By Miss Emily Hartley (Head of Geography)
Upper Sixth Geographers were asked to don their finest ‘black tie with a hint of Geography’ to celebrate a very successful five years in the department with a dinner in Lower Common Room followed by debates in the Hardy Lecture Theatre. The subjects debated linked directly to the A2 syllabus and therefore provided a useful platform to revise some of the key topics covered this year.
Arguing the motion that “Development is the most important factor in determining the impacts of natural hazards.” were India Blake and Milly Fair, who were narrowly beaten by Beth Adams and Rosa Bond. The second debate discussed whether “A decline in birth rates is always beneficial”; Rheanna Hopkins and Harriet White argued for the motion, which was successfully countered by Rod Philips and Pippa Hickey.
After much deliberation the prize for the best dressed geographer went to Benjamin Wood (who has Mrs Hayden to thank for the adornment to his glasses!). A lovely time was had by all, and I would like to pass my best wishes, on behalf of the Geography Department staff, to all Upper Sixth as they move on to pastures new.