Halford Mackinder Politician

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Sir Halford John Mackinder PC (15 February 1861 – 6 March 1947) was an English geographer and is considered one of the founding fathers of both geopolitics and geostrategy. He was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, the son of a doctor, and educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Gainsborough (now Queen Elizabeth's High School), Epsom College and Christ Church, Oxford. At Oxford he started studying natural sciences, specialising in zoology under Henry Nottidge Moseley, who had been the naturalist on Challenger expedition. When he turned to the study of history, he remarked that he was returning "to an old interest and took up modern history with the idea of seeing how the theory of evolution would appear in human development". He was a strong proponent of treating both physical geography and human geography as a single discipline. Mackinder served as President of the Oxford Union in 1883. In 1887, he published "On the Scope and Methods of Geography", a manifesto for the New Geography. A few months later, he was appointed as Reader in Geography at the University of Oxford, where he introduced the teaching of the subject.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 15th, 1861
Nationality
United Kingdom
Date of death
March 6th, 1947 at age of 86

Education

1. University of Oxford Colleges/University

The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or Oxford) is a university located in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest surviving university in the world and the oldest in the English-speaking world. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096. The University grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. In post-nominals the University of Oxford was historically abbreviated as Oxon., from the Latin Universitas Oxoniensis, although Oxf is now used in official university publications.

Type University
Endowment
2012. 855 mil. £
2011. 850 mil. £
Institution colors
Headquarters
Wellington Square, OX1 2JD - Oxford, Oxfordshire
Undergraduates
2012. 11,832
Postgraduates
2012. 9,857
Acceptance rate
2012. 20.5 %
2011. 18.37 %
2010. 18.4 %
2009. 20.9 %
Official web page www.ox.ac.uk
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2. Christ Church, Oxford Colleges/University

Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple (æděs) or house (ædēs) of Christ, and thus sometimes known as The House), is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As well as being a college, Christ Church is also the cathedral church of the diocese of Oxford, namely Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

Type University
Endowment
2010. 250 mil. £
Institution colors
Founded
1524
Headquarters
St. Aldates Street, OX1 1DP - Oxford, Oxfordshire
Undergraduates
2012. 434
Postgraduates
2012. 188
Official web page www.chch.ox.ac.uk
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Organizations founded

1. Geographical Association

Organization

Date funded

1893

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Headquarters

Sheffield

Wikiedia article

The Geographical Association is a Sheffield, United Kingdom-based subject association with the objective of furthering the study, learning and teaching of geography. The Geographical Association is wholly independent of state aid.

Written work

1.Britain and the British seas

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1902. at New York City

2.India

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1910. at London

Awards won

1945 Patron's Gold Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
For his long and distinguished service in the advancement of the science of Geography
Royal Geographical Society
Geography

Wikipedia

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