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Jemima’s research into music therapy

Geographers submit a piece of independent research – a dissertation – in the third year of their degree programme based on fieldwork undertaken during the summer vacation between second and third year. Current student Jemima shares some of her current … Continue reading

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A geographical consideration of the role of the modern-day medical receptionist

by Emily Harrison The medical receptionist traverses the interface between physician and patient, bureaucratic and clinical work, and emotional and administrative roles. The complexity of their position in the workforce is something largely ignored by academic literature, but which my … Continue reading

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Hothouse earth: Fantasy or Reality?

by Sophie Hughes According to planetary scientists, ‘hothouse earth’ is an encroaching and deadly concept – even if the reductions in carbon emissions called for in the Paris Agreement are reached, the earth’s climate may keel on to an irreversible … Continue reading

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Geographers in abundance at Keble’s annual Feast

Each year in December the College hosts the Founders’ and Benefactors’ Feast to which the most recent graduates who gained Firsts in their subjects are invited. This year the event took place in the Bodleian Library’s Divinity School – a … Continue reading

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Changes in the phenomenological experiences of landscape in rowing as a result of training

by Hannah Coles As a large proportion of my vacation was filled by rowing training I decided to investigate the experiences through a geographical lens. Inspired by Spinney’s (2006) kinaesthetic ethnography of Mont Ventoux, I decided to explore the ways … Continue reading

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The impact of student housing on rental markets in the UK

by Benedict Wiggins, Over the Summer, I spent a week living in a sizeable 8 bedroom house in one of the UK’s major cities, Bristol, in which a room was being rented by a friend of mine who currently attends … Continue reading

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UK Bovine Tb and Badger Cull Zones

by Barnaby Treneer A significant proportion of my summer holiday was spent working on my family’s farm in the Dartmoor National Park, Devon. We rear livestock, primarily cattle for beef which are sold at between nine months and twenty four … Continue reading

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Malta: Citizenship by Investment

by Lucy Duncan Over the summer I was visited by a family who are participating in Malta’s “Citizenship by Investment” programme that aims to provide Maltese citizenship, and therefore access to the European Union and the Schengen Area, to those … Continue reading

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Social and Spatial Exclusion of Indigenous Australians

by Jemima Richardson-Jones During my vacation I was fortunate to tour Australia for a month. Many of the tourist sites I visited celebrated the 50th anniversary of the outcome of the 1967 referendum in which Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islands … Continue reading

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Exploring the “world’s most dangerous city” – Medellín, Colombia

by Eliza Norris In 1988, Medellín was branded the ‘world’s most dangerous city’ (Time 1988). Merely twenty-five years later it was heralded the leading urban centre for innovation (Urban Land Institute 2013). From a reputation of mass homicides and rampant … Continue reading

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Summer Geographies winning assignment

For second year geographers returning to College in October, we ran a competition. Their brief was to submit a short piece of work in a style of their choice which presented something they did over the summer through a geographical … Continue reading

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Welcome new geographers

Some useful links to other sites as you settle in: Keble College Library: Oxford University Health and Welfare Services

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Exam successes

Congratulations to all our geographers who sat exams in May and June. They secured an excellent set of results across Prelims and Final Honours with a number of Firsts, Distinctions and a 2nd prize in the national Undergraduate Dissertation prize … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again…. BMW MINI Plant tour

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Geography 2nd Yr Human Geography Fieldvisit…

With rows and rows of mortar boards on the wall behind Amy, Aisling, Hannah and Emma, this location was not quite the homogeneous place that some hyper-globalists would have us believe…

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