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Season’s greetings from Earth Sciences!

Christmas is upon us and with the New Year fast approaching, we have a jam-packed calendar of upcoming Alumni events for you in 2019.

Join us for drinks at the Counting House pub in central London on Thursday 7th February; come and see Professor Alex Halliday present the Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology in Oxford on Friday 1st March; and meet up with old friends and colleagues at the 2019 Earth Sciences Alumni Dinner at St. Cross College on Saturday 18th May. More details and invitations to follow soon, but please contact me if you would further information.

We hope to see you at one or all of the events next year, but in the meantime we wish you a Merry Christmas and all the very best for the festive season!

With all best wishes,


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OUGS Geosciences Careers Fair

The 6th annual Geosciences Careers Fair saw employers and alumni from Atkins, BP, Cornish Lithium, ERC Equipoise, Shell, RMS, Guralp Systems, CGG, and Aurora Energy Research as well as representatives from our Careers Service and the Doctoral Training Programme

If you can spare time to share insights from your industry at our event next year, or have graduate or internship recruitment opportunities suitable for our students, please contact Isobel Walker.


Barry Parsons Symposium

Professor Barry Parsons gave a public lecture at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on using satellite remote sensing to understand earthquake risk. The lecture was given as part of the 2-day celebration of his career, to mark his 70th birthday. This was followed by a day of talks by friends and colleagues, including Juliet Biggs, Anny Cazenave, Claude Jaupart, Peter Molnar, John Sclater, Marion Thomas and Peizhen Zhang. The symposium was supported by the Royal Astronomical Society and COMET, and concluded with a drinks reception in the department and a fantastic dinner at Exeter College.


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London Meet-Up


Thursday 7th February 2019 at The Counting House (near Bank Station) from 6:30pm.

Our first event of 2019 offers a chance to catch up informally with friends and faculty. Tickets are free, but do sign up to let us know how many to expect. We hope to see you there!

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Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology


Professor Alex Halliday will present the 2019 Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology on Friday 1st March 2019. The event will be held in the Oxford Department of Physics.

> Go to Events Calendar


2019 Alumni Dinner

Save the date! The 2019 Alumni Dinner will be taking place on Saturday 18th May. All Earth Sciences alumni, their partners and families are warmly invited to join us for a series of short talks/activities in the department; followed by a wine reception and dinner at St. Cross College.

More details to follow soon.

> Go to Events Calendar


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