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‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

Dr Trevor Turpin ‘The Genesee would rebel’ was the prediction of Lyman P. Langworthy, the Rochester City Health Officer, in a note he placed in the cornerstone of the new Monroe County Court house in 1850.[1] Rochester lies at the mouth of the Genesee River as it enters Lake Ontario and had suffered serious floods since the 1780s. Finally, or so the citizens of the city thought, their improvements...

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Jane Haslam photo of flooded church

Reflections: Somerset Floods, One Year On

Social Sciences at Bath Spa have worked on a creative collaboration with London photographer Matilda Temperley to explore, through documentary photography and social research, the impact of widespread flooding in Somerset in 2014 on families and everyday life. They shared their stories of the disaster and their road to recovery. The exhibition, which was displayed at Bath Royal Literary and Scient...

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Sustainability: Lost Water Creative Project

Over a hundred students a year, from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, seek out our innovative, interdisciplinary ‘open module’ on Sustainability. As part of the assessment of this module students develop a public-facing communication activity where students are invited to respond to a challenge set out by the academic team. This year, the brief for the project has been aligned...

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