Go on a journey through time with the Museum of Climate Hope trail

Join us for a tour of the Museum of Climate Hope, a unique museum trail and interactive experience across all six of Oxford's Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) that cultivates climate hope by reframing the stories of real artefacts around the themes of resilience, innovation and transformation.

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Smart Handpump data helps deliver reliable drinking water

Almost two billion people don't have reliable access to safe drinking water. For rural communities in some countries around the world, handpumps are vital for drinking water, washing, bathing, laundry and for watering livestock and irrigating crops. However, one in four handpumps are not working at any given time and effective systems often aren't in place to manage their upkeep. Dr Patrick Thomson, Senior Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment, and colleagues have helped build a system to identify and fix faulty pumps sooner.

FundiFix mechanic inspecting a non-functioning handpump.

School of Geography and the Environment appoints a new Associate Professor in Physical Geography

Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment has appointed Dr David Moreno-Mateos as Associate Professor in Physical Geography who will take up post on 1st September 2023. Dr Moreno-Mateos will replace Rob Whittaker (Professor of Biogeography), who retires from the School later this year. The new appointment is in association with Oxford's St Edmund Hall where Dr Moreno-Mateos will hold the position of Tutorial Fellow in Physical Geography.

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Nifty at Fifty: How Oxford's Transport Studies Unit has been informing our transport systems over the last 50 years

What does an energy efficient transport system look like? Will electric vehicles stop climate change? What transport injustices exist in our societies? These are just a few of the questions currently being addressed by the Transport Studies Unit (TSU), a research institute that puts just and human-centered mobility futures at the heart of its research. Founded in 1973 through an endowment of the then Chartered Institute of Transport, the TSU is now part of SoGE and this year celebrates 50 years of research excellence.

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Was India's hot summer of 2023 the first of many to come?

The number of days with temperatures exceeding 30° has increased in India. The Hindu explores the reasons citing evidence-based research involving Oxford's Associate Professor in Physical Geography, Louise Slater and led by Dr Jiabo Yin, Wuhan University (China).

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