Geographers told their subject is in danger

June 14, 2002

The breadth and status of geography is in danger of being undermined as universities restructure their disciplines and faculties, the president of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers has warned.

Sir Ron Cooke (pictured), vice-chancellor of York University, gave the presidential address at this week's RGS-IBG annual general meeting. In it, he said geography was increasingly influencing scholarship in other disciplines while applications to study geography were falling.

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