File: Department of Geography

Scope and Content

The subject matter of the file is mostly bound up with funding and staffing problems in light of financial economies in the 1980s. It includes a paper by the then head of department Professor Ian Douglas, "From crisis to disaster" (1990); the possible use of residual GMC funds for subject-related research; the department's involvement in the Hulme Regeneration Project; the development of an ESRC-funded Regional Research Laboratory, "Urban Research and Policy Evaluation" , with University of Liverpool, and the opening of the Geographical Information System Laboratory (1987).

Former reference: 1243

Related Material

See VCA/7/629 for the period 1970-1985.