Chancellor marks Geography centenary

HRH The Prince Philip has launched celebrations to mark 100 years of Geography at the University.

Gates of Geography at High School Yards

The Chancellor met staff and students at the Institute of Geography, where he saw an exhibition of archive material and research work.

He viewed films, photos, and posters relating to research in Antarctica, Brazil, Greenland, Peru, Malaysia, Cameroon and Belize as well as in Scotland.

Year of celebration

Geography Centenary logo - A century of teaching geography 1908 - 2008

A year-long series of events is planned to mark the Centenary, focusing on the theme ‘Geography - Then and Now’.

These include talks given by guest speakers including Michael Palin and Nicholas Crane, a reunion reception and an open day for alumni.

An exhibition in the Geography building in Drummond Street will feature archive materials illustrating geographical work over the last 100 years.

Fundraising appeal

To mark the anniversary, Geography has also launched the Centenary Research Fund.

During his visit, the Chancellor met donors Derek and Maureen Moss, and Alan Steel, who have made significant contributions in support of this Fund.