The College was relaxed, beautiful yet
not intimidating, extremely friendly and open
Emily, 2nd Year
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics
Historical geography may be defined most simply as the study of the geography of places in the past. While it would appear to be relatively easy to differentiate between the ‘past’ and the ‘present’, there is room for some debate about when the ‘present’ ends and the ‘past’ begins.
John Harvey MA Litt D is a Life Fellow and was Vice-Master from 2004 to 2006.
I usually describe myself as a ‘cultural’ historian, an adjective that raised eyebrows when I joined the History Faculty in Cambridge in 1979, but became normal and even fashionable by the 1990s.