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Geology at Liverpool: Prof. F. Coles Phillips

Nature volume 158, page 782 (30 November 1946) | Download Citation



DR. F. COLES PHILLIPS, University lecturer in mineralogy and petrology at Cambridge, has been appointed to the George Herdman chair of geology at the University of Liverpool. Entering Cambridge from Plymouth College, he graduated in 1923, being placed in the first class in Part I of the Mathematical Tripos and in both parts of the Natural Sciences Tripos, with geology and mineralogy as his chief subjects. His first researches included investigations on the serpentines and associated rocks of the Shet-lands: later, holding a research fellowship at Corpus Christi College, he was engaged in studies on progressive regional metamorphism in Cornwall and Scotland. Appointed demonstrator in mineralogy in 1928, he became University lecturer in the new Department of Mineralogy and Petrology in 1932.

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