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Department of Geography


100 years of Cambridge Geography

In 2019, Cambridge Geography celebrates 100 years of the BA in Geography at the University of Cambridge. We celebrated with a host of events for current staff and students, alumni and members of the public. Videos of some of our events can be viewed below.

Centenary Lecture Series

For our Centenary Lecture Series we welcomed back alumni who have gone on to become leading academic minds across the globe.

Professor Linda McDowell, University of Oxford

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

25 October 2018

Professor Harriet Bulkeley, University of Durham

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

22 November 2019

Professor Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia

Bloody Geography: injured bodies and the space of modern war

7 February 2019

Professor Stuart Lane, University of Lausanne

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

7 March 2019

The Spirit and Purpose of Geography

9 April 2019

This evening panel discussion at the Royal Geographical Society involved key alumni from the worlds of policy, economics, NGOs and broadcasting, as well as an audience of over 550 Cambridge alumni, discussing the spirit and purpose of Geography as a discipline.


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