Malcolm Hockaday

Studied: 
BSc Town Planning (1969); PhD research (1974)
Current Job: 
Chairman, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

Why did you choose Cardiff University as a place to study?

Closer and more different from the South East than either Manchester or Newcastle

What was the best thing about your time as a student at Cardiff?

Living outside the South East

What thing or person inspired you most whilst you were a Cardiff University student?

Bob Morgan as lecturer; high integrity and made me think for myself

What one thing would you tell someone else about the School of Planning and Geography at Cardiff?

Produces good graduates!

How did your degree most help you in the career or job you have now chosen?

Opened doors and gave me a practical outlook

Tell us a bit about your current job, how you got into what you are doing and what you enjoy about it most.

Still working in planning can be challenging and fun;  learning something new every day after 40 years’ practice is great

Tell us any interesting facts about yourself, hobbies or interests that you have.

Still alive and spending parts of the year in the South of France though still working;  photography, motorcycling, graphic art, finding out about new places