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Virtual Geographical Society Event

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We are delighted to invite all Girton Geographers, and all current Geography Fellows and Students, to the biennial Geographical Society event on Wednesday 1 February 2023, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm GMT. Please see below the draft programme for the event.

To register for this event please complete the online booking form at the top right corner of this page. We will be in touch with you nearer the time with the full programme and the Zoom meeting details.

We hope you are able to join us at this special occasion. 

Draft Programme

7.00pm              Welcome and introduction: Dr Harriet Allen (Geography, 1977) Official Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Geography and Education.

7.05-7.45pm      Dissertation talk by recent graduate Sam Allen (Geography, 2019) on A Ticking Lyme Bomb? Health Geographies in the Anthropocene – followed by Q&A

7.45-8.25pm      Dr Evelina Gambino, Margaret Tyler Research Fellow in Geography, on A future that never comes: piecing together logistical failure on the Black Sea coast – followed by Q&A

8.25-8.30pm      Concluding Remarks: Dr Amy Donovan, Official Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Geography.


Sam Allen studied Geography at Girton from 2019–2022. During that time he developed an interest in the Anthropocene-health nexus, and particularly the role of anthropogenic environmental changes on vector-borne disease risk. This culminated in his dissertation, assessing the relationship between climate and land-use changes on Lyme disease incidence in Pennsylvania. Since graduating, Sam has commenced an MPhil in Population Health Sciences at Magdalene College, Cambridge, specialising in infectious diseases.

Evelina Gambino is the Margaret Tyler Research Fellow in Geography at Girton College. Her research is concerned with a situated analysis of global logistics. Working across large infrastructures in the Republic of Georgia and the South Caucasus, Evelina seeks to map the ways in which planetary projects of circulation, such as the Belt and Road Initiative, are translated into local contexts. In dialogue with feminist critiques of capitalism, her analysis highlights the different kinds of work that this translation entails.

For any questions about this event please contact the events team on +44 (0)1223 764935 or

This is an online event, and we will use the conferencing platform Zoom. If you wish to attend, please ensure that you have downloaded the Zoom software onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.