Prof. Roderick Urwick Sayce

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Prof. Roderick Urwick Sayce

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1890 - 1970


[Source - Nessa Leibhammer for FHYA, 2017, using Professor Roderick Urwick Sayce was a social anthropologist and the editor of Montgomeryshire Collections. He received a Master's in Geography from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. From 1921 to 1927 he was the head of the Department of Geography and Geology at the University College of Natal in South Africa. He then lectured in Physical Anthropology and Material Culture at Cambridge University and from 1935 to 1957 was Keeper of the Victoria Museum at Manchester University as well as being an Honorary Lecturer in Anthropology. Sayce was editor of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain's Anthropological Journal, 1934-1936. He joined the Powysland Club in 1920 and edited its journal the Montgomeryshire Collections between 1930 and 1966. He was then elected vice-president of the Powysland Club and died in Welshpool in 1970.]


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