The Geography Society were delighted to welcome Dr Simon Boxall, Lecturer within Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. Simon spoke about the role of an oceanographer and helped students to understand the numerous links to Geography. The primary focus of Simon’s talk was on the topic of tsunamis, whereby he shared his extensive knowledge about tsunamis around the world and his experience of monitoring and reporting on them. He has recently returned from Venice where he is undertaking a project to explore the flora of the Venice lagoon in order to advise the Italian Government about methods of protection on how to try and combat the problems of the sinking city and rising sea levels. Special thanks must go to Luke Roberts (Deputy Head of School) for arranging for Simon to come and speak at Geography Society.