Visit the department, meet students and discover what it is like to study Geography at Oxford.
The School participates in the wider Oxford Open Days which take place on two days in late June/July and on one day in mid-September, and there is no need to book for these.
The dates for all the Open Days are posted early in the year on our website, along with other details.
Video on Geography at Oxford
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Geography Open Day
13 June 2022
The School of Geography and the Environment usually holds a Geography Open Day in June each year with events and information provided for prospective undergraduate students. The date for the Department Open Day in 2022 is Monday 13 June.
Booking has now closed for the Geography Open Day on 13 June 2022, but please see further below for information on the Oxford Open Days in June and September.
Prospective applicants who cannot attend in-person on 13th June are welcome to join online for the live stream of the talks. If you would like to join virtually, please complete the below form.
For parents and guardians
Parents and guardians of prospective applicants are unfortunately unable to join the talks at Geography Open Day on 13 June, however are welcome to join for the Oxford Open Days on 29-30 June and 16 September. We would also like to invite any parents/guardians who have questions or concerns to join an online webinar and Q&A specifically for parents/guardians of prospective applicants. This will be particularly useful if you are unable to join your child for any Open Day talks. Please note that this session will be for parents/guardians only - there are plenty of other opportunities for prospective applicants to receive information and ask questions.
Booking is now open and will close on Friday 30 May 2019. If you are interested in attending the event, please complete the online form below which will be returned to the organisers.
Booking will open on 1 May 2020.-->
If you are interested in attending an open day please see the Oxford Open Days for more information. If you are unable to attend please let us know by emailing our Access and Outreach Officer so that we can offer your place to another.
If you are interested in attending a University open day please see the Oxford Open Days for more information.
Book your place at the Department Open Day on Monday 17 June 2019
What to expect at a Departmental Open Day …
For a preview of what to expect on a Departmental Open Day, please see the following information.
Programme for 2022
|09:45 - 10:30|
Registration and refreshments
|10:40 - 10:50|
Welcome and overviewProf. Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography & Head of School
|10:50 - 11:30|
Physical Geography Taster Lecture - Understanding Climate SystemsProf. Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science & Fellow and Tutor at Keble College
|11:30 - 12:15|
Intro to Oxford and Q&AProf. Derek McCormack, Academic Coordinator, Professor of Cultural Geography, & Fellow of Mansfield College
|12:15 - 14:00|
LunchStudents are taken to colleges for lunch by current undergraduates
|14:00 - 14:40|
Human Geography Taster Lecture - The Geography of Nuclear WarDr Ian Klinke, Associate Professor in Human Geography & Tutorial Fellow, St John's College
|14:40 - 15:10|
Meet current studentsDan Hall, Access, Outreach & Internships Officer and Geography Ambassadors
Also available on the day:
- A poster display and university prospectuses will be available throughout the day
- The departmental librarian will be available with information on readings and the library
- Current undergraduates for you to speak with and ask questions to
Video: Intro from Head of School: What Makes Geography Special? (Prof Gillian Rose) - Virtual Open Day 2021
You can watch this video and several more from the 2021 virtual open day on our Virtual Open Day 2021 playlist on YouTube.
Past Open Day Taster Lectures
- Listen to Professor Gillian Rose's 2019 Open Day talk: What are the geographies of your smartphone, and why do they matter?
- View the presentation of What are the geographies of your smartphone, and why do they matter? from the 2019 Open Day
- Listen to Professor Heather Viles' 2017 Open Day talk: Geography and Heritage: from Oxford to the Silk Road
- View the presentation of Geography and Heritage: from Oxford to the Silk Road from the 2017 Open Day
- Listen to Dr Alex Vasudevan's 2017 Open Day talk: What a city is for: Confessions of an urban geographer
- View the presentation of What a city is for: Confessions of an urban geographer from the 2017 Open Day
Oxford Open Days
29 June - 30 June and 16 September 2022
The School of Geography and the Environment participates in the University's Oxford Open Days.
Oxford Open Days programme
The School of Geography and the Environment will be open to visitors from 10:00 - 15:00 during the Oxford Open Days. We will also have the following programme of events:
|10:00 - 11:00|
A showcase of the variety of topics and themes you can learn about while studying Geography at university, including some you might not expect!
|11:00 - 12:00|
Geography at Oxford Talk
An explanation of the course structure and content of the BA Geography course at the University of Oxford.
Visitors free to visit colleges
Please see the University's Open Days and visiting webpage for more details.
Oxford Open Days provide a perfect opportunity to visit the colleges of University of Oxford. Please see the open day guide for college events posted on the Oxford Open Days website.
Please follow @OxOutreach on Twitter for the latest news and information about Oxford Open Days. Got an open days question? Get in touch using #OxOpenDays!
Can't make it to the Oxford Open Days in person? We will be livestreaming our 'Geography at Oxford' talk on each day so that you can watch live and ask questions. Register for a live stream:
Unfortunately, the other sessions are not suitable for live streaming. However, colleges may be offering virtual participation in the afternoon of each day (please check college websites), and there are plenty of recorded sessions from the previous online open days on our YouTube channel . We will also have additional online resources available on the day - please check back here closer to the time, or follow us on social media.
Don't worry if you can't come to an Open Day, you are welcome to visit at another time . College grounds are usually open to prospective applicants but you can also get in touch with the college linked to your region and let them know you are coming. You may also be able to attend an event listed in our outreach calendar whilst you're here.
Don't forget to ask your teacher or careers adviser to sign up to our teacher's mailing list , so they can stay informed about school visits and outreach and pass this information on to you.