Peter Haggett, CBE Sc.D. FBA (b. January 24,1933) is an eminent British geographer and academic, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow in Urban and Regional Geography at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. In an academic career spanning half a century, Professor Haggett is noted for his significant research contributions to the field of human geography, and is the author or editor of over 30 books on geographical practice, theory and individual research topics. In the latter half of his career Haggett specialised in the geographical study of epidemiology and the spatial relationships and distribution of infectious diseases. He has held numerous teaching posts and visiting professorships at institutions around the world, but is most particularly associated with the University of Bristol where he has been a lecturer and professor of geography since 1966. Among the many awards and distinguished recognitions conferred, Haggett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 1993, for "services to urban and regional geography".
Peter Haggett was born 1933 in the rural Somerset village of Pawlett, and educated at Dr Morgan's Grammar School in Bridgwater. He would later credit the time spent in his childhood walking and cycling around the district for the development of his keen interest in geography.
In 1951 he entered undergraduate studies at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he read in Geography. Peter Hall (later Sir Peter) the noted urban geographer was one of his contemporaries. He graduated in 1954, obtaining a "Double First" (First-Class Honours in parts I and II of the Tripos).
- Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) . Retrieved on 2008-05-29.
- "Biographical note". Emeritus Professor Peter Haggett. School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. 2008. http://www.ggy.bris.ac.uk/staff/staff_haggett.html. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
- UWE-Bristol (2004)
- Flowerdew (2004, p.155)
- Flowerdew (2004, p.155)
- "Curriculum Vitae". Emeritus Professor Peter Haggett. School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. 2005. http://www.ggy.bris.ac.uk/personal/PeterHaggett/haggett_cv.html. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
- Beckinsale, Robert P. (1997). "Richard J. Chorley: A Reformer with a Cause". in David R. Stoddart (ed.). Process and Form in Geomorphology. London and New York: Routledge. pp.3–14. ISBN 0-415-10527-7. OCLC 33969075.
- Flowerdew, Robin (2004). "Peter Haggett". in Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin and Gill Valentine (eds.). Key Thinkers on Space and Place. London; Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. pp.155–159. ISBN 0-7619-4962-3. OCLC 52358174.
- Stoddart, David R. (1997). "Richard J. Chorley and Modern Geomorphology". in David R. Stoddart (ed.). Process and Form in Geomorphology. London and New York: Routledge. pp.383–399. ISBN 0-415-10527-7. OCLC 33969075.
- UWE-Bristol Press Office (2004-11-24). UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Peter Haggett. Press release. http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/UWEnews/article.asp?item=557. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
- Works by or about Peter Haggett in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- 'Emeritus Professor Peter Haggett' personal profile, School of Geographical Sciences–University of Bristol
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