Green economy, military power and the future of international relations, smart metres and cutting-edge maps: these were the topics covered by SoGE academics at Meeting Minds 2017.
For the first time a geography alumnus - First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones, KCB, ADC (1978, Mansfield College) - contributed to this year's Alumni Weekend in Oxford, and attracted a total audience of several hundred Oxford alumni across all subject backgrounds.
While the Admiral as well as Professors Cameron Hepburn and Danny Dorling were part of the main Meeting Minds programme at the Maths Institute, many alumni revisited the School to attend the annual Herbertson Lunch and a talk given by Dr Sarah Darby and Dr Philipp Gruenewald from the Environmental Change Institute's Energy team. In an entertaining double act they explained why smart metres may not be smart enough to save the planet and shed some light on how mobile apps can give insights into the things we do with energy.
After lunch in the Herbertson Room, six of the eight recent graduates who won prizes for their achievements in Finals, received their certificates in person from Professor Danny Dorling and enjoyed being given a warm welcome into the School's alumni community.
You can find a great overview of all energy research at Oxford on www.energy.ox.ac.uk.
Final Honour School Prizes: Trinity Term 2017
The C D D Gibbs prize in Geography is awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity term 2016. Prizes are awarded for the best Human Geography (A J Herbertson) and Physical Geography (H O Beckit) Dissertations, for submitted work and for the best climate science dissertation (MOAP award).
Following a generous recent bequest we are delighted to award the second J C A Meldrum prizes in memory of past student John Charles Alexander Meldrum (1947, Jesus College). These prizes are offered to the best fieldwork reports in human and also in physical geography as well as to the best essays associated with the FHS option courses.
|Oscar Hartman Davies||C D D Gibbs Prize for outstanding performance in examinations for the Honour School of Geography|
|Rachel Hough||C D D Gibbs Prize for outstanding performance in examinations for the Honour School of Geography|
|Katherine Lanham||C D D Gibbs Prize for outstanding performance in examinations for the Honour School of Geography|
|Ben Nother||H O Beckit Prize for best Physical Geography dissertation|
|Alexander Foster||A J Herbertson Prize for the best Human Geography dissertation|
Submitted Work Prizes
|Charlie Oakley||J.C.A. Meldrum Fieldwork Prize (Tenerife) for best fieldtrip report - Tenerife|
|Katherine Lanham||J.C.A. Meldrum Fieldwork Prize (Copenhagen) for best fieldtrip report - Copenhagen|
|Katherine Lanham||J.C.A. Meldrum Essay Prize Winner for best 3 extended essays|
|Anna Harris||J.C.A. Meldrum Essay Prize Runner Up - 3 extended essays|
Met Office Academic Partnership Award
|Matthew Clements||Met Office Academic Partnership award for the best Climate Science dissertation|