Dorothy Castle, 1984

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Department of Geography, Map Curator

'Mrs Dorothy Castle, Map Curator in the Department of Geography, retired from the School this summer...Dorothy's early career began with the Ministry of Works and Buildings, later to become the Ministry of Town and Country Planning, when she was immersed on the many problems brought to that Department by the Second World War and by the initial phase of post-war reconstruction. Her love of London and her concern with planning its future were furthered by a short period in the Middlesex County Planning Office from which she moved to a post with the Nature Conservancy. In 1962 she came to the School to collaborate in the preparation of the "Atlas of London and the London Region"...We bade her farewell when the atlas was complete, wishing that she could have stayed with us. Alas there was no job to offer. But that was remedied in 1979 when the post of Map Curator became vacant and, happily Dorothy was prepared to abandon the somewhat austere environment of the Map Room at the Royal Geographical Society for the more informal atmosphere of an academic department..' LSE Magazine, November 1984, No 68 p24 (Retirements)

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