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
Throughout February, we have been sharing resources via our social media that highlight the geographies of LGBTQ+ groups, increase their visibility and better understand their history and experiences.
25 February 2021
As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we asked five of our Chartered Geographers how using geographical thinking has supported them in their careers and why geography is important to them.
13 October 2020
The deadline for this year’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships is fast approaching.
24 February 2020
This month’s issue of Geographical explores the divisive legacy of Captain James Cook.
6 November 2019
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