Collection UR-SF 59 - Adrian Hodd Collection

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UR-SF 59


Adrian Hodd Collection


  • 1972 - 1975 (Creation)

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129 items

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Biographical history

Dr Adrian Hodd studied Geography at Cambridge University from 1968 to 1971 then was employed by the University of Dundee as a Research Assistant in the Geography department from 1971 to 1975. During his time in the department he completed his PhD Thesis, "Draining the Carse of Gowrie", (1974-5), before going on to produce two further works in the same vein, "Runrig on the Eve of Agricultural Revolution in Scotland" (1974) and "Cultivation of Orchard Fruits in the Carse of Gowrie" (1975), both of which were published in the Scottish Geographical Magazine. He also worked with Professor S J Jones on his research interests.
Hodd left the university world and for the next 34 years pursued various posts in school teaching and local authority educational administration in Lancashire, Cumbria, West Sussex, Lincolnshire and East Sussex. His last substantive post was as Headteacher of Lewes Old Grammar School, East Sussex, and he retired from this post in 2000. He has since carried out some teaching on a part-time basis at an international school near Hastings, finally entering full time retirement in July 2008. In 2009 he was aged 60.

Archival history

The material was donated to the University of Dundee as a record of the research Adrian Hodd conducted during his time in the Geography department during the 1970's.

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Scope and content

Material relating to Hodd's research of the Carse of Gowrie


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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Made up of paper and negative film.

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Made up of a mixture of original and photocopied materials

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UR-SF 59

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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