Kingston University Professor of GIS, Nigel Walford, has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust to explore London’s fascinating population geography. Nigel’s success has come in the face of very strong competition, winning one of only 7 awards available from the 126 applications received by the Academy.
A recent increase in enthusiasm amongst both professionals and amateurs in geneology and family history has been fuelled by the ease of access to records of historical population censuses. Published volumes of census statistics are readily available, but the availability of individual and household level data for a sizeable area such as London would allow investigation into the micro level population geography which is locked in these historical data sources.
Nigel,’s research will explore the micro-scale changes in London’s population geography which have occurred over the first decades of the 20th and 21st centuries.