Congratulations to the overall WINNERS!

1st prize
Man tending to his pet courrier pigeons

An Intimate Moment | Lucy Chen, MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management (2018-19)

Joint Runner Up
The abandoned water pumping station of La Gordejuela in Tenerife

Culturally Natural | Ernielly Leo, MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management (2018-19)

Joint Runner Up
Street art in Dhaka, Bangladesh

In the streets of Dhaka | Michelle Tran, MSc Water Science, Policy and Management (2018-19)

… and the other featured photographers:

Daniel Adshead (DPhil in Geography and the Environment, 2016-20); Livia Barreca (BA in Geography, 2018-21); Matilda Becker (DPhil in Geography and the Environment, 2018-21); Maria Dance (DPhil in Geography and the Environment, 2018-21); Yuhan Li (MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, 2018-20), Shona Loong (DPhil in Geography and the Environment, 2017-2021); Sarah Novak (MSc in Environmental Change and Management, 2018-19); Louise Smith (MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance); Jiayin Sun (BA in Geography, 2016-19); Ráchel Szebenyi (BA in Geography, 2018-2021); Ella Walsh (DPhil in Geography and the Environment, 2018-21).

… and thanks to all participants of the competition!

We proudly present our sixth SoGE Calendar, featuring the winning pictures from a photographic competition we ran in the summer. We invited all our students to submit their best field trip and field work shots and tell us their stories ‘from the field’. The calendar shows a sample of some of the areas that SoGE students research and their experiences along the way. Namibia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Canadian Arctic are just a few of the countries where our students base their fieldwork, working on aspects of both physical and human geography, and environmental sustainability.

The wall calendar has lots of space for your diary dates and notes as well as for the gorgeous photographs taken in 10 countries around the globe.


Making the Calendar

Every summer, we invite all our students to submit their best field trip and field work shots and tell us their stories 'from the field'. A judging panel then choose the 14 best entries to showcase the breadth of work undertaken by our students across all courses, all over the world.

The calendar runs from December 2019 until January 2021. Click on the photo below to see a sample of some of this year's calendar pages.

Sample SoGE Calendar 2020

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

Buy online

'From the Field' is available for sale at a price of £3 at our Reception desk and online (+ p&p - £2 UK; £4 Europe; £5 rest of the world).


Prof Gillian Rose, Head of School “Many contemporary challenges – such as the climate crisis, migration, water and food security, biodiversity loss and urban growth – can be better understood through a geographical perspective. Place, landscape, networks and space are some of the lenses through which geographers analyse and interpret our surroundings. These terms are useful ways of exploring how events unfold, the dynamics of environmental change, and how people make sense of their lives in specific locations and times. In a way, ‘place’, ‘landscape’ and ‘space’ are particular sorts of understandings about how the world works. The images in this calendar are a testament to how our students seek to comprehend these three dimensions and to the rich diversity of their fieldwork. I hope you enjoy this year’s collection and that it will inspire you to explore the world around you – and well beyond.”

Professor Gillian Rose, Head of School