LANGLANDS, Bryan Wooleston (1928-1989)

Scope and Content

Memorandum by Prof Bryan W Langlands of his experiences while at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 1974-1975 including account of the arrest and trial of Denis Cecil Hills for treason, also other incidents relating to President Idi Amin and the British community in Uganda, and on University politics at Makerere.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Bryan Wooleston Langlands (1928-1989) was Professor of Geography at the University of Ulster at Coleraine and was killed in the British Airways crash of BD092 at Kegsworth. He had spent much of his time in Uganda and accumulated a large library on various aspects of African historical geography.


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Access Information

Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Acquisition Information

Given to the ICS by Professor Langlands.

Other Finding Aids


Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Separated Material

The bulk of B W Langlands papers are held in the Department of Geography, University College Cork.

Conditions Governing Use

Not to be quoted without permission from the heirs of Professor Langlands.


There is an obituary of B W Langlands in 'Irish Geography' 22 (1) 1989, 61-63).