Stopes Medal of the Geologists' Association: Award to Mr. A. S. Kennard


    ON March 1 the Henry Stopes Memorial Medal for i work on prehistoric man and his geological environment was awarded at the annual general meeting of the Geologists' Association to Mr. A. S. Kennard, retiring president of the Association. The choice of the first recipient had been entrusted to Henry Stopes's daughter, Dr. Marie Stopes. The new president, Mr. C. N. Bromehead, immediately after taking office, announced the founding of the medal in commemoration of Henry Stopes; after mentioning Stopes's work on prehistoric man and Pleistocene geology, he called upon Dr. Marie Stopes, herself a pioneer in certain branches of geology, to make the presentation. She alluded to Mr. Kennard's varied work on this subject and, in particular, to the debt which many prehistorians owe to him for his detailed study of the contemporary land and freshwater mollusca as indicators of climatic and other environmental factors. The next award of the medal, the only one in Britain given for prehistory, will be in 1949, when, at the express desire of the donor of the fund, all members of the Geologists' Association will have a vote in the selection of the recipient or joint recipients.

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    Stopes Medal of the Geologists' Association: Award to Mr. A. S. Kennard. Nature 157, 434–435 (1946).

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