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The Cambridge Centenary

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

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Unfortunately, due to enormous demand and following a second release of tickets, this is event is now SOLD OUT. We are keeping a waiting list, but we do not envisage being able to add to the capacity of this event again. We are so sorry to all those who did not get a ticket and hope you will be able to join us at another of our centenary events listed below.

To join the waiting list, please email

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

The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, 6pm

Royal Geographical Society

Join the University of Cambridge Department of Geography for a public panel reflecting on 'The Spirit and Purpose of Geography'. As the Department celebrates 100 years, the event will explore what Geography means in the modern world, and how a geographical mindset can be used to meet many of the world's greatest challenges. Featuring Cambridge Geography alumni from the worlds of governance, finance, broadcasting and policy, the event will comprise a panel discussion, followed by audience Q and A.

Confirmed speakers:

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

This is event is free and is open to students, alumni, school groups and members of the public - all welcome!

Booking is open now.

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.

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

Past lectures: (videos to be uploaded soon)
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

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.