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Freshers' Cocktails 2018

7 Oct 2018

🍸CUGS Freshers Cocktails is BACK! 🍸   This is a perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow geographers, get free drinks and start pres for Sunday Life!   Revolution has also promised a DJ and with the chance of karaoke - is there a better way to get to know each other?   On entry, y...

CUGS Garden Party 2018

15 Jun 2018

We are delighted to announce the return of our much loved CUGS Garden Party! Members and non-members alike, come and celebrate the end of term in style at one of the highlights of the CUGS calendar. We hope you can join us on Friday the 15th of June for an afternoon of free-flowing drink, summer food and Cambridge's fi...

CUGS Takes Prague

5 Jan 2018

CUGS' second annual trip has landed and this year, it's going to be bigger than ever!! Kick off your 2018 the right way and join us for a huge 3 nights in Prague! 🇨🇿 Not only will we be heading to one of Europe's party capitals - and home of the cheapest pint - but Czech out the trip's brilliant price! For just £215*, ...

Dame Fiona Reynolds - The Fight for Beauty

8 Nov 2017

For our third speaker of Michaelmas CUGS proudly welcomes Dame Fiona Reynolds, where she will deliver a talk based on her recent book "The Fight for Beauty" - outlined below. Dame Fiona is the former Director-General of the National Trust and previously Director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England as wel...

Andrew Jack - Geography and Journalism

2 Nov 2017

Andrew Jack, Cambridge Geography alumnus, will be coming in to speak about his work as Editor at the Financial Times & head of aggregation/chief curator. His career has included work on Foreign affairs, public policy, health, Russia, France, Africa, nonprofits, culture. He is author of the books 'Inside Putin’s Russia'...

Linda McDowell - Moving stories

25 Oct 2017

CUGS kicks off the new term by warmly welcoming the leading economic geographer and ethnographer, Linda McDowell CBE FBA. Linda McDowell is a Senior Professorial Researcher at the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment where her research has centred on the connections between economic restructuring, labour mark...

Saskia Sassen - Geographies of Expulsion

2 Mar 2017

Geographies of Expulsion Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography The past two decades have seen a sharp growth in the number of people, enterprises, and places expelled from the core social and economic orders of our time. Once expelled, a kind of strange invisibility sets...

Jason Dittmer - The UK in the World / The World in the UK: Affect, Everyday Diplomacy and the National Interest

21 Feb 2017

The UK in the World / The World in the UK: Affect, Everyday Diplomacy and the National Interest Tuesday 21st February 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography This lecture will offer an account of British foreign policy that starts not with elite decisions made in Whitehall, but with the alre...

Nicholas Crane - The Making of the British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present

9 Feb 2017

The Making of the British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present Thursday 9th February 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography From ancient ritual landscapes to the building of the Shard, humans have shaped this island habitat as powerfully as it has shaped us. Using the latest research ...

Joe Smith - Climate Change in the Media: The greatest story never told?

2 Feb 2017

Climate Change in the Media: The greatest story never told? Thursday 2nd February 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, and at the same time a story that the mainstream media seem to have little appetite for. What is going w...

Richard Wilkinson - Income Differences and Dysfunctional Societies

24 Jan 2017

Income Differences and Dysfunctional Societies Tuesday 24th January 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography Richard will explain why societies with large income differences between rich and poor are dysfunctional societies.  He will also show how inequality damages our mental health and well...

AMSTERDAM! Jan 2017

9 Jan 2017

  BOOK HERE   CUGS is going on holiday and you're invited! Join us in the buzzing European city of Amsterdam in January 2017. The perfect opportunity to be with Geographers and non-geographers outside the lecture theatre but with no work to do!Included in the fantastic base price is 2 nights central B&B accommodatio...

Mark Maslin - Geography of our Future: Understanding the consequences of the Anthropocene

1 Dec 2016

Geography of our Future: Understanding the consequences of the Anthropocene Thursday 1st December, 6:00pm to 7:15pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Geography Department   Geography is the discipline of our future. It is clear that Humanity has become a geological superpower and hence we are already in the Anthropocene. Acknow...

Dominic Waughray - Global Environmental Risks and the role of Public-Private Solutions: A New 2030 Agenda

15 Nov 2016

Global Environmental Risks and the role of Public-Private Solutions: A New 2030 Agenda Tuesday 15th November 2016, 5:30 - 6:45pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Geography Department   Concern among scientists is at an all-time high as to how we can secure the future of our global environmental commons; and the World Economic ...

Gillian Rose - Visualising the City Digitally

1 Nov 2016

Visualising the City Digitally Tuesday 1st November 2016, 6:00pm to 7:15pmLarge Lecture Theatre, Geography Department   Digital technologies of various kinds are now the means through which many cities are made visible and their spatialities negotiated. From casual snaps shared on Instagram to elaborate photo-realis...

Andrew Goudie - Desert Geomorphology Developments over Five Decades

18 Oct 2016

Desert Geomorphology Developments over Five Decades Tuesday 18th October 2016, *5:30 to 6:45pm*Large Lecture Theatre, Geography Department   Over the last five decades, the study of the Geomorphology of Deserts has been changed. This is as a result of the development of new technologies, including remote sensing, pl...

Freshers’ Fair

5 Oct 2016

CUGS presents The Great British Garden Party

10 Jun 2016

You are warmly invited to CUGS' annual garden party. Members and non-members alike, please come and join us in the secluded sun-drenched gardens of Darwin College this June. Expect free-flowing drink and a celebration of the best of British afternoon tea. A delectable selection of crafted cakes, sandwiches and summ...

CUGS Garden Party 2014 - Under the Sea

14 Jun 2014

The highlight of your May Week has arrived: The Cambridge University Geographical Society (CUGS) will be hosting our annual Garden Party on Saturday 14th June in the Trinity Hall Fellows' Garden. The theme is 'Under the Sea' and we have some very exciting food, drinks and ents lined up for your enjoyment! Entertainment...