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Keith Beavon matriculated from Grey College in Bloemfontein and entered university in the mid-1950s. During his undergraduate years he decided to pursue an academic career and did so from 1963 through to 2012 during which time he completed an MSc and a PhD in Urban Geography and held lecturing posts at a number of universities. In addition he was a Professor and Head of Department for some 21 years. He also served as a Dean of a Faculty on two occasions.
Possessed of a keen sense of humour, and a penchant for practical jokes, during his more than 50 years in academe, he participated in and observed numerous episodes that were funny, mischievous, and memorable. A selection of them are recounted in this book.
Keith retired for the last time and withdrew from formal attachment to academe in 2012. In retirement he holds the title of Professor Emeritus from two South African universities.
He is the sole author of four academic books and author and co-author of a large number of published papers and some poems.