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Glass, Ruthfree


Born 30 June 1912; d of Eli and Lilly Lazarus; m 1st, 1935, Henry Durant (marr. diss. 1941); 2nd, 1942, David V. Glass, FRS, FBA (d 1978); one s one d; died 7 March 1990

Director, Centre for Urban Studies, University College London, since 1958


Geneva Univ. and Berlin Univ.; London Sch. of Economics; Columbia Univ., NY


Sen. Research Officer, Bureau of Applied Social Research, Columbia Univ., 1940–42; Res. Off., Min. of Town and Country Planning, 1948–50; University College London: Dir, Soc. Res. Unit, Dept of Town Planning, 1951–58; Hon. Res. Associate, 1951–71; Vis. Prof., 1972–85; Hon. Res. Fellow, 1986–. Visiting Professor: Essex Univ., 1980–86; London Univ. Inst. of Educn, 1984–87. Chm., Urban Sociol. Res. Cttee, Internat. Sociol Assoc., 1958–75. Editorial Adviser: London Jl; Internat. Jl of Urban and Regional Res.; Sage Urban Studies Abstracts. Hon. FRIBA, 1972. Hon. LittD Sheffield, 1982


Watling, A Social Survey, 1939; (ed) The Social Background of a Plan, 1948; Urban Sociology in Great Britain, 1955; Newcomers, The West Indians in London, 1960; London’s Housing Needs, 1965; Housing in Camden, 1969; contributor to: Town Planning Review; Architectural Review; Population Studies; Internat. Social Science Jl; Monthly Review; Trans. World Congresses of Sociology, New Society, etc


10 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8

Eastway Cottage, Walberswick, Suffolk