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Royal Geographical Society: Awards

Nature volume 143, page 555 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation



His MAJESTY THE KING has approved the award of the Royal Medals of the Royal Geographical Society as follows: The Founder's Medal to Mr. Arthur Mortimer Champion, for his surveys of the Turkana Province and the volcanoes south of Lake Rudolf; the Patron's Medal to Prof. Hans Ahlmann of Stockholm, for his exploration and glaciological studies in the Arctic. The Council has awarded the Murchison Grant to Mr. Robert Bentham, for his mapping and geological investigations in Ellesmere Land; the BackGrant to Lieut.-Commander R. E. D. Ryder, for his captaincy of the Penola and his marine surveys on the British Graham Land Expedition; the Cuthbert Peek Grant to Mr. W. Vaughan Lewis, for his physiographical studies in Great Britain and Iceland; the Gill Memorial to Mr. J. V. Harrison, for many years' exploration in Central and South America and Southern Iran.

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