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August 2016

 hope you are enjoying summer - or winter, if you're below the Equator!

In this quick events round-up we bring news of two events in September (handily placed either side of a weekend), and warning of a possible change in future event notifications. There's also a link to the latest alumni magazine (see Right) and photos from recent events.

Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford
Friday 16th September, 4.15–5.30pm
"Arctic change: rapid warming and its consequences" Dr Heather Bouman, Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry (St John’s) & Dr Helen Johnson, Associate Professor of Physical Oceanography (St Cross), will be speaking as part of the wider weekend activities, to be held at the Mathematical Institute. Click here to book online.

Watts Fest: 50 Years of Geoscience 
Monday 19th September, OUMNH, Department, and Worcester College
With talks from 9am-5:15pm, a Drinks Reception in the Department, and Dinner at Worcester College, there's something for everyone. Click here to book online.

We hope to spend time calling alumni in September, in support of bursaries for the field mapping project. I do hope you will be able to spare time for our caller, and consider giving to this very vital part of the course.

I do hope we shall see you at an event, or speak to you soon!


 Alumni Dinner 2016

This year's Alumni Dinner took place at St Anne's College, with a Geological Graveyard tour and Greenland Expedition film beforehand. For more information, and photos from the event, please see our website.

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 Alumni Comms - the times they are a-changin'

Legislation around electronic communications may soon mean that Alumni Offices across the University will be prevented from contacting alumni by email unless we have your clear consent to do so. Sadly, giving us your email address is not deemed sufficient 'consent to use'  - as unintuitive as that may sound. If you are in doubt, and wish to continue hearing from us, register with our online community, or email the office for clarification.


Recent News

> Ballentine & Barry find huge helium reserves
>Size of eruption hinted at by restless volcanoes 
> Hess Medal for Alex Halliday 
> Helen Johnson wins MPLS Teaching Award 
> Sam Giles wins L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship


Upcoming Events

> Alumni Weekend
> Watts Fest  
> OUGS Careers Fair  

> Go to Events Calendar



Latest Magazine

Magazines should have landed on doorsteps already - if you have not received yours, do let us know as your contact details may be out of date. If you prefer to receive it via email only, do let us know!

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Alumni Lecture 2016

Professor Ray Pierrehumbert (centre) gave the 3rd annual Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology on Friday 27th May. Picture above with Dr Don Porcelli (L) and Professor Gideon Henderson (R).

> Watch online



Careers: help for students

Our Michaelmas Term careers fair looks set to be Friday 21st October. We welcome alumni from a range of earth science careers, including smaller, non-traditional employers. A recent survey showed the majority of our students are seeking career opportunities outside the traditional sectors. Contact us if you would like to get involved, or if you're a graduate looking for a new role.



Careers: help for you

Alumni can access careers advice at any stage of their career. Whether you're looking to change industry, find a new challenge, or gain promotion, the University Careers Service has a dedicated Alumni Careers Officer to help you. You can also attend any of our careers fairs.

> Find out more



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