Oliver Rackham


Born
in The United Kingdom
October 17, 1939

Died
February 12, 2015


Oliver Rackham OBE FBA (17 October 1939 – 12 February 2015) was an academic who studied the British countryside, especially trees, woodlands and wood pasture, Rackham wrote a number of books, including The History of the Countryside (1986) and one on Hatfield Forest. He also studied and published extensively on the ecology of Crete, Greece.

In 1998 he was awarded the OBE for "services to Nature Conservation". In 2006 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Historical Ecology in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

He was a Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Keeper of the College Records [2]. On 15 October 2007 Rackham was elected Master of Corpus Christi College until 1 October 2008

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Phoenix: The History of the...

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Woodlands (New Naturalist, ...

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The Ash Tree

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Phoenix: Trees & Woodland i...

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The Making Of The Cretan La...

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The Last Forest: Story of H...

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Hayley Wood: Its History an...

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Ancient Woodland: Its Histo...

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Windows: Exploring Human Va...

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