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"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.

  • Environmental Change Institute
  • Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
  • Transport Studies Unit

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Remembering Claudia Comberti

Staff and students of the School were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of their colleague and friend Claudia Comberti in a road accident on 9 May. Claudia was forever smiling, forever generous with her friendship and an incredibly talented environmental social scientist at the beginning of a promising career. As a testament to Claudia's life-force and passion, and at the request of her family, the School has set up a special fund in Claudia's name and memory. The Environmental Change Institute will also name their 2017-18 MSc Scholarship in her honour. She will be greatly missed. Read more

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Forthcoming Events

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From Woods to Goods: How consumer choices affect our forests
Dr. Connie McDermott (Chair of the Ecosystem Governance group, ECI) and Andrew Mitchell (CEO of the Global Canopy Programme). Oxford Green Week Festival. SoGE, Oxford. Booking Essential.
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RGS CPD - Subject knowledge update: Landscape systems
Professor David Thomas and Professor Heather Viles, University of Oxford. Royal Geographical Society with IBG Teachers' CPD session. SoGE, Oxford. Booking Required.
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AllianzGI-Oxford Pensions Conference 2017: Coping with Disruptive Change
Invited Conference, 11-12 September 2017, Worcester College, University of Oxford. Invitation only event.
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5th Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) Conference
iLEAPS, a global research project of Future Earth, will hold its 5th Science Conference in Oxford with the theme ‘Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges’. Professor Yadvinder Malhi will speak in the session titled ‘Impact of extremes on land biophysical processes and land-atmosphere biogeochemical cycling’.
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Title TBC | Big Ideas Seminar Series
Speaker: Kate Raworth, Advisory Board Member and Senior Visiting Research Associate, ECI, and author of Doughnut Economics. School of Geography and the Environment. Booking will open 0th week, Michaelmas Term 2017
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Big History: Humans and their Environment | Big Ideas Seminar Series
Speaker: Sir Crispin Tickell | Advisory Board Member, ECI, and Director, Policy Foresight Programme, Oxford University. School of Geography and the Environment. Booking will open 0th week, Michaelmas Term 2017
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Interdisciplinary Conference on Extraction and Exclusion
A conference for researchers and practitioners with an interest in multidisciplinary approaches to exclusionary practices in resource extraction. School of Geography and the Environment and St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Call for abstracts now open.
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Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty annual workshop
The Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) is an association of professionals working to improve decision-making under deep uncertainty. DMDU’s annual workshop will be hosted by ITRC in Oxford, UK, and will have a focus on the practical application of DMDU methodologies.

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Undergraduate Honour School

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

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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Our Research

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

    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

    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

    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

    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