Zonia Baber

I've mentioned female geographers regularly on the 'pages' of this blog - mentions of Doreen Massey, Margaret Roberts et al. I have shared the stories of Marie Tharp who mapped the world's oceans too.
I'm also, very proud to have received the Joy Tivy Education Medal.

I wasn't really aware of Zonia Baber until an article passed through my social media feeds, but was interested to see the influence that she had on geographical thinking. She was described as a 'scientic suffragette', which is interesting given the current anniversaries of some women gaining the vote for the first time in the UK.
Zonia Baber was a geographer, who was very much involved in shaping how we think about teaching geography, and particularly the value of fieldwork.
Take a look at what she had to say.

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