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Geography at 100

In 2022, the King's Department of Geography celebrates its 100th anniversary – everything we have achieved, as well as our work to come.

Place, space, and time – Geography is all around us! It is in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the fabric of our cities and transport systems, the nature we enjoy. Equally, it is in climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness and biodiversity loss. Encompassing both human and physical perspectives, Geography shapes our understanding of the world – and for the past 100 years, Geography at King’s has been contributing to this knowledge.

Join us as we celebrate our centenary and look to the future of Geography. 

More events will be added to the programme throughout the year.

Where are we today?

Today, the Department of Geography at King’s sits within the School of Global Affairs, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy. Located in the centre of London, our horizon for geographical research and study is the world, but also the many ways in which our home city is deeply connected with the wider world, for example through environmental processes, human mobility, finance and power, ideas and culture. 

Along with teaching, our research community undertakes problem-solving research on critical environmental, urban and social issues such as climate change, disasters, smart cities, risk regulation, water, human migration and wildfire hazards.

Our research findings contribute to public debates and policy development on global, national and local scales. Three interdisciplinary hubs – King’s Climate, King’s Water Centre and Earth Observation & Environmental Sensing – bring together academics and practitioners to generate impact.

Our geographers are outward-looking and entrepreneurial, seeking to understand the social and environmental challenges faced by different societies around the world and demonstrating how geographers can make a difference.

In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework, the Department ranked in the top 10 for research power, with almost 90 per cent of our research rated as internationally excellent or world leading in quality.

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