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On Saturday 20 September, we held our second Herbertson Lunch for SoGE Alumni, this time in our own freshly refurbished building on South Parks Road. 40 alumni came to our lunch reception, and even more to the preceding lectures by Dr Jamie Lorimer (on Rewilding, here at the School) and Professor Sarah Whatmore (on Living with flooding, at Keble College).

As special guests we welcomed six recent graduates who came to receive prizes for their achievements in the latest Final Honour School exams. The alumni lunch was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and welcome them into the SoGE alumni community.

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The prize-winners from left to right: Benedict Cohen (Meldrum Prize for best Human Geography fieldwork report), Cara Duckworth (Beckit Prize for the best Physical Geography dissertation) , Amy Creese (Book Prize associated with the Gibbs Prize), Callyane Desroches (Meldrum Prize for the best pieces of submitted work), Dr Richard Bailey (Director of Undergraduate Studies), Prof Sarah Whatmore (Head of School), Luke Samuel (Gibbs Prize), James Prescott (Herbertson Prize for the best Human Geography dissertation)

The prize-winners from left to right: Benedict Cohen (Meldrum Prize for best Human Geography fieldwork report), Cara Duckworth (Beckit Prize for the best Physical Geography dissertation), Amy Creese (Book Prize associated with the Gibbs Prize), Callyane Desroches (Meldrum Prize for the best pieces of submitted work), Dr Richard Bailey (Director of Undergraduate Studies), Prof Sarah Whatmore (Head of School), Luke Samuel (Gibbs Prize), James Prescott (Herbertson Prize for the best Human Geography dissertation)

"This is to thank you for organising yet another really good Geography alumni lunch meeting, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The networking value of this event should not be under-estimated as I was approached with requests for information by several alumni who only knew where my alleged expertise lies from talking to me at last year's event, and by others who had read the guest list carefully. This networking was cross-generational, which is very healthy, useful and enjoyable." Martin Harris (Jesus 1962)
Peter Robottom (Jesus 1964) and Martin Harris (Jesus 1962), 50 years after their first tutorial.

Peter Robottom (Jesus 1964) and Martin Harris (Jesus 1962), 50 years after their first tutorial.

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