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Geography: Antarctic Ice Shelves in a Warming World – A Taste of Geography With Dr Tom Holt From Aberystwyth University

February 23 @ 14:15 - 15:00



We are delighted to present the Taste Of series from Aberystwyth University which showcases different subject disciplines. Students will be engaged in a lively interactive discussion that provides enrichment of their current studies whilst bringing to life the wealth of academic possibilities available at university.

In Antarctic Ice Shelves in a Warming World, Dr Tom Holt from the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences introduces Antarctica’s ice shelves, their significance and importance, and how they have responded to a warming world. At the end of the session students should be able to:

  1. Define the key characteristics of Antarctica’s ice shelves and name/locate several ice shelves (examined through case studies)
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of ice shelf systems and their wider significance
  3. Discuss the glaciological response of ice shelves in a warming world
  4. Explain how projected environmental change will impact on ice-shelf systems

Various interactive elements will be integrated into the session to engage the students.


For further details about this great series and to see other Taste Of events on offer, please click below:




Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Tom Holt

Suitable for: Year 11 to Year 13 students studying or with an interest in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, or related subjects.

Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no formal preparation or pre-reading but participants may like to consider in advance some questions relevant to the subject area.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.  If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



February 23
14:15 - 15:00
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