Kit talks to Dr Hannah Bloomfield (she/her) over a cuppa Twinings Breakfast Tea, chatting about maps, maps and more maps, disastrous baking and knitting a climate change scarf, amongst other things!
Hannah is a Research Scientist working in the energy-meteorology group at Reading University, forecasting renewable energy from days-decades ahead. She completed a Natural Sciences degree at the University of East Anglia, where she realised she was really interested in renewable energy and climate change. Hannah had a few months travelling and then was lucky enough to be offered a PhD place a Reading studying exactly those issues. When not working, Hannah likes being outside, although not always for active things! Her dream day is curling up in the back garden with a book and a large cocktail.
Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
- Some fictional maps (https://geoawesomeness.com/top-10-maps-of-your-favourite-fictional-worlds/)
- Climate Stripes (https://showyourstripes.info/)
Expand your Geography community by connecting with Hannah via Twitter (https://twitter.com/hcbloomfield19)
Chat recorded on 15th May 2021.
==About Coffee & Geography==
The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.
If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!
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The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com)