Professor Michael John Wise was born on August 17, 1918, and passed away on October 13, 2015.
Michael was Professor of Geography at the University of London.
Michael Wise was born in Stafford in 1918, son of Harry Cuthbert Wise and Sarah Evelyn Wise.
After attending Saltley Secondary School, Birmingham, he attended the University of Birmingham, where he gained a BA in Geography in 1939.
After war service, Michael returned to Birmingham as an assistant lecturer and lecturer, gaining a PhD in 1951.
During the second world war Wise served in the British Army in Europe and the Middle East, reaching the rank of Major in 1944.
Michael was awarded the Military Cross.
On completion of his PhD in 1951 Wise moved to the London School of Economics as lecturer, becoming Sir Ernest Cassel Reader in Economic Geography in 1954 and Professor in 1958.
Michael served as member, president etc. of many learned societies including the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the Transport Studies Society, International Geographical Union, Geographical Association and Royal Geographical Society.
Michael died on October 13, 2015 at the age of 97.