Class notes – 1970s

Alumnus Kelvyn Jones (BSc Geography 1975; PhD Geography 1981) is now Professor of Human Quantitative Geography at the University of Bristol. He has received the UK’s highest accolade for social scientists – being elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Kelvyn is the first alumnus from Geography and Environment at Southampton to be awarded such a prestigious honour in the department’s 100-year history. The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences focusing on the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. Each year, it elects up to 42 outstanding UK-based scholars to its Fellowship who have achieved academic distinction reflected in scholarly research activity and publication.


Alumnus Michael Ramden (BA History, 1975) and his wife Sylvia welcomed their third great grandchild, with the arrival of Matilda Barkley, in January.

She joins Gracelyn (five) and Vincent (10 months) Hughes.

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