Professor Ceri Peach was professor of Social Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford from 1992 to 2007 is now Emeritus Professor of Social Geography at the School and Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine’s College Oxford. On retirement from Oxford he was appointed Professor at the Institute for Social Change at Manchester University. He has held Visiting Fellowships at the Australian National University, Berkeley, Yale, University of British Columbia, Harvard and Princeton. He was nominated Ethnic Geography Distinguished Scholar of 2008 by the Association of American Geographers at the April meeting in Boston of the AAG. His award paper, presented at the meeting was entitled ‘Contrasts in US and British Segregation Patterns’. The Rapporteurs were David Ley Professor of geography at UBC and Robert Putnam, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Professor Ceri Peach also sits on the International Academic Board of Advisors for ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.