9am - 3pm, Thursday 12 January 2012, Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE

Iberian Peninsula as seen from the Space Station. NASA Earth Observatory, 2011

The School of Geography and the Environment invites you to its celebration of Oxford Geography on the 12 January 2012.

Join our distinguished scholars as they offer various perspectives around the issue of Geographies of the Future and showcase the vitality of Geography as a discipline. The event is sure to provoke an exciting day of discussion and provide insight into the research interests of our top visiting scholars - don't miss it!

Keynote speakers include:

Keynote speakers will be followed by research cluster meetings and discussion with students.

09.00Welcome from Professor David Thomas, Head of School
09.25Keynote presentations:
  • Title tbc
    Professor Sonia I. Seneviratne, ETH Zurich
  • The Geography of Global Species Diversity - The challenge of 'one earth'
    Professor Carsten Rahbek, University of Copenhagen
11.00Further keynote presentations:
  • Emergency Futures
    Professor Ben Anderson, Durham University
  • Performing the Future: Modelling and complex socio-environmental systems
    Professor Stuart Lane, University of Lausanne
13.30Further keynote presentation and discussion:
  • From 'Gender-Blind' to 'Gender-Aware' Urban Development in the Global South: How far have we come and where are we going?
    Professor Sylvia Chant, LSE
14.15Research Cluster meetings in breakout rooms, rooms tbc
15.15Tea and close

We look forward to welcoming you at this event.

Further Information

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact events@eci.ox.ac.uk