Doreen Massey

The Geographical Association is saddened by the news that the eminent geographer Doreen Massey has passed away. Doreen was an Emeritus Professor at the Open University and her career in geography spanned several decades. During this time she exerted a profound influence on the discipline, for example through her work on the concept of place. For the Association, she performed an invaluable role as a critical friend, as one of our Honorary Vice Presidents.

GA President Steve Rawlinson said, "Doreen was a powerhouse of the Geography world who had an enormous impact whenever and wherever she spoke. Her influence and wise words will be sadly missed."

GA Chief Executive Alan Kinder said, "Like everything Doreen did, she brought great humanity as well as sharp intellect to the role of GA Honorary Vice President. We are extremely grateful for Doreen’s contribution to geography and to education. She will be greatly missed, but her powerful ideas will form an enduring legacy.”

You can download Doreen's chapter from the GA's Secondary Geography Handbook: The Geographical Mind.

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