The Geography Section organised the following events at the 2016 British Science Festival:

Why do good weather forecasts go bad?
Weather is the great British obsession yet we rarely stop to think about the science that underpins predicting the weather. Meteorologist David Schultz revealed the scientific basis for why weather forecasts are possible, how modern weather prediction occurs by computer, and why forecasts sometimes fail. He also described a web-based tool that anyone can use to create their own weather forecasts.

Ancient volcanoes: geological time keepers
Siwan Davies discussed how she pieces together past climates using grains of ash from ancient volcanic eruptions. Audience members discoverd how a handful of grains, preserved in the glaciers of Greenland, could help us to understand triggers of climate change, past, present and future.

President 2016: Professor Siwan Davies, Swansea University
President 2015: Professor Joseph Holden, Leeds University
President 2014: Professor Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College London 

Recorder: Dr. Ewan Woodley, Exeter University