This spring's Mark Blacksell Public Lecture will be given by Professor Jamie Woodward from Manchester University.
Jamie's lecture will explore the environmental history of the world's longest river. It will consider long-term changes in river behaviour during the course of the Quaternary Period before focusing on the remarkably detailed records we now have for the present interglacial – the Holocene.
This has been a period of profound cultural, climatic, hydrological, and landscape change in the Nile Valley.
The talk will illustrate the distinctive geography of the desert Nile in Sudan and present some of the latest interdisciplinary work by geomorphologists and archaeologists seeking to understand how societies fared alongside a volatile Nile over the last 6,000 years or so.
The lecture starts at 6pm and everyone is welcome to attend (no booking required).