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The Cambridge Centenary

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100 years of Cambridge Geography Centenary Day - 29th June 2019

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Join us to celebrate 100 years of the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. The afternoon will begin at 1pm with a chance for alumni to revisit the Department, catch up with old friends and current staff and explore a host of exhibits on the Department's work and its history. This will be followed by a series of talks on the Department, its history and a panel discussion on Climate Futures, featuring a number of our leading researchers and alumni.

Then at 4pm follow us over to Pembroke College where you can be joined by your spouse or guests for an afternoon tea and a chance to reconnect and reminiscence until 6pm.

Please note that guest tickets are limited to 2 per person and are allocated on a first come first served basis. If you require a carer's ticket, please email

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!​Please note that the date has changed from 22nd June as previously announced.


Department of Geography Centenary Lecture Series: The Geographical Imagination

To celebrate 100 years of Cambridge Geography we are welcoming back some of our ex-students and staff who have gone on to achieve high levels of success in Geography academia. Alumni are warmly invited to attend all events: there is no need to book.

All lectures will take place in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge and commence at 5pm.

Linda McDowell

25 October 2018

Border Crossings: geographies of class, gender, mobility and migration

Professor Linda McDowell, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University

Harriet Bulkeley

22 November 2018

Climate Changed Urban Futures: imaginaries, experiments and justice in the Anthropocene city

Professor Harriet Bulkeley, University of Durham

Derek Gregory

7 February 2019

Bloody Geography: injured bodies and the space of modern war

Professor Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia

Stuart Lane

7 March 2019

Stratigraphical Discourse in the Anthropocene: towards a more critical geographical tradition

Professor Stuart Lane, University of Lausanne

The Spirit and Purpose of Geography Public Panel- Tuesday 9 April 2019

The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, 6pm

Royal Geographical Society

Cambridge Geography welcomes back some of its most influential alumni from the worlds of finance, governance, NGOs and broadcasting to explore the role of Geography in modern society.

Bookings will open January 2019


  • Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, former Director General of the National Trust
  • Belinda Gordon, Director of Strategy, Green Alliance
  • Matthew Price, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, Chief Correspondent
  • Dominic Waughray, Head of the World Economic Forum Centre for Global Public Goods

Past events

Information about past events held for alumni at the Department of Geography can be found in our archive.


Is it coming up to an anniversary year since you matriculated at Cambridge? Will you be holding a get together? We are always happy to host reunion groups here at the Department, and can help with the organisation. Got an idea for a reunion event? Let us know.

Talks and seminars

Alumni are welcome to attend our programme of public lectures and Departmental seminars, information available via our events listing. If you'd like to come along to a talk or lecture, please contact us.

University of Cambridge alumni events

The University run a wide-ranging series of events for alumni around the world- wherever you are, and whatever interests you, you're bound to find something that suits!

The University of Cambridge also run three annual Festivals: the Festival of Ideas, the Science Festival and Open Cambridge for alumni and members of the public. Look out for Geography as part of these programmes.