Professor James D. Sidaway, political geographer from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers [IBG]) 2022 Busk Medal, in recognition of “his fieldwork and remarkable span of theoretical approaches primarily from the global South”.
The Busk medal is awarded for conservation research or for fieldwork abroad in geography or in a geographical aspect of an allied science. It is one among several top accolades in the medals category; the other category being the awards category.
Formed in 1830 for the advancement of geographical science, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the United Kingdom’s learned society and professional body for geography. Since 1832, its prestigious medals and awards have recognised excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement.