We proudly present our seventh SoGE Calendar: "Changing Places" features the winning pictures of the first ever SoGE-wide photographic competition. Current students across all our courses, alumni from all decades since the 1960s and all continents as well as academic and administrative staff contributed to our calendar project this year, connecting the global SoGE family across time and space.

We hope this selection of pictures and their stories will provide you with inspiration, enjoyment and food for thought throughout the coming year.

The wall calendar runs from December 2020 until December 2021 and has lots of space for your diary dates and notes.

Click on the photo below to see a sample of some of this year's calendar pages.

Sample SoGE Calendar 2021

Wall Calendar, 270 mm x 210 mm, 16 pages.


Making the Calendar

Every summer over the last six years, we invited all our students to submit their best field trip and field work shots and tell us their stories 'from the field'. With all field work cancelled we decided to open the competition to all our students, alumni and staff, inviting them to share their changes of plan, environment and outlook in 2020.

From 180 stunning shots, a judging panel then chose the 14 best entries to capture the realities this extraordinary year has confronted us with.


Buy online

'Changing Places' is now on sale for only £2 online (collection from Reception or + p&p - £2 UK; £4 Europe; £5 rest of the world).


Prof Gillian Rose, Head of School

"Without doubt, 2020 has been a year like no other - and so is the 2021 SoGE Calendar we present you with. We asked to hear about your new realities, how concepts like "place", "space", and "distance" have been redefined around the world. Alumni, current students, and staff, all of you were invited this time to participate in the annual SoGE Photo Competition. You responded very generously: the calendar, "Changing Places", is a very small selection from over 180 personal stories and reflections we have received from you. It has been very inspiring to go through the stunning contributions from the past 60 years of the SoGE community. I hope the Ecuadorian Milky Way, the French vineyards, the Londoner gorilla, and all the other fantastic photographs and stories will inspire you to put on your explorer hats and discover new places, for real or online, both inside you and around you."

Professor Gillian Rose, Head of School


Note: The featured photographs in this calendar are all winning pictures from our seventh photo competition, held in the summer of 2020 and for the first time opened to all current students, alumni and staff of the school. The School of Geography and the Environment would like to thank all participants and congratulate the winners. This year we have awarded an overall winner, and three joint runners-up, who are indicated on their individual pages. The opinions expressed in the stories accompanying the photographs are those of the photographer only, and not necessarily upheld by the School of Geography and the Environment or the University of Oxford.