We are Oxford Geography Society, a student-run society at the University of Oxford which is open to anyone with an interest in geography. We regularly organise popular social and careers events, as well as hosting a wide range of speakers, including the likes of Professor Danny Dorling, Professor Joe Smith (Director of the Royal Geographical Society), and Jack Waley-Cohen on his geography-based start-up, what3words.
We feel the Society has an important role to play within the University, and aim to bring together a diverse community of geographers and non-geographers through a range of social and academic events. Our aim is threefold: to promote geography within Oxford University through speaker events, debates and seminars; to provide a social setting for students of all years groups and subjects; and to encourage and accommodate career opportunities for students studying geography.
Previously called the Herbertson Society, Oxford’s original geography society was named after renowned geographer Andrew John Herbertson, one of the first Readers at the University’s School of Geography – which was itself one of the first geography departments at a university in Britain!
Andrew John Herbertson (1865-1915)
The Society’s constitution can be found below: