The Geography Department were delighted to welcome David Edwards to school on Thursday 24th September to give a series of talks to students about a wide variety of geographical topics ranging from ‘Iceland – a geographical wonderland’ to ‘Global Warming and Climate Change’. David also provided the whole school with an inspiring assembly during which he shared his stories and life lessons.
David has an extensive background in adventure, travel and environmental education including being a professional mountain walks leader and a ranger in the Grand Canyon National Park. He graduated from Edinburgh University with honours in Geology and worked as an expedition science leader in Botswana and the Yukon. He has also worked as a field studies tutor teaching Geology and Geography, as well as being the University Expeditions Advisor for the Royal Geographical Society. Whilst carrying out a biodiversity survey on the island of Montserrat he experienced the infamous volcanic eruption. Surviving this eruption was the topic of his lunchtime talk at Geography Society.