Bernard Stonehouse

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Stonehouse Bay, Antarctica (on the right in this picture), is named after Bernard Stonehouse.

Bernard Stonehouse (1 May 1926 – 12 November 2014)[1] was a British scientist who specialised in polar research and popular science. He was born in Hull on 1 May 1926.[2] He joined the Royal Navy in 1944, and served from 1946–1950 for the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (later renamed the British Antarctic Survey).[2] After returning to Britain in 1950, Stonehouse studied zoology and geology at University College, London, and then earnt a D.Phil. from Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology and Merton College, Oxford, which involved spending 18 months studying emperor penguins on South Georgia.[2] During the 1960s, Stonehouse worked at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) and later appointments saw him working at the University of British Columbia, the University of Bradford, and the Scott Polar Research Institute (part of the University of Cambridge).[2] He is commemorated in the names of Stonehouse Bay and Mount Stonehouse.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Announcements". Daily Telegraph. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Liz Cruwys & Beau Riffenburgh (2002). "Bernard Stonehouse: biologist, writer, and educator". Polar Record 38 (205): 157–169. doi:10.1017/S003224740001754X. 
  3. ^ "Stonehouse, Mount". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Stonehouse Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stonehouse Bay". Antarctic Gazetteer. Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Retrieved 24 August 2011.