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Oliver Rackham

Oliver Rackham, British botanist, historical ecologist. Member British Ecological Society, Botanical Society of the British Isles, Landscape History Society.

Background

  • Rackham, Oliver was born on October 17, 1939 in Bungay, Suffolk, England. Son of Geoffrey Herbert and Norah Kathleen (Wilson) Rackham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cambridge (England) University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1964. Doctorate (honorary), University Essex.

    Career

    • Fellow Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, since 1964. Junior proctor Cambridge University, 1996-1997.

    Works

    • The Illustrated History of the Countryside
    • Oliver Rackham's book tells the many-layered story of the British landscape using landscape photography and a series of photographic essays, describing eight of the author's walks within areas of natural beauty.
    • The Making of the Cretan Landscape
    • This is the first book to help the visitor understand Crete's remarkable landscape, which is just as spectacular as the island's rich archaeological heritage.

    Religion

    Denomination: Anglican

    Membership

    Member British Ecological Society, Botanical Society of the British Isles, Landscape History Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Archaeology (especially of timber structures), conservation of buildings.

    Connections

    • father: Geoffrey Herbert Rackham
    • mother: Norah Kathleen (Wilson) Rackham
    Oliver Rackham
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    Born October 17, 1939
    Nationality
    • 1961
      Cambridge (England) University
    • 1964
      Cambridge (England) University
    • 1964
      Fellow, Corpus Christi College
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1996 - 1997
      junior proctor Cambridge University