John Lindgren

John Lindgren (1930-), geographer, was an undergraduate assistant on a key project in the development of glaciology in Britain: the digging and study by geographers and physicists from Cambridge University of a tunnel through Vesl-Skautbreen glacier, near Spiterstulen in the Jottenheim area of Norway in 1951.  John was among a group of thirty undergraduate geographers who provided the labour forcefor the digging of the tunnel.  Following his degree in geography, he worked in the petroleum industry in Africa.

  • Birth name John Lindgren
  • Born 1930 San Francisco, USA
  • Occupation Geographer
  • Disciplines Geography
  • Education Trinity College, University of Cambridge

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