Commons' as our first Nicholls Lecture of the academic year. The students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation with A level geographers particularly benefitting from the talk.

By Caelan, Upper Sixth Form Student.
Despite a period of great uncertainty, Mr Anderson was kind enough to visit our School and deliver two illustrated talks – one for Sixth Form and another specifically for A level geographers. In both of his talks, Brian Anderson drew upon his visits to over 60 countries, utilizing his personal experiences and insights to help stress the importance of the topics in question. I believe that these lectures have helped my peers and I to understand how relevant our anthropic impact is for our generation, as a race we are continuing to put great environmental stress on the World. I also had a particular interest in Anderson’s discussion on the global commons, especially how geopolitical factors are threatening the longevity of the Arctic, with nations seeking to extract resources for personal gain – once again showing how these issues are very much relevant and current for my generation. I would like to thank Mr Anderson on behalf of Birkenhead Sixth Form for taking the time to deliver these illustrated talks.

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