THE following awards of the Geological Society have recently been made: Wollaston Medal to Prof. F. D. Adams, emeritus professor of geology and palaeontology in Me Gill University, for his researches on the Pre-Cambrian rocks and on the influence of high temperatures and pressures on the properties of rocks at great depths in the earth's crust; Murchison Medal to Dr. H. Jeffreys, in recognition of the value of his researches on the constitution and physics of the earth's interior, and in particular of the deductions he had drawn from the analysis of records of distant earthquakes; Lyell Medal to Prof. W. N. Benson, professor of geology in the University of Otago, in recognition of the wide range and excellence of his geological researches, particularly in New Zealand; Prestwich Medal to S. Hazzledine Warren, in recognition of his researches on the geology and archaeology of East Anglia, particularly of the Lea Valley; Bigsby Medal to Prof. A. E. Trueman, professor of geology in the University of Glasgow, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the knowledge of palaeontology and stratigraphy, particularly of the Coal Measures and the Lias; Wollaston Donation Fund to I. S. Double, for his work on the petrology of sedimentary rocks, especially the Tertiary rocks of the east of England, the Glacial deposits, the Chalk and the Trias; Murchison Geological Fund to Dr. A. L. Coulson, in recognition of his geological work in India, especially that concerned with earthquakes and meteorites and the survey of Rajputana; a moiety of the Lyell Geological Fund to Dr. W. Q. Kennedy, for his petrological work, especially in connexion with the Tertiary complexes of the Hebrides and the metamorphic rocks of the Western Highlands; a second moiety of the Lyell Geological Fund to Dr. A. Raistrick, for his researches on the minute structure and constitution of coal, and on the past floras of Britain as revealed by the study of peats.
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Geological Society: Medal and other Awards. Nature 143, 110 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143110a0