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Alumni Events

Our alumni events offer the opportunity to learn more about what is currently happening in the Department of Earth Sciences, in addition to the opportunity to meet with old friends and network with other Earth Science professionals.

Forthcoming Alumni Events

 Alumni Day and Dinner, Saturday 12 May 2018

Our next Alumni Day and Dinner will be held on Saturday, 12 May 2018. There will be a particular focus on those that graduated in a year ending in an 8, 1958, 68, 78, 88, and 2008, but as always, all alumni are welcome.

Starting at 2pm, there will be talks and activities throughout the afternoon in the department, followed by a wine reception in the Sedgwick Museum at 5pm and dinner in the Dining Hall at Trinity Hall from 7:30pm. Partners and spouses are very welcome. 

Please if you have any questions, or wish to contact others in your year. Do save the date and spread the word amongst your year group and contemporaries.


Research Talks and Seminars

Alumni are welcome to attend the Department of Earth Sciences talks and seminars. The programme of talks is available here. Do please contact Alison at if you plan to attend so that we know to expect you.

Recent Events

2017 Alumni Day and Dinner - Saturday 13 May 2017

We were delighted to welcome 150 alumni and their guests, from across seven decades,  for our 12th Alumni Day & Dinner in May. The day’s activities included talks, tours of the Godwin Lab and Microanalysis Suite and displays in the Library and Museum.  Our popular undergraduate mapping talks were followed by Emeritus Professor Dan McKenzie marking Plate Tectonics at 50. Some of the many photos taken on the day are available on Flickr and YouTube.  Thank you to all who were able to join us.

Do save the date for next year’s Alumni Day on Saturday 12 May 2018, there will be a particular focus on those who graduated in years ending with an 8, but once again, all of you are welcome.

Thank you to Charlie Eardley and Greg Palmer for recording the event.

Cambridge Earth Sciences Alumni Panel Discussion – Tuesday 22 November 2016

Climate Change: A view from the past

Alumni and guests joined us at The Geological Society, London for our second Earth Sciences Alumni Panel Discussion. Short introductions from the panel members were followed by questions from the floor, expertly directed by Lord Oxburgh KBE, Crossbench (Independent) member of the House of Lords and former Head of Department 1980-88. Afterwards alumni had the opportunity to meet the panel and one another informally in the Lower Library where drinks and canapés were served. Photos of the evening are available on Flickr.

In addition to thanking alumni who attended and contributed to the debate, we would like to thank Lord Oxburgh, who did an excellent job as Chair, and our panellists Professor David Hodell, Professor Eric Wolff, Dr Alexandra Turchyn and Alex Maskell.


Upcoming events

2018 Alumni Day and Dinner

May 12, 2018

Department of Earth Sciences

Upcoming events

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