[Iag-list] Memorial service for Victor Prescott

Brendan Whyte obiwonfive at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 22 17:28:44 AEST 2018

A memorial service for Prof. Emeritus J.R.V. (Victor) Prescott will be held at University House, Professor's Walk, University of Melbourne  this Sunday 26 August at 3:30 pm.

Professor Emeritus Victor Prescott joined the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in Geography in 1961, after education at the Universities of Durham and London and in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. During a distinguished Melbourne career he earned a Personal Chair in Geography in 1986, published many internationally influential works in political geography, served a year as Academic-in-Residence for then Foreign Minister Bill Hayden working on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and made a major contribution as Vice-President and President of the University’s Academic Board and a Pro Vice-Chancellor. As a psephologist he called elections for ABC Television between the 1960s and the 1980s, achieving 100 per cent accuracy in forecasts, with calculations made (in pre-computer days) using only a slide rule. His many books include International Frontiers and Boundaries (2008), co-authored with Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Gillian Triggs.

Brendan Whyte

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