Royal Geological Society of Cornwall

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Royal Geological Society of Cornwall
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Formation 1814
Type Scientific society
Headquarters Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Location
Website http://geologycornwall.com/

The Royal Geological Society of Cornwall is a geological society based in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1814[1] to promote the study of the geology of Cornwall, and is the second oldest geological society in the world, after the Geological Society of London which was founded in 1807.[2]

The first President of the society was Davies Gilbert,[3] the first Secretary John Ayrton Paris,[4] and other notable members include Humphry Davy (some of whose papers are held by the Society),[5] and William Gregor, who discovered titanium.[6]

The society is based in Penzance.

Notable people associated with the society[edit]

Bolitho Medal[edit]

The society awards the Bolitho Medal for notable achievement in geology.[8] The first award was made to Robert Etheridge in 1896. It was awarded in 1948 to Sir Arthur Russell, 6th Baronet.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camborne School of Mines Virtual Museum - The Cornubian Orefield
  2. ^ Mining schools and Institutes
  3. ^ Todd, A. C. (1964). "The Royal Geological Society of Cornwall". In K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton. Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. p. 1. 
  4. ^ Paris, John Ayrton, M.D. (1785–1856), physician, by Norman Moore, Dictionary of National Biography, Published 1895
  5. ^ The National Archives | National Register of Archives | Search Results
  6. ^ G. C. Boase, ‘Gregor, William (1761–1817)’, rev. Anita McConnell, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 accessed 15 Nov 2007
  7. ^ Bristow, Colin M. "Joseph Henry Collins 1841-1916". Mineralogical Society. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  8. ^ "William Bolitho Gold Medal Fund". Open Charities. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  9. ^ K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton, ed. (1964). "The William Bolitho Gold Medal". Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. pp. iv. 

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