We are a student-run society at the University of Oxford, open to anyone with an interest in Geography. We run social and career events, and have a wide range of speaker events supplementary to departmental talks.
Anyone affiliated with Oxford University can become a member; this is a fantastic way of meeting people across the University, and seeing your fellow Geographers in a setting other than the lecture theatre!
7pm, Monday 5th March (Week 8), Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment Facebook event
The GeogSoc AGM will be held at 7pm on Monday, 5th March (8th Week) in the Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre at the School of Geography and the Environment, with elections for a new committee for the next year being held after the AGM. The AGM and committee elections are only open to current members, with food and refreshments provided.
If you are interested in running for a committee position, applications for the roles will open on Monday, 12th February (Week 5) and close on Wednesday, 28th February (Week 7). Only current members of GeogSoc are eligible to apply.
Please send your applications by replying to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and include the following before the deadline in 7th week:
- Manifesto (no more than 150 words saying why you would be suited for the role)
- And a photo of yourself
The role available are:
- President – As the president of the society, Zak represents the society at our events. He chairs the committee meetings and oversees the rest of the committee members. The president also provides help to the committee members when organising our events. Fancy yourself to be the next president of GeogSoc? Contact Zak through the GeogSoc Facebook Page to find out more about what he does as President.
- Treasurer – Jack is in charge of managing the accounts and working with other members of the committee to put on a range of events while ensuring we stay within budget. Want some experience managing a budget? Treasurer is the role for you! Contact Jack through the GeogSoc Facebook page to find out more!
- Secretary – Jenny, our secretary, manages all the admin such as signing up new members and booking rooms for talks. She also takes the minutes for the committee meetings and makes sure the society adheres to its constitution. Message Jenny through the GeogSoc Facebook page if you have any questions about her role!
- Social Officer – Charlotte’s role on the committee is to organise the social events throughout year. This means you can get to know people from other colleges and other years whilst having fun in the process. Want to be our next Social Officer? Contact Charlotte via the GeogSoc Facebook page to find out more!
- Events Officer – Laura is the Events Officer. She contacts potential speakers and arranges for them to speak to our society. Laura also works with other societies to hold joint events and organises the refreshments we have at our speaker events. You can contact Laura through the GeogSoc Facebook page if you have any questions about her role!
- Careers Officer – Lizzie organises the termly careers events by working with the department careers officer. She also works with possibly employees to make sure we get the right careers advise. Think you want to be the next careers officer? Contact Sophie through the Facebook page to find out more about the role.
- Marketing and IT Officer – James manages the website and social media feeds to advertise the society. He also provides technical support at events and help towards the general running of the society. Drop a message on the GeogSoc Facebook page if you want to hear more about this role!
Interested to find out more? Have a look on the committee page on our website, or keep checking our Facebook page for descriptions of roles available this year. You can also message the Facebook page to talk directly to our committee.
We hope to see your application soon!
N.B. Please note that the deadline for applications to be on the committee have been extended to Wednesday, 28th February (Week 7).
N.B.B. Please note that the venue for the AGM and committee elections will now be at the Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre at the School of Geography and the Environment.
4pm, Tuesday 27th February (Week 7), J Gottmann Room, School of Geography and the Environment. Facebook event
Michael Perring from the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University will be joining us to give a talk on his expertise in restoring ecosystems and temperate forest plant communities facing climate change. His research interests include: interactions among land use legacies and contemporary environmental change on ecosystem properties; the use of plant traits to project community assembly and ecosystem function; and ecological restoration interventions and targets in the Anthropocene.
The talk will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, 27th February (Week 7) in the J Gottmann Room at the School of Geography and the Environment. Entry is free for all GeogSoc members, and £3 for non-members. If you are interested in joining the Society, please contact us for more information.
1pm, Friday 26th January (Week 2),Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. Facebook event
Join us this Friday (26th Jan) as we host Ian Curtis, Development Officer at the School of Geography and the Environment to discuss careers in geography and what paths Oxford geography alumni have entered following graduation.
The event will be held on Friday of 2nd Week at 1.30pm at the Habakkuk Room in Jesus College.
NOTE: This event will now be at 1pm this Friday 26th January. The venue of the event is still at the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College.
8pm, Tuesday 28th November (Week 8), Harold Wilson Room, Jesus College. Facebook event
With free drinks and Christmas snacks, come join us at the Harold Wilson Room in Jesus College at 8pm on Tuesday, 28th November. Everyone is welcome to attend; £5 entry if you are not a GeogSoc member yet, and members will just need to bring along their membership card.
If you would like to reminded of the event on the day, just express your interest on Facebook.
5pm, Thursday 12th October (Week 1), Habbakuk Room, Jesus College. Facebook event
Oxford Geography Society is excited to announce our first event of Michaelmas 2017, as we host best-selling author and frequent contributor to The Guardian, Professor Danny Dorling from the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, to talk about his new book “The Equality Effect: Improving life for everyone”.
The event will be held at the Habbakuk Room at Jesus College, Oxford at 5pm on Thursday, 12 October (Week 1). The talk will be 45 minutes long, followed by a 30-minute discussion for questions.
The event is free to GeogSoc members, and £3 for non-members. After the event, students who wish to join GeogSoc, especially First Years, will have the opportunity to purchase membership.
We are pleased to announce our annual ‘Pimm’s & Cookies’ this year! Come join us with fellow students, friends and staff at the University Parks as we celebrate the end of a great year of map colouring, fieldtrips and other wonderful geography antics.
The event will be held on Thursday, 15th June (Week 8) at 2pm at the University Parks (weather permitting). Anyone and everyone is free to attend, with an assortment of drinks and cookies available:
– Pimms: £2 per glass
– Cookies: £1 each
– **DEAL: 2 glasses of Pimm’s and 2 cookies are £3 for members, £5 for non-members
– Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.