Martin Hall

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2017, using the Wikipedia article on Martin Hall: Martin Hall (born in Guildford, England) is a British-South African academic and educationalist who has written extensively on South African history, culture and higher education policy. He is a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford. Hall studied at Chichester High School For Boys, one of the two state schools in the United Kingdom at the time that prepared students for Oxbridge admission. He completed his bachelor's degree in archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University in 1974. He worked firstly in Lesotho in the area of archaeological excavation and then in London for the Southwark Archaeological Rescue Unit. He moved to South Africa in 1975 where he worked for five years as an ethno archaeologist in the Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg. He completed his doctoral studies at Cambridge in 1980 and moved to Cape Town in the same year. He then became Chief Professional Officer for the Department of Archaeology at the South African Museum. He joined the University of Cape Town Department of Archaeology in 1983 and was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Historical Archaeology, becoming in due course the head of department. In 1983 he became Director of the Centre for African Studies. He was Director of the Multimedia Education Group from 1997 – 2001 at UCT. In 1998, he was appointed as a Fellow of the University of Cape Town, and the following year became the inaugural Dean of the Higher Education Development Unit, charged with coordinating support for students from underprivileged backgrounds. In 1999 he was appointed as President of the World Archaeological Congress and also served as General Secretary of the South African Archaeological Society. In 2002 he was promoted to deputy vice-chancellor and held this position for six years with responsibilities for strategic, academic and budget planning. He stepped down from this position at the end of August 2008 to take up a position at the Graduate School of Business. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa. Hall holds joint British and South African citizenship. His wife, Professor Brenda Cooper, is an academic specializing in post-colonial and African literature. They have three children.]


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