Old Uffingtonians Association (1994)

   Willesden County Grammar School                         Ex-Pupils 1924-1967                    

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Jim Kemeny (1954-61)

Married in 1971 to Kerstin, two children.
Living in Sweden.
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Uppsala University.

I was at WCGS from 1954 to 1961, then did social sciences at Leicester University, then an M.A. at Sheffield University. After 5 years as a sociology lecturer at Aberdeen University I met Kerstin and we married.  We have two sons, Martin (1975) and Paul (1983).  In 1972 we moved to Sweden where I did a Ph.D. at Gothenburg University.  I ended up specialising in urban sociology at universities in Australia, Britain and Sweden.  I've written several books on comparative housing policy, especially the Swedish rental market where non-profit providers compete with profit landlords.  I became docent in sociology at Uppsala University in 1986 and Professor of Sociology in 1996, a joint post at the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Housing and Urban Research.

I recently took early retirement.  Apart from continuing to write, my main interests are reading, walking, history and very amateurish mushrooming in the Swedish forests and even more amateurish bird watching.  More about my work, including some of my publications, can be read on my homepage.