School of Geography

School of Geography 125th Anniversary Celebration

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14 June 2019

Time: 12:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: Geography Building, Mile End campus

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This occasion is an opportunity for current and former students and staff to get together and share their experiences, as well as to hear about current developments in the School.

The event is open to undergraduate and postgraduate Geography, Geology and Environmental Science alumni of all years, both Queen Mary and Westfield, and those who completed single or joint honour programmes.


The programme
Please note all events will take place on or nearby to our Mile End campus

  • 12:00   Welcome
  • 12:10   Lunch and networking
  • 13:15   Field trips: 'A student perspective'
  • 13:25   Alumni Talk #1
                Professor Murray Gray, Honorary Professor of Geography, Queen Mary
  • 13:45   East London Field trip
  • 15:15   Alumni Talk #2
  • 15:45   Tea and free time 
  • 16:45   Alumni Talk #3
                David Wood (Geography and Economics BSc, 1999), Head of Geography, UK Government, and Jade Gilks (Geography                and Politics BA, 2012), Team Leader - Health Education Policy, Department of Education
  • 17:15   Drinks reception
  • 17:45   Dinner
  • 21:00   Close

Booking information

You can choose to attend the full programme or different elements of the day. The options are as follows:
  • Day only (12-6pm) - £25 per person
  • Evening only (5.30-9pm) - £35 per person
  • All day (12-9pm) - £55 per person
Guests are very welcome to join the occasion.

If you would like to attend, please book online. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0)20 7882 6468 to make a booking over the phone.

Please note that the booking deadline is Wednesday 5 June 2019. We regret that refunds will not be available after Friday 7 June.

If you are in touch with former classmates from the School of Geography, please extend the invitation to them. If you would like to help with getting a group together or locating lost friends, we would be happy to assist you. Please contact alumni@qmul.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6468.


Take a (field) trip down memory lane!
Fieldwork is an important - and memorable - part of geography and environmental science degree programmes by taking the learning out of the classroom and into the world and turning it into real and shared experiences.

As part of our afternoon programme, current and former staff from the School of Geography will be leading local East London field walks, where we will explore how the campus and its neighbourhood has changed. We hope this will be a chance to re-live some of your field trip experiences and spark some memories!


What field trips do you remember from your student days?
We are keen to hear your stories and see your photos - whether you are able to attend the 125th anniversary event or otherwise. If you're willing, we'd like to include your memorabilia in a display about fieldwork at the event.

If you would like to share any material, please send this to alumni@qmul.ac.uk