Maria Valenstain

Student Researcher, University of York

I am an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Philosophy and Politics at the University of York. I am very interested in the climate education. My project investigate collective responsibility regarding climate change in the primary years of school.

Matthew Fackrell

Laidlaw Undergraduate Research Scholar, Durham University

Anthropology and Sociology Undergraduate; from Bristol, UK. I am completing a research project on narrative transmission and reproduction, looking at how oral accounts of geological events are passed down accurately over generations. By understanding how narratives are constructed I am keen to explore interdisciplinary approaches, particularly between Anthropology, Linguistics, Computer-Human Interaction, and Cognition. Other interests include literature, art and photography, architecture, astronomy, and outdoor pursuits.
Nathaniel Beckett

Student, University of Leeds

Classics and Philosophy Undergraduate at the University of Leeds. My research project is on the impact that the UK's membership of the EU has had on British foreign policy and diplomacy. As someone who will most likely pursue a Masters and a career in international relations and security, I am interested in understanding the international relationship that has most affected British diplomacy to a depth that could inform future foreign policy decisions. Please do get in touch if you have research interests similar to my own, specifically in the areas of IR and security (especially cyberwarfare) because it would be great to exchange ideas! -- When I'm not working I like to head down to one of my favourite live music venues, usually a jazz bar, to blow off some steam with friends. I also like to watch Sunday rugby and am passionate about all kinds of music. Add me on Linkedin!