The University's annual flagship event for old members showcases the best and brightest of Oxford - past, present and future - through a series of lectures, panel discussions, tours, workshops and social activities, and we are proud to contribute to this exciting programme.
Herbertson Lunch and lecture programme for SoGE Alumni
All SoGE alumni are invited to join us for our departmental programme at Meeting Minds, the alumni weekend in Oxford, on Saturday 15 September 2018: a lecture by Professor Danny Dorling, our fifth Herbertson Lunch and tours of the 'Settlers' exhibition at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
These three School of Geography and the Environment events are free of charge for SoGE alumni when quoting the booking code "geog(?)" at checkout, when you book online.
Our departmental programme on Saturday 15 September
People and Places, Brexit and Britain: the importance of immigration and empire
Professor Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Human Geography
School of Geography and the Environment, Lecture Theatre
How important was the British Empire in shaping today's map of ethnic identity in Britain, and forming contemporary attitudes to immigration, emigration and Brexit? In this talk Danny Dorling suggests that Brexit, like the Suez Crisis before it, is part of the slow unravelling required for the countries of the UK to eventually become normal.
Herbertson Lunch for SoGE Alumni
School of Geography and the Environment, Herbertson Room
Following Professor Danny Dorling's lecture (11am-12pm), all alumni of the School of Geography and the Environment are invited to our fifth Herbertson Lunch. Come and join us for drinks and sandwiches, learn more about the School's research and teaching and meet fellow alumni as well as recent graduates who will receive prizes for their academic achievements.
|2.30 and 3pm (two tours, 10 people per tour)
TOUR: Settlers. Genetics, geography and the peopling of Britain
With Dr Claire Hann (School of Geography and the Environment) and Ellena Grillo (Oxford University Museum of Natural History).
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW
From the arrival of the earliest modern humans over 40,000 years ago to the population of the present day, the history of the people of Britain is one of movement, migration and settlement. Tracing patterns revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography, Settlers tells the dynamic story of Britain's ever-changing population.
All three School of Geography and the Environment events are free of charge for SoGE alumni when quoting the booking code "geog(?)" at checkout, when you book online.
Other Alumni Weekend sessions you might enjoy:
- Friday 14 September | 2:30-3:30pm
Children and social policy in Europe
Professor Mary Daly, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy
- Friday 14 September | 4-5:30pm
TOUR: Folly Bridge and Grandpont
Liz Woolley, tour guide and local historian
- Saturday 15 September | 4-5pm
Physical activity in the changing urban landscape
Professor Stanley Ulijaszek, Professor of Human Ecology, St Cross
- Saturday 15 September | 4-6pm
Urban knowledge exchange: healthy places, smart cities
Dr David Howard, Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development, Kellogg, Dr Nigel Mehdi, Departmental Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Development, Dr Alexy Karenowska, Access Fellow, Magdalen
- Sunday 16 September | 9am-12:30pm
ACTIVITY: Woods of wonder
Explore the woods with researchers from the Departments of Zoology and Plant Sciences to learn more about their world-leading studies.
- Sunday 16 September | 9am-4:15pm
ACTIVITY: Into the Woods
Join experts from the environmental charity Earthwatch to explore some of the most urgent environmental sustainability issues and their relevance to our society and economy in the inspiring natural surroundings of Wytham Woods (includes lunch)
Browse the full Alumni Weekend programme for more details and to see the wealth of talks, tours, workshops and social activities on offer.
Booking for our SoGE Alumni Weekend events is now open until 9 September and will be organised centrally through the University's Alumni Office. All three School of Geography and the Environment events are free of charge for SoGE alumni when quoting the booking code "geog(?)" at checkout, when you book online.
SoGE's Alumni Relations Officer
+44 (0)1865 285073
Alumni Weekend team
+44 (0)1865 288061
Click on the map pins for full addresses of our venues.
Please note there are no car parking facilities at the School.