The material received comprises c4,000 books and geographic journals focusing on the African Continent and East Africa in particular.
The collection prefix before the call number is: Langlands.
The collection is closed.
In his will Langlands left his collection to the Geography Department of UCC.
Bryan Langlands was born in Eastbourne, Sussex in 1928. He graduated with honours in 1952 from the London School Economics. In 1953 he was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in Geography in Mackerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In 1968, Bryan Langlands became Professor and Head of the Department of Geography. He was Editor of the Uganda Journal from 1966 – 1975. Langlands was interested in many aspects of Geography especially those relating to Uganda and Africa and his writings and library reflect these interests. Much of his work was published in the Mackerere Department of Geography Series of Occasional Papers and in the Ugandan Journal. He had a particular interest in the spread of the tsetse fly and associated illnesses, and in Uganda maps. He was to stay in Mackerere for the next twenty-three years until he was ordered to leave Uganda in 1976 by the Ugandan President, Ide Amin.
In 1977, Bryan Langlands became Director of Studies and Head of Department with the title Professor in the newly created School of Environmental Sciences, at Ulster Polytechnic. In 1978, he was awarded an OBE for services to Higher Education Overseas. Professor Bryan Langlands was killed in the British Midland air disaster at Kegworth, Leicestershire in January 1989.