I have recently given the annual Miller Lecture at Penn State University, on 24 April. You can see the talk at: http://www.tinyurl.com/sp09millerlecture
I was recently recipient of the UCL Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award 2009. This was for the UCL KTP project of the last year which showed most potential. This winning partnership was the engagement between UCL and the Camden Primary Care Trust. The project aim was to develop a geodemographic database of health and well-being in Camden and to use this to ensure that health services were provided by the PCT according to need. It was awarded a Grade A by the assessment panel. The KTP Associates were Pablo Mateos and Kate Jones, and the PCT supervisor was Natasha Roberts. For more information on the awards see the UCL Advances website.
I have recently got back from Ritsumeikan University where I and my collegaue Alex Singleton were invited by Professor Keiji Yano to give a week long introduction to GIS course. As part of this teaching activity the students were set a group project to examine the geographic distribution and origins of five Japanese names. These presentations can be found on the ucl spatial-literacy website by clicking here.