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Stranded Coal-fired Power Assets in China: Risks for Investors and Implications for Policymakers Closed Door Workshop
SSEE, together with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), are organising a workshop on stranded coal-fired power assets in China and what this means for investors, policymakers, and regulators. At the workshop new research from a University of Oxford-led project on stranded coal-fired power assets in China will be launched and discussed. Fairmont Hotel, Beijing. Booking Required.
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Oxford Energy Colloquia: How an oil and gas company successfully moved into renewables
Cheshire, CEO Dong Energy, UK. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford.
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Rethinking transport infrastructure planning to extend its value over time
Dr Moshe Givoni, Tel Aviv University. TSU Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
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Reducing Car Dependence: Lessons from Western Europe and the USA
Dr Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech, Alexandria. TSU Seminar. E W Gilbert Room, SoGE, Oxford.
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Mitigating 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.
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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.
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SoGE 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.
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Symbiotic 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.
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Life 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.
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Urban 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.
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The 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.
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Dirt 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.
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Holocene 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.
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Title 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.
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Bio- 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.
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4th 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.

Please see our Seminar Series webpage for information about current seminars and talks.

Past Events

Please also see our Seminar Series webpage for information about past seminars and talks. Further information on past events hosted by the School may be available on request.

2017

  • Conservation 2037: A day to think about shaping the future of our profession and passion
    A one-day conference bringing together cohorts studying conservation MSc to generate a greater sense of collective identity and empowerment; explore the ideas and drivers that suggest a transformation in the science, policy and practice of conservation; and facilitate and encourage 'new generation' conservationists to voice and reflect upon the values, issues and practice which they would like to see at the centre of conservation when they are mid-career (20-years hence). 26 January 2017. The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.
  • Visualizing Capital
    Professor David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, Graduate Center of the City, University of New York. 25 January 2017. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford.
  • Latest dispatch from the front lines of The Carbon War: dramatic progress in the climate-energy-information nexus
    Dr Jeremy Leggett (Carbon Tracker, Solar Aid, solarcentury). The Energy Transition IS happening and its happening faster than you may think. Dr Jeremy Leggett is a writer, social entrepreneur, founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid, and Chair of Carbon Tracker who has spent the last 30 years at the forefront of the switch away from fossil fuels and towards renewables. At a time of great political uncertainty, Jeremy will demonstrate how unstoppable positive change is already underway. Public lecture. 18 January 2017. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford.
  • Panel: Trump's Climate Agenda
    Prof Myles Allen (Environmental Change Institute), Dr Thomas Hale (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford), Prof Benito Mueller (Environmental Change Institute). 17 January 2017. Oxford Hub, Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford.
  • Water, the economy and sustainable development: a high-level panel with the World Bank
    An opening presentation by Dr Richard Damania of the World Bank will be followed by a set of two moderated panels. The event convenes leading experts from the World Bank, Oxford, Australian National University and UK Department for International Development. 17 January 2017. Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, Oxford.

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2011

  • The Oxford Hazard Forum - Catastrophe Modelling
    1 December 2011, Earth Sciences, Oxford
  • A Convergence of the Arts and Sciences for the Environment
    2 December 2011, H O Beckit Room, SoGE, Oxford
  • The Future of Airport Capacity
    29 November 2011, Danson Room, Trinity College, University of Oxford
  • 5th Oceans Policy Symposium
    25 November 2011, SoGE, Oxford
  • Oxford Environment and Development Innovation Forum
    11 November 2011, SoGE, Oxford
  • International Biogeography Society Early Career "Advances in Biogeography" Conference
    23-25 September 2011, SoGE, University of Oxford
  • Allianz - Oxford Pensions Conference 2011
    22-23 September 2011, University of Oxford
  • Early Career Workshop for 'Polar Social Scientists'. ESRC Seminar Series, 'Knowledges, Resources and Legal regimes: The New Geopolitics of the Polar Regions'
    8 September 2011, Mansfield College, Oxford
  • Transformations: Economy, Society and Place Postgraduate Conference 2011
    27 June 2011, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, University of Oxford
  • Flocking Environmentalists: an evening gathering of the Oxford Environmental Scene
    27 May 2011, Isis Farm House, Oxford
  • The Perception of Change: Space, time, and mobility after Henri Bergson
    27 May 2011, SoGE, University of Oxford
  • Exploring the Complexities and Uncertainties Surrounding the UK's Nuclear Energy Potential
    12 May 2011, T.S. Elliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College
  • Discover the 7th Continent: the icy fairyland of Antarctica. A one-day exhibition of photographs capturing the wonders of Antartica by SoGE student Christina Ender
    4 May 2011, SoGE, University of Oxford
  • Hazards Forum: Resilience building: hazard forecasting and catastrophe risk financing
    14 February 2011, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Oxford
  • Low-Carbon Futures: contending geographies of distribution and centralisation
    11 February 2011, St Anne's College, Oxford
  • OCTF Members' Day
    21 January 2011, SoGE, Oxford
  • Cancun COP16 Panel Discussion: "A beacon of hopere-ignited"?
    20 January 2011, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford
  • Mobile Computing, Citizen Science and Conservation Recording: Embracing the potential of smartphones, crowd-sourcing and other web-based tecnologies
    13 January 2011, Merton College, Oxford.

2010

  • Runaway Climate Challenge
    13 November 2010, SoGE, Oxford.
  • 4th Oceans Policy Symposium
    12 November 2010, SoGE, Oxford.
  • Oxford Environment and Development Innovation Forum
    29 October 2010, SoGE, Oxford.
  • Allianz - Oxford Pensions Conference 2010: Pension Fundamentals in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis
    23-24 September 2010, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
  • UK TL/OSL/ESR Meeting 2010
    8-10 September 2010, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
  • 7th Cycling and Society Symposium and Workshop
    6-7 September 2010, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
  • Oxford's Electric Scooter Trial Summary Meeting
    5pm, Friday 2 July 2010, H O Beckitt Room, School of Geography and Environment, Oxford.
  • The Future of Transport and Energy Use
    25th June 2010, A J Herbertson Room, School of Geography and Environment, Oxford.
  • Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective
    22-23 June 2010, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
  • Beyond Criminality, Urban Warfare, National Security and Human Rights in Jamaica
    10 June 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
  • Ivy on Walls: Bio-deterioration or Bio-protection?
    19 May 2010, Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.
  • Undergraduate Forum: Geographers' advice to the incoming government...
    2-3.30pm, Friday 30 April 2010, Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE
  • 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference: Integrating Research, Expanding Knowledge
    15-16 April 2010, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

2009

  • ECI host side event and stand at COP15
    7-18 December 2009, COP15, Copenhagen
  • 3rd Oceans Policy Symposium
    10am-4.30pm, Friday 13 November 2009, SoGE, Oxford
  • Desert and Dryland Regions Meeting
    2-5pm, 2 October 2009, St Cross College, University of Oxford
  • Oxford Environment and Development Innovation Forum 2009
    30 October 2009, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford
  • Allianz - Oxford Pensions Conference 2009: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
    17-18 September 2009, University of Oxford
  • Herbertson Society Summer Ball 2009
    Tuesday 8th Week, 16 June 2009, University of Oxford
  • Long Term Scenarios in Transport and Energy: In search of new methodologies
    29 May 2009, Seminar Room 6, St Anne's College, Oxford.
  • Water Enterprise Forum
    Wednesday 27 May 2009, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Life on our symbiotic planet: a conversation with Myra Hird, Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan
    Monday 25 May 2009, MSc Room 1, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
  • Roundtable Discussion - The global economic crisis: Some reflections of geographers
    14 May 2009, MSc Room 1, School of Geography and the Environment
  • 2nd Oxford Ocean Policy Symposium: The New Governance: The Marine Bill and the Future of our seas
    13 February 2009, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

2008

  • International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation
    26-27 November 2008, Oslo, Norway
  • Wetland and Aquatic Ecosystems: Their functions and values
    November 24th and 25th, 2008, Worcester College
  • Oxford Environment and Development Innovation Forum 2008
    21 November 2008, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford
  • 3rd Southern Deserts Conference, Kalahari 2008
    16-19 September 2008 - Molopo Lodge, Northern Cape, South Africa.
  • Financial Markets and Environmental Governance One Day Workshop
    29 May 2008 - School of Geography, OUCE, University of Oxford.
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector: Frameworks, tools and practices. An International Seminar focusing on Developing Countries and Small Island States
    8-10 April 2008 - Balliol College, Oxford.
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Human Right to Water
    29 February 2008 - Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College, University of Oxford.
  • How to Get Sanitation Out of its Pit: Alternative policy and practice directions for the International Year of Sanitation Seminar
    22 February 2008 - St Hilda's College, University of Oxford.
  • Ocean Policy Symposium
    15 February 2008, Magdalen College Auditorium.

2007

  • Oxford Environmental Innovation Forum 2007
    9 November 2007, OUCE.
  • Soft Wall Capping Conference - Soft Wall Capping: A better way of conserving ruins?
    Monday 22nd October 2007, Geological Society of London, Burlington Arcade.
  • Climate Systems and Policy Research Cluster Afternoon
    Friday 19 October 2007, OUCE.
  • The place of geography in the study of difference: a symposium in honour of Ceri Peach
    Saturday 22 September 2007, OUCE.
  • Invited Seminar: The Governance and Regulation of Risk Management for Defined Benefit Pension Funds
    20-21 September 2007, University of Oxford.
  • Environmental Governance in Eastern Europe Workshop
    19-21 September 2007, Jesus College, Oxford.
  • Heritage conservation today: Consensus or collision?
    18th September 2007, Worcester College, Oxford.
  • Resilience, realities and research in African environments
    African Environment Programme ESRC/NERC Transdisciplinary Seminars and Workshops, 18 June 2007, Jesus College, University of Oxford
  • Oil and Politics Conference
    10-11 May 2007, SOAS, Vernon Square Campus, Pentonville Road, London
  • Climate change and development in Africa: Policy frameworks and development interventions for effective adaptation to climate change
    African Environment Programme ESRC/NERC Transdisciplinary Seminars and Workshops, 12 March 2007, Oxford University Centre for the Environment
  • Interdisciplinarity and Society: An international colloquium
    24 February 2007, St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • How does environmental governance affect the poor? Global and local forces shaping poverty alleviation in Africa
    African Environment Programme ESRC/NERC Transdisciplinary Seminars and Workshops, 25 January 2007, Oxford University Centre for the Environment

2006

  • The Stuff of Politics: Technoscience, democracy and public life
    7-10 December 2006, OUCE, University of Oxford
  • Pension and Health Care Liabilities in the Corporate Sector: An international dialogue
    25-26 May 2006, Christ Church, Oxford
  • How much data do we need to effectively manage coral reef fisheries?
    African Environment Programme ESRC/NERC Transdisciplinary Seminars and Workshops, 24th April 2006, Oxford University Centre for the Environment