The QRA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 James
Croll and Lewis Penny Medals, who were honoured at an awards ceremony at this year's
ADM at the University of Plymouth.
The 2017 James Croll Medal was awarded to Professor
Jan Mangerud (University of Bergen). The highest award of the QRA, the
Croll Medal is normally awarded to a member who has not only made an
outstanding contribution to the field of Quaternary science, but whose work has
also had a significant international impact.
Photo credit: Marte Mangerud
The 2017 Lewis Penny Medal was awarded to Dr Stephen Livingstone (Sheffield). This Medal is awarded to a young or new research worker who has made a significant contribution to the Quaternary stratigraphy of the British Isles and its maritime environment.
Full citations will appear in a future
issue of Quaternary Newsletter.
Brooks (Natural History Museum) was nominated as a new Honorary Member of the
Association at its Annual General Meeting at Plymouth in recognition of his outstanding
contributions to Quaternary science, and in particular to Quaternary entymology.
The Association would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Steve. A
full citation will be provided in a forthcoming issue of Quaternary
The winner of the Undergraduate Dissertation Prize for
2017, announced at the recent AGM in Plymouth, is Carole Roberts
(University College London), for her submission entitled A multiproxy study investigating ecological responses to acidification
in Easedale Tarn, English Lake District, since the early 19th century.
The judges commented that the dissertation was “a beautifully worked-up study showing real
quality in every aspect, from the rationale underlying the study through to the
rigorous field and laboratory data collection, statistical and graphical
analyses, and nuanced interpretations. Carole deserves huge credit for
producing research of this quality at undergraduate level.”
Carole Roberts (University College London)
The abstract of the winning dissertation will be published
in a forthcoming issue of Quaternary
Newsletter. The Association wishes to thank the examiners, Martin Kirkbride and Will Fletcher, and to acknowledge the continuing support of Catherine Souch and her
team at the RGS for the administration of the prize.
The QRA launched a new fund for geoconservation at the 2018 AGM in Plymouth. QRA members and organisations who deliver and promote the conservation of our Quaternary geoheritage are invited to apply for the new QRA Geoconservation Award.
Grants will normally be made up to £1000, although larger requests will be considered. Awards are open to individuals and organisations to deliver conservation projects, activities and organise conservation themed events, as well as share good practice on Quaternary geoconservation.
There are two deadlines each year, 1 March and 1 September. For further information and an application form, please contact the QRA Conservation Officer: email@example.com
Quaternary Research Association is pleased to announce it is now one of the
partners and sponsors of Earth Heritage – The Geological and Landscape
Conservation Magazine http://www.earthheritage.org.uk/. Earth
Heritage Magazine is a free to download publication produced twice a year by
Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural Resources Wales, the
Geologists’ Association and the Quaternary Research Association, with major
contributions from GeoConservationUK and others in the voluntary geoconservation
sector. The magazine is for earth scientists and students in secondary, further
and higher education as well as those who work in and volunteer for geological
and landscape conservation. It also aims to stimulate public interest in
geological and landscape conservation matters.
current issue of Earth Heritage Magazine is now available online http://www.earthheritage.org.uk/ehpdf/EH%2048%20-%202017.pdf
and includes an article on page 14 from the QRA Vice President and Earth
Heritage Editorial Board member, David Bridgland which introduces the QRA’s
longstanding involvement in conservation.
receive email notifications of new issues, please follow the instructions on
the Earth Heritage Magazine homepage. If you have suggestions for articles or
news items for Earth Heritage Magazine, please contact the QRA Conservation
Every member of the QRA should receive QRA emails. If you do not receive regular QRA emails from the Publicity Officer (Bethan Davies in 2017), then please email the Publicity Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added manually to the list.
The minutes from the 2017 AGM, held at Durham University in January, are now available from the Members' Documents section of the website (login required).
Great reductions on selected Field and Technical Guides, between 20 and 27 February.
Click through to the Field Guides and Technical Guides book store pages for further details.
The February 2017 issue of Quaternary Newsletter (no. 141) and the current Circular are both now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).
The History of the Quaternary Research Association (2014) – edited by John Catt and Ian Candy
£24 for members and £30 for non-members
See the Technical Guides page in Publications for further information on how to order your copy.
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