Tribute to Prof Harold John Cooke (1927-2019)

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Masego Ayo Mpotokwane


Prof Harold John Cooke passed away in Wales on 16 April 2019, a day after his 92nd birthday. The Mancunian
did his Bachelors Honours degree at Manchester University in 1948, followed by Masters at the
Cambridge University in 1951. He earned his PhD at the old University of East Africa in 1969. Since 1967
Prof Cooke has over forty-seven papers in journals with some presented at conferences or symposia. He
was one of the founding members of the Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS) in Botswana, a member of
the Botswana Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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