In 2004, a group of John Reekie's former Geology students resolved to commemorate his life and inspirational teaching by founding an annual Geology Prize in the Department of of Earth Sciences, a place he always loved.
"We dedicate the John Reekie Memorial Prize to a man who shaped and changed our lives. The Prize is to be awarded every academic year, commencing in 2005, for the best fieldwork report submitted as part of the requirements for the Bachelor Degree."
The Reekie Memorial Prize was awarded in 2016 by the Part II Examiners to Emily Mason (Peterhouse)
"The Orcières Complex of the French Alps is located just beyond the southern border of the Écrins National Park, southeast of Grenoble and within the Dauphiné region of the Western Alps. The area is situated just north of the present-day extent of the Embrunais nappes and just south of the elevated crystalline massifs of Pelvoux and Sirac. Within a relatively compact space, the study area contains a combination of crystalline rocks from the northern massifs, Mesozoic sediments, syn- orogenic Cenozoic sediments and other units related to the various nappes that have acted over the area. Although undoubtedly a complicated area (made more challenging by steep terrain and destruction of entire exposures in the creation of the ski resort!) the variety of both lithology and structure made for really interesting mapping."
Reekie Memorial Prize Winners
|Peterhouse||The Geology of the Orcières Complex, French Alp|
|2015||Charlotte Jackson||Jesus College||Geology of the Chanaillet Ophiolite and the Lago Nero-Replatte Thrust Sheet, Montgenevre, France|
|2015||Matthew Varnam||Christ's College||The Geology around Villaminin, North Western Spain|
|2015||Matty O'Toole-Howes||Trinity College||The Geology of Northern Uto, Sweden|
|2014||Simon Matthews||St Catherine's College||The Fronalp Region, Glarus Alps, Switzerland|
|2013||Hannah Snellgrove||Gonville and Caius||The Geology of Southern Unst, Shetland Islands|
|2012||Joanna Hall||Gonville and Caius||Geology of the Waitetuna wstuary and Otonga hills area, Raglan, Waikato State New Zealand|
|2011||Tim Middleton||Jesus College||Geology of the part of the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada|
|2011||Alicia Davies||Queen's College||The Geology of Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada|
|2010||Nicola Pocock||Clare College||The Geology of the Cape and Karoo Basins, 5km SE of Laingsburg South Africa|
|2009||David Neave||Queen's College||The Geology of the Vue des Alpes Region Southeast of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchatel Canton, Switzerland|
|2008||Kirsty Dawkes||Clare College||Geology East of Matjiesfontein, Lainsburg Karoo, South Africa|
|2007||Robert Myhill||Peterhouse||The Geology of the Vourinos Ophiolitic Sole, Northern Greece|
|2006||David Wilson||Jesus College||Geology of the Broadford area, Isle of Skye|
The Class of 2005 mapping fund was set up by the graduating year group of 2005.
The fund was set up to award contributions to the Part II undergraduate mapping projects. Each year, the 2005 graduates decide which mapping groups to support based upon the students' completed applications forms.
"We as a group really appreciated the geology field trips and the friendliness of the department. We therefore felt it was appropriate to set up this alumni fund. Although it is only modest, we hope that it will grow through time and each leaving year group will consider setting up a similar fund."
The Class of 2005 back: John Elliott, Jamie Knibbs, Niall Sayers, Jon Farrant, Dan Hobley, Jake Hall, Tom Russon, Andy Wilson; front: Helena Warrington, Bernadette Symons, Virginia Hooper, Caroline Sindrey, Sam Large, Sarah Lyle, Jo Ellis, Katie Whitters, Natalie Parker, Laura Teskey, Kirsty Harrison; not in photo: Anna Bebington, Ruth McKnight, Corin Hughes, Fran Barrigan.
Alice Boyd, Bethany Jackson, Tessa Lee, Lauren Broadfield