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David Green, Ph.D.

Professor of Historical Geography, King's College, London

Professor David Green is trained as a geographer (BA and PhD from University of Cambridge) and has worked at King’s since 1979 in the Geography Department. He is currently Professor of Historical Geography.

His main interests focus on historical geographies of poverty, wealth and welfare in Britain between the eighteenth and the twentieth centuries. He has published widely on topics as varied as poor relief in London to landownership in Britain and from the finance of eighteenth-century towns to postal workers health in the UK. What links these different interests together is an awareness of the spatial differences in social conditions and the different ways in which welfare policies operate to address these differences.

His work outside academia has included a variety of advisory and consultancy roles for a wide range of organisations, ranging from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) on developing new geography curricula at GCSE and A level to TV production companies and the New Deal for Communities programme.

He has appeared on national and international television in programmes relating to various aspects of nineteenth-century London, family history and the history of the British landscape. He is passionate about outreach activities that extend the opportunity to experience a university education as widely as possible. He is also equally passionate about his role as a teacher and as a learner. 

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