Professor James B. Caird, Department of Geography

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Professor James B. Caird, Department of Geography

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Dr James Caird was educated at Perth Academy, then graduated with First Class Honours in Geography in 1950. In 1951 the University of Renne, in Brittany, bestowed him with the degree of Docteur de L'Universite for his thesis entitled 'Iles celtiques de Bretagne et d'Ecosse'. He joined the University of Glasgow Geography Department as an assistant, then appointed as Lecturer in 1957, and Senior Lecture in 1967 He had been an Advisoer of Sudies in the Faculty of Arts since 1966. He then became Dean of Faculty of Arts from 1965-1966 at the University of Ife, Nigeria. He was keenly interested in the subject of the historical geography of Scotland, and the evolution of rural settlements and crofting. He was a member of the Institute of British Geographers, a member of its Population Studies Group and of the Geography Panel of the Scottish Universities Entrance Board. Dr. James Caird became Chair of Geography at Dundee University in 1975.

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