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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

Danny Dorling 11am-12pm

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 12-1:30pm

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.

Settlers exhibition thumbnail 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.

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Any questions?

SoGE's Alumni Relations Officer
christine.baro@ouce.ox.ac.uk
+44 (0)1865 285073

Alumni Weekend team
alumniweekend@alumni.ox.ac.uk
+44 (0)1865 288061

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Please note there are no car parking facilities at the School.