Kate Bertram

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Bertram's 1942 report included the cichlids of Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi). This collection is in Toronto Zoo.

Cicely Kate Bertam (née Ricardo) (8 July 1912 – 6 July 1999) was a British academic specialising in fish. Part of the 1930s "Cambridge school" of biologists, she contributed to two seminal reports on freshwater fish in eastern Africa.

Lucy Cavendish College[edit]

In 1970 Bertram became the second ever President of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, a position she held until 1979. Bertram served as a Justice of the Peace in Cambridgeshire, eastern England, for twenty years.

Publications[edit]

  • Ricardo, C.K. n.d. (1939). Report on the Fish and Fisheries of Lake Rukwa in Tanganyika Territory and the Bangweulu Region in Northern Rhodesia. London: Crown Agents for the Colonies.
  • Bertram, C.K., Borley, H.J.H. & Trewavas, E. (1942). Report on the Fish and Fisheries of Lake Nyasa. London: Crown Agents for the Colonies. Known as the 1939 Survey.
  • C. Kate Bertram (1989). Lucy Cavendish College: A history of the early years.
  • Bertram, C. Kate & Janet Trant (1991). Ion Trant. (Ed). Letters from the Swamps. Graffham, Sussex: Dr C.K. Bertram.
  • C.K. Ricardo Bertram (1944). "Abridged Report on The Fish and Fishery of Lake Tiberias" Haifa: Palestine Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Anna Bidder
President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
1970–1979
Succeeded by
Phyllis Hetzel