Dr Richard Powell, University Lecturer in Human Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment, has received the RGS-IBG Gill Memorial Award for research on historical and Polar geography.
Richard's research interests encompass geographies of science, political economies of resources and the geopolitics of territory. His work involves questions at the intersection of the social and environmental sciences. Richard is regularly consulted by policy-makers and the media in the UK, the European Union and North America about the future of the Polar Regions.
The awards were presented on 3 June during a ceremony at the Society headquarters in London. A total of 16 people have been recognised for their achievements in geographical research, fieldwork, photography, teaching, and in enthusing public audiences.
Oxford alumnus Michael Palin was also among those honoured, receiving the Patron's Medal for the promotion of geography and geographical education.
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