"Welcome to the School of Geography and Environment, an intellectually vibrant, research-intensive academic department at the centre of British geography."
Professor Heather Viles, Head of School
An academic department of the University of Oxford, the School is internationally recognised for the quality of its teaching, research and wider engagement. In addition to world leading education and research in the School, we host three internationally recognised research centres and lead cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks.
Video: Visualizing Capital
Prof David Harvey, Former Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography | January 2017
SeminarCANCELLED - Hydrological prediction for drought and flood early warning in sub-Saharan Africa
Justin Sheffield, Professor of Hydrology and Remote Sensing, University of Southampton. Oxford Water Network Seminar. H O Beckit Room, SoGE, Oxford.
SeminarRethinking transport infrastructure planning to extend its value over time
Dr Moshe Givoni, Tel Aviv University. TSU Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
SeminarReducing Car Dependence: Lessons from Western Europe and the USA
Dr Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech, Alexandria. TSU Seminar. E W Gilbert Room, SoGE, Oxford.
SeminarMitigating climate change: The Paris Agreement and the 1.5°C target
Speakers: Alice Chautard, Dr Mathew Ives and Dr Monika Zurek. Environmental Change Institute Evening Meeting. SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
SeminarThe 'pause' in global warming in historical and conceptual context
Prof Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol. Oxford Climate Network Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
EventSoGE Annual Lecture 2017 | Geography and heritage conservation: making our research useful | Professor Heather Viles, Head of School and Professor of Biogeomorphology and Heritage Conservation
In this year's Annual Lecture, Professor Heather Viles examines the value of geography and interdisciplinary research to addressing the core issues in heritage conservation. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford. This event is for alumni, students, staff and friends of the School of Geography and the Environment. Booking Required.
SeminarSymbiotic nitrogen fixation and the tropical carbon sink
Dr Sarah Batterman, University of Leeds. Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. Beckit Room, SoGE. Oxford. Booking required.
SeminarThe resilience of Britain's water supplies in an uncertain future
Prof Jim Hall, Environmental Change Institute. Oxford Water Network Seminar. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
SeminarLife events and mobilities across the life course
Featuring guest speakers Dr Sara Tilley (University of Edinburgh) and Emma Aldrich (Regional Programme Officer for East & Southern Africa, Marie Stopes International). Chaired by Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU). Beckit Room, SoGE, Oxford.
SeminarPhotovoltaics: The present and future of mainstream and new perovskite solar energy technology
Prof Henry Snaith, Dept of Physics, Oxford. Oxford Energy Colloquia. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford.
SeminarUrban shrinkage with Chinese characteristics
Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko, University of Oxford. This study exposes a hitherto well-concealed dimension of China's urban geography - that of shrinkage, directly effecting one in ten of its cities. Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford.
SeminarThe immunological side of emotions and feelings. What's s..t got to do with it?
Fulvio D'Acquisto, William Harvey Research Institute, QMUL. Hilary Term Interdisciplinary Microbiome Project Seminar Series. Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College, Oxford. Booking not required.
SeminarDirt and danger: Beyond a bourgeois understanding of public spaces
Dr Pushpa Arabindoo, University College London. Technological Natures & Transformations Hilary 2017 Seminars. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
SeminarTitle to be confirmed
Dr Rodrigo Camara Leret, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
SeminarHolocene climate change and the domestication of SW Amazonia
Prof Frank Mayle, University of Reading. Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. J Gottmann Room, SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
EventBio- and geopolitics in historical perspective - A trans-disciplinary workshop
This two-day workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of Geographers, Historians and Political Scientists to reflect on the origins and intersections of modern geo- and biopolitics. Registration required.
Event4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference
The 4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert conference provides a forum for researchers and those interested in desert and dryland environments and societies to present, discuss and debate dryland themes and research. Registration now open.
Undergraduate Honour School
Experience the unique and integrative undergraduate geography degree programme at a university leading the way in geographical teaching and research. Our undergraduate degree provides students with a wide range of experience and skills across the breadth of geography, based on in-depth teaching from our many expert staff.
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International Graduate School
With over 200 graduate students from a range of nationalities, professional and disciplinary backgrounds we are one of the largest, most diverse and vibrant graduate schools in the world offering six advanced degrees in Geography and the Environment.
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The School is undertaking world-class interdisciplinary research, addressing societal and environmental problems, and advancing knowledge within an exciting research environment. Find out more …
Our Research Centres
In addition to world leading education and research in the School, we host three internationally recognised research centres and lead cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks.
Environmental Change Institute
The ECI is an interdisciplinary institute for research on the complex processes of global environmental change, the exploration of sustainable solutions, and the promotion of change for the better through partnership and education. Find out more …
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
The SSEE is enabling business and governments to address the global energy, environment and sustainable development challenges of the 21st century. Find out more …
Transport Studies Unit
The Transport Studies Unit seeks to advance innovative approaches to the study of 'transport futures' over time and space. Find out more …
Our Research Networks
Oxford Networks for the Environment
The Oxford Networks for the Environment mobilise the University's expertise to find solutions to the complex, converging challenges of energy, water, food security, climate change, and threats to biodiversity. Find out more …