The college normally three candidates each year for Geography. Their course of study is organized by Dr. Lorraine Wild, (St Hilda’s College), who teaches the compulsory human geography parts of the course, and Dr. Ash Parton (Mansfield College), who teaches the equivalent in physical geography.
In second and third year, students pick three optional papers from a selection that spans human and physical geography. These papers are generally taught by specialist tutors from across the university.
Geography at Oxford is a departmentally-organized subject and geographers at Regent’s have full access, alongside those from all other colleges, to the facilities of the School of Geography and the Environment (SOGE), which is under 10 minutes’ walk from the college. In the second year, students participate in a week long field course, organised by the school. Recent destinations have included Copenhagen and Tenerife.
The college itself has built up a good working library of geography books over the years, so most basic needs are met. However, the Radcliffe Science Library, which contains most books ever needed, is only 5 minutes away.
Generally, the geographers have played a very active part in the college JCR, as well as the college’s various sports teams. They have also demonstrated a string of good examination results in Finals. Full details of the course together with the interests of the tutors will be found on the SOGE website. Prospective applicants are encouraged to email one of the two tutors if they have questions about the course, the college, or the entry procedure.