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Department of Geography


Welcome, alumni!

Welcome, alumni!

We hope that you have enjoyed your time at Cambridge. No doubt you have made friends through your College and the Department that you will want to stay in touch with. We hope too that you will keep in touch with us. If you have any news you'd like to update us on, or any questions about our alumni programme, you can contact us on:

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Forthcoming Alumni events

There are no forthcoming events at present.

The University of Cambridge alumni office also organise regular events for alumni.

Past Alumni events


Global Cambridge in Bristol

Saturday 4 February 2017, 2.30pm-6.00pm

Meet up with fellow alumni and immerse yourself in the University's world-leading research at Global Cambridge in Bristol.

Dr Bhaskar Vira of the Department of Geography will be speaking on his recent research activities. Dr Vira is the Founding Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute. He trained as an economist, and is Reader in Political Economy at the Department of Geography and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. His work looks at incentives for natural resource use and management, deals relating to the concept of ecosystem services, and how these overlap with poverty and human well-being.


1964 Alumni Visit

Over twenty Alumni who Matriculated in 1964 came back to see the department on Saturday 18th October 2014. The visit was organised by Paul Hopper (Downing), and the group had a buffet lunch in Downing College with Dick Grove as guest. Bill Adams (Head of Department) gave a short talk on the Department and the state of Geography

Department of Geography

Alumni Festival 2013

The weekend of 27th-29th September 2013 saw a variety of events around Cambridge for the Alumni Festival 2013, and Geography took part

Read about earlier events, including alumni talks given by former students of the Department.

Articles in CAM alumni magazine

We have assembled a collection of recent articles in CAM alumni magazine which feature the work of the Department and its members.

At home and astray

At Home and Astray

From CAM 77, Lent 2016

In this article Dr Philip Howell discusses the history of pet dogs, arguing that the cultural geography of public and private spheres is central to the definition of the 'pet'.


Fire Breather

From CAM 73, Michaelmas 2014

A profile of Professor of Volcanology Clive Oppenheimer.

CAM magazine

Charity begins at home

From CAM 66, Easter 2012

Dr Emma Mawdsley says that the rise of China and India is changing the way the world thinks about international aid and development.

CAM magazine

Right to reply: Heroes frozen in time

From CAM 60, Easter 2010

Professor Julian Dowdeswell Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, discusses the achievements of Captain Scott and his colleagues.

Pages of interest to alumni

Our main website contains a variety of pages hopefully of interest to former members of the Department. In particular, you might be interested to see: free e-mail forwarding is the free lifetime e-mail forwarding service for Cambridge Alumni. If you haven't already set your address, you can register now.

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