MRG Conzen Collection

Having begun his studies at the University of Berlin in the 1920s, MRG Conzen (1907-2000) came to England as an emigre in 1933 and began a career that created the Anglo-German school of urban morphology.

Working in the Geography Department of what would become the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Conzen produced a series of ground breaking studies, perhaps the most important of which, Alnwick, Northumberland was published in 1960.

Conzen's son, Professor Michael P Conzen, kindly gifted his father's extensive archive to the then School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Birmingham University in 2000. Scholars interested in accessing the archive should contact Professor Jeremy Whitehand.