Ron Johnston was a distinguished political and urban geographer. He was the author of more than 50 books and 800 papers, and edited a huge number of publications. He held positions at many universities over a broad career, including chairs in geography departments at the University of Canterbury, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Bristol. In 1992, Ron was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex.
Ron was also the President of the Institute of British Geographers in 1991, after being its Secretary from 1982 to 1985.
Ron was twice honoured by the Society for his research achievements, with the Murchison Award in 1985, and the Victoria Medal in 1990.
A full obituary for Ron will be published in the Geographical Journal in due course.
Ron Johnston (1941 – 2020)
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