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).
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The QRA is delighted to announce that, at this year's AGM, the 2016 James Croll Medal was awarded to Professor Ian Shennan (Durham). 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.
Ian is the pre-eminent Quaternary sea-level scientist of his generation. He is internationally recognised for his outstanding contributions to sea-level research over a range of temporal and spatial scales in the UK and abroad, for his rigour and innovation in developing new approaches to observing, reconstructing and modelling sea-level and coastal change, and as an inspirational educator and communicator. His work is widely cited and addresses topics as diverse as coastal evolution, ice-sheet history, glacio-isostasy, coastal archaeology, storms and tsunamis, land uplift and subsidence and meltwater spikes. Ian’s involvement in various IGCP and INQUA projects have been critical in the advancement of sea-level studies in the UK and internationally. They helped transform it from a largely inductive science, marred by inconsistent methods and approaches that restricted national and international comparisons and synthesis, to a modern discipline founded on a commonly accepted language that now speaks to a diverse range of earth science communities.
A full citation will appear in a future issue of Quaternary Newsletter.
Three new Honorary members were nominated and approved unanimously at the Annual General Meeting at Durham in recognition of their outstanding services to Quaternary science. The 2017 Honorary members are Tim Atkinson, Mike Hambrey and Mike Tooley. The Association would like to extend its warmest congratulations to these new Honorary members. Full citations will be provided in a forthcoming issue of Quaternary Newsletter.
Tom Sim (University of Leeds)
The abstract of the winning dissertation will be published in a forthcoming issue of Quaternary Newsletter. The Association wishes to thank the examiners, Ian Candy and Ian Evans, and to acknowledge the continuing support of Catherine Souch and her team at the RGS for the administration of the prize.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Association will take place from 16.00–18.00 on Thursday 5th January in the Applebey Lecture Theatre, located within the Department of Geography, University of Durham, Lower Mountjoy, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE.
All members are welcome to attend, whether or not they are participating in the Annual Discussion Meeting, running 4–7th January.
The agenda and most of the relevant papers are now available from the Members' Documents section of the website (login required; then scroll down to the AGM Minutes sub-section). Further papers will be added in the next few days.
A searchable map is available here.
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