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Bob Woods Prize 2013

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The RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group (PGRG) “Bob Woods Taught Postgraduate Dissertation (Masters) Prize” 2013.


The prize is named in honour of Professor Bob Woods, who passed away in 2011. Bob was an esteemed population geographer, with interests across the sub-discipline. He made an invaluable contribution to population geography for many decades. For those of you who didn’t know him, a biographical memoir, chronicling Bob’s life and work has been written for the British Academy by Phil Rees.


The 2013 prize is open to any taught postgraduate (Masters) dissertation with a population geography focus and the winner of the award receives £100.


Please send copies of nominated Population Geography dissertations (one per institution) to Dr Sam Scott (, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ. These dissertations should have been completed during the academic year 2012/13.


Deadline for entries is Friday 19th April 2013.


(The 2012 winner was Lauren Howes for her Masters Dissertation entitled ‘Shifting and negotiating identities: the Shan in Northern Thailand’ from the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield.)

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