Geographers learn from journalist turned author

On Monday, year 12 went to South Hampstead High School to listen to Tim Marshall talk about his books. Tim Marshall is a former foreign affairs journalist turned award winning author for titles such as Prisoners of Geography and Divided: Why We Are Living In An Age of Walls. He was Diplomatic Editor and foreign correspondent for Sky News. After thirty years’ experience in news reporting and presenting, he left full time news journalism to concentrate on writing and analysis.

The talk focused on why humans build walls, using lots of current and historic examples, including Trump’s wall, The Northern Irish border and Israel- Palestine walls to review the innate human need for space and ownership as well as the issues these create. The talk provided an excellent opportunity to meet students from other school and how to take their own knowledge and research to another level. We finished the an opportunity to buy signed copies of the book and a meal in Wagamama’s which provided an opportunity to discuss the lecture.

– Mr Wagg, Head of Geography