Class of 1964 visit the Department of Geography
Senior lecturer Dr Dominic Fontana was delighted to give alumni a tour of the Geography department at their 50 year reunion:
50 years of Geography degrees at Portsmouth
Five of the very first Geography Degree students and Dr John Chapman, one of the staff who taught them, visited the Department on Friday, 12 September. This marks 50 years since the first cohort of students founded the Department of Geography at Portsmouth. At the time the Department was housed in a wartime Nissen hut on the High Street in Old Portsmouth. Dr Dominic Fontana showed the group around the Department’s current home in Buckingham Building and around the newly refurbished Portland Building. The group were most impressed by the facilities provided for our students and reminisced about the very basic accommodation they had back in 1964. Dr Fontana observed, “The University has certainly grown and developed enormously over the half-century and many thousands of students have graduated in Geography."
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