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Geological Society Awards

Nature volume 155, page 105 (27 January 1945) | Download Citation



THE Council of the Geological Society has made the following awards: Wollaston Medal to Prof. O. T. Jones, emeritus professor of geology in the University of Cambridge, for outstanding contributions to knowledge concerning the stratigraphy of Lower Palæozoic sedimentary rocks of Wales; Murchison Medal to Dr. W. Campbell Smith, keeper of minerals in the British Museum (Natural History), for his work on petrology and mineralogy, and his long service as secretary to the Society; Lyell Medal to Dr. L. F. Spath, of the Geological Department of the British Museum (Natural History), who is the foremost expert on the Ammonoidea and on the classification and evolution of the Cephalopoda; Bigsby Medal to Prof. L. R. Wager, of the University of Durham, for his outstanding researches, mainly in petrology, on East Greenland, the Sikkim Himalaya and the north of England; Prestwich Medal to Mr. A. S. Kennard, for his studies of Pleistocene faunas particularly of the non-marine mollusca; Wollaston Fund to Dr. D. R. Grantham, for his work on the Geological Surveys of Tanganyika and British Guiana, especially in the field of mining geology; Murchison Fund to Dr. W. A. Deer, for his researches on rock-forming minerals and petrology, especially of Scottish rocks; and his contribution to the description of the layered intrusion at Kangerdlugssuak in Greenland; one moiety of the Lyell Fund to Mr. A. H. Taitt, of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Ltd., for his work on the exploration for oil in Great Britain, especially on the Nottinghamshire oilfield; another moiety of the Lyell Fund to Dr. F. B. A. Welch, of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, for his additions to our knowledge of the geology of south-west England, both above and below the Mesozoic unconformity, especially in relation to the complicated structures of the Mendips.

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