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Coffee & Geography S01E03 David Alcock (UK)

Coffee & Geography S01E03 David Alcock (UK)

Update: 2021-06-19


Kit talks to David Alcock (he/him) over a cup of Morrisons Italian-Style Coffee, chatting about 'hopeful geography', world championship toe-wrestling, and University Challenge, amongst other things!

David is a teacher of Geography and PhD student living in Guiseley, UK. He says he is afflicted by FOMO, trying to keep lots of plates spinning: teaching, reading, writing, family life, orienteering and fitness. He has been inspired by people he has met, places he has been, and books he has read, to believe that the vast majority of humans are co-operative and that together, we have made great strides towards a better life. David believes humans can build on strengths to meet the huge, game-changing challenges of the Anthropocene, and would like to work with others in education and beyond to build on the ‘grounds for hope’.

Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
- BBC Digital Planet Podcast (
- David Preece's Geography Teaching Blog (

Expand your Geography community by connecting with David via Twitter ( and his blog (

Chat recorded 1st April 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 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, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (​)








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Coffee & Geography S01E03 David Alcock (UK)

Coffee & Geography S01E03 David Alcock (UK)

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings)