Ida Slater

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Ida Slater
Born Ida Lilian Slater
Hampstead, London, England
Died 1969
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Geologist

Ida Lilian Slater (1881–1969[1]) was a British geologist who received the Daniel Pidgeon Fund jointly with Helen Drew[1] (funding awarded in 1907 and 1906 respectively) to undertake field work investigating the Palaeozoic rocks of Wales.

Early career[edit]

Slater and Helen Drew arrived at Newnham College, Cambridge in 1900 to study geology as part of their degrees.[2]

Slater was secretary of the Sedgwick Club, Cambridge in 1903.[2]


Slater collaborated with Gertrude Elles on the stratigraphy of the Lower Palaeozoic (Elles and Slater 1906) of Wales.[2]

After undertaking research, she was appointed a demonstrator for Catherine Raisin, employed to help run the department and laboratories, at the new laboratory rooms for geology and botany (established 1897) at Bedford College (London) in 1910,[2] she held the post for two years.

In 1910 Slater published the results of her research into the Palaeozoic of Wales jointly with Helen Drew.[2]


  • Drew, H. and Slater, I.L. 1910. Notes on the geology of the district of Llansawel, Carmarthenshire.
  • Elles, G.L. and Slater, I.L. 1906. The highest Silurian rocks of the Ludlow district. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, London, 62, 195-221.
  • Slater, Ida L. 1907. A monograph of British Conulariae. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society. 40p., 5 leaves of plates: ill.; 28 cm.


  1. ^ a b Lewis, edited by C.L.E.; Knell, S.J. (2009). The making of the Geological Society of London. London: Geological Society. ISBN 9781862392779. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Burek, edited by C. V.; Higgs, B. (2007). The role of women in the history of geology. London: Geological Society. ISBN 9781862392274.