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Tributes to Hugh Prince

Colleagues and friends assemble to mark his passing

Tributes to Hugh Prince

Family, colleagues and friends gathered to mark Hugh Prince’s passing at his funeral in St Albans on 14th March. They included venerable representatives of his generation, including Professors Bill Mead and Eric Brown from UCL, and Michael Wise from LSE, as well as current and other former UCL colleagues.  Today’s cohort of senior British historical geographers was also well represented, including Alan Baker (Cambridge), Robin Butlin (Leeds), Stephen Daniels (Nottingham), Felix Driver (Royal Holloway UL), Roger Kain (UL School of Advanced Studies), Linda Newson, (KCL/SAS), Tony Philips (Keele), and Terry Slater (Birmingham).

During the ceremony, Hugh Clout reviewed Hugh’s life and achievements (see below), and Peter Wood presented a selection of the tributes received from friends and colleagues, including former PhD students, in Australia, Canada, the United States, France, Ireland and the UK.  All commended Hugh’s scholarship, his original contributions to historical geography, his personal qualities of courtesy, kindness and encouragement to others, especially young scholars, and also his sometimes mischievous sense of fun. As a colleague in the department wrote; “I have so valued his presence and collegiality even over these few years…. It is indeed very hard to believe he won’t just walk through the door at the next seminar.”

See also Journal of Historical Geography obituary on-line: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305748813000364


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