Institutions and disciplinary fortunes

Two moments in the history of UK geography in the 1960s - I: Geography in the 'plateglass universities'

Ron Johnston*

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Abstract

Geography grew rapidly within British universities during the 1950s and 1960s. At the beginning of the latter decade, however, the discipline was excluded from most of the new universities established to meet expanding student demand. This first essay in a pair looks at why such an ostensibly successful discipline was not incorporated in the plans for those new institutions, focusing on the external view of geography at the time and on its lack of effective champions in the highest 'corridors of power', notably its learned societies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-78
Number of pages22
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

Keywords

  • Geography
  • Learned societies
  • New universities
  • UK

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