The Tibetan lama who wrote a world geography

14 Jun 2014

A study by Tibetan scholar Lobsang Yongdan revisits a long-ignored section of a historic text to reveal how Tibetans were engaging with western scientific knowledge two centuries ago.  His research into a geography of the world, first published by a lama in 1830, challenges stereotypical views of Tibet as an isolated and inward-looking society. 

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Mountains and mankind

18 Nov 2013

For centuries mountains have been observed, imagined and explored.  Today, these extreme environments are studied by scientists as indicators of changes in the world’s climate. An event this Friday (22 November) brings together a range of specialists to share their experiences.

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