Murchison Fund 2020

I was delighted to receive the Murchison Fund award for 2020 at the Geological Society of London virtual awards ceremony via Zoom last night. I got the certificate through the post last week and look forward to hanging it in my office once we are allowed back in the building.

My certificate held flat by various cephalopods from the UoL teaching collection.

I just want to thank the Geological Society of London for give me such a prestigious award (I was very shocked when I got that email back in Dec 2019!). I would also like to thank my nominators for putting me forward (I think I know who you are even though you never told me). Also, many thanks to my many collaborators and colleagues whom without their input to my work I would not be in a position to receive this award. I’d also like to thank my Masters and PhD research students who have produced some fantastic work over the years – you really do make me look good!

Finally, a big thanks to my parents (who watched the ceremony via the Geol Soc public link) for their continued support and for never telling me to get a real job and a massive thanks to my wife for supporting me through the years of poor pay and terrible job security (at the expense of her own career). I am eternally grateful for all that you do for me.


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