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Keble Geographer, Eliza, receives national award for her dissertation

Keble geographer Eliza Norris has been recognised by the Royal Geographical Society’s Political Geography Research Group and awarded their 2020 undergraduate dissertation prize. Her research in political geography offered a comparative study of underground hospitals in Israel and Syria. She … Continue reading

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Exam congratulations

Exam congratulations to all of our third years who graduated in 2020: Ruchi, Lucy, Emily, Eliza, Hannah, Olivia, Sophie, Jemima, Barney and Ben. Among the fabulous achievements, several of our students were awarded or nominated for prizes: Eliza Norris – … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus and Mobility Forum

I wanted to share a research forum with you, which went live today at University of Oxford: The Coronavirus and Mobility Forum https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/project/the-coronavirus-and-mobility-forum/ In the video available on the site ‘What can researchers do to help?’, Prof. Biao Xiang states … Continue reading

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Oxford Interviews – what to expect

One of our geographers has been involved in the creation of this podcast to enable you to learn more about coming to Oxford for an interview: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford/guide/interviews

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Winner of the Summer Geographies Prize – Annabel Morgan

Is Granny’s Geography Degree Outdated? Over summer vacation I visited my granny in Dorset, who studied Geography herself at University (centuries ago). Catching up over tea and biscuits, she was naturally curious about the course content in my first year. … Continue reading

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Runner-up Jamie Curtis on Climate Change Politics

To what extent might Greta Thunberg’s ‘School Strike for Climate’ movement contribute to contemporary climate change politics becoming increasingly post-political? This summer was the summer of Greta Thunberg: I have a dream. By using the concepts presented in Greta’s speech … Continue reading

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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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