1995 matriculands with Professor Andrew Goudie at the Folly Restaurant.
Kirsty Johnson (1995) reports on a gathering of 1995 geographers in Oxford this September, celebrating their twenty year anniversary since Finals.
On a sunny late-September afternoon, a group of the 1995 cohort from the School of Geography met to celebrate 20 years since we finished Finals. The gathering took place at The Folly Restaurant. Pre-lunch drinks were served on the riverside pontoon, and were kindly sponsored by the OUCE. We had a delicious lunch and wonderful speeches, including some curious insights into a handful of the great desert explorers. We then moved across the road to the Head of the River pub where the catching-up continued.
Although it was the 20 year anniversary, it really did not seem so long ago that we left Oxford. Old friendships were quickly re-established and the conversation flowed freely (almost as much as the wine!). A few missed trains home later that night were a positive sign of a good day's catching up!
A lovely time was had by all. So much so that some geographers will be re-convening for a Christmas gathering in London. We hope for another Oxford reunion in about five years' time.
Our sincere thanks to Christine Baro-Hone and Professor Andrew Goudie for the generosity of their time and support for the day.