Hugh Brammer (M.A. Geography, Cambridge University, 1951) worked for over 60 years as a soil scientist and agricultural advisor, becoming a leading geographer and the foremost authority on the soils and agro-ecology of Bangladesh.
He was awarded an OBE and Honorary Fellowship at the Society, and received the Society's Busk Medal in 2006 for his great contributions to the understanding of tropical soils and agriculture. He also published the book Arsenic Pollution: A Global Synthesis in the RGS-IBG Book Series in 2011.
Hugh was devoted to the investigation of the natural complexity of Bangladesh, and was honored by the President of Bangladesh and UN Food and Agriculture Organization for his work. Public policy makers and NGO’s who worked with Hugh will remember him for his considered, evidence based and truthful advice.
A full tribute for Hugh can be found on remembr.com and in The Guardian.
Image: Hugh Brammer
To mark Earth Day, we’re making our recent Monday night lecture by Emily Penn, Navigating our way towards a plastic-free ocean, free to view for until Monday 25 April.
22 April 2022
The Society’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships offer grants of £1,500 to enable students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in an overseas fieldwork project led by an academic member of staff at their university.
15 February 2022
The Geospatial Commission launched its National Geospatial Strategy yesterday.
17 June 2020
Based on a research project looking at extreme weather events in the past, present and future, we have put together a series of resources to help students learn about extreme weather.
11 February 2019
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