Sixth Form Geography Talk

This Thursday, Governor Ken Bromfield will be talking to a group of sixth form geographers about Thomas Malthus’ theories of population and sustainability.

Malthus was born in 1766 and died in 1834, during which time he developed many ideas about the effects of an increasing population on quality of life and our ability to adapt and progress. His thoughts are still the subject of much discussion today.

He once wrote: "The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man."

Students will be organised into think tanks and will be responsible for driving the seminar.