Breaking the Wall around Vulnerable Megacities | How the Study of Past Civilisations Can Help the Cities of the Future

Presented by Professor Roland Fletcher

The megacity of Angkor was once the capital of the Khmer nation, an empire which flourished from approximately the 9th to the 15th century. With a population near 1 million and a size of roughly 1,000 square kilometres, Greater Angkor was the largest pre-industrial metropolis in the world. Located in modern-day Cambodia, Angkor is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by two million tourists per year, but also a historical case of the growth and demise of a human-made urban complex exposed to severe climatic instability.

Tom Austen Brown Memorial Lecture 2020

Excavating a tropical paradise: The archaeology of Southern Vanuatu
Presented by Dr James Flexner