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Geography at UCL celebrates 100 years of 'Leading the Way'

4 February 2003

UCL's Department of Geography celebrates its centenary during 2003.

A century of research and teaching in geography A number of publications, exhibitions and events are planned throughout the year to commemorate its distinguished history and achievements.

Professor Hugh Clout's research into the history of the department from its founding to the present was published in January 2003. A centennial report summarising the department's current activities and research will be published in March 2003.

Among the events planned is an exhibition in early April, to be continued in the department at 26 Bedford Way for the rest of the year, a programme of lectures by distinguished speakers and an expedition by staff and students to the Ruwenzori - 'The Mountains of the Moon' - in Uganda.

One of the largest geography departments in the UK, it is one of only two to receive the top grade (equivalent to a '5*A') in every Research Assessment Exercise so far. The department has consistently produced pioneering work across the spectrum of the subject, particularly environmental science, geographical applications of satellite and computer technology and in many aspects of human geography.