Michael Palin, the very famous Monty Python comedian, and around-the-world traveller explains the importance of Geography:
"But then geography is the most up to date of subjects. It is renewing itself 24 hours a day, perhaps the only subject in a state of constant change. Hectic maybe for teachers, but what a wealth of material on offer. Ash clouds closing airports, oil leaks polluting oceans and the life-giving River Indus killing thousands; major traumas which we look to geographers to explain."
Thanks to them (the teachers) geography remains for me the freshest and most exciting of subjects. Geography is about understanding our world. It illuminates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?" http://www.atl.org.uk/publications-and-resources/report/report-2010/final-word-michael-palin.asp