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Reekie Memorial Prize

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."

Read more about John Reekie MA 1899-1982

 

The Reekie Memorial Prize was awarded in 2017 by the Part II Examiners to Carrie Soderman (St John’s)

Carrie writes:

"Change Islands is a small archipelago sitting a few kilometres off ‘mainland’ Newfoundland, Canada, with a population of only a couple of hundred people (and a few caribou) even in summer when the icebergs have stopped floating past and ferry access is relatively reliable. Geologically, it was a relatively simple area with only 5 main mappable units, although making a complete map and piecing together the structure was severely hindered by a lack of exposure and access due to dense forest and bog in the inland area. The area shows variation between volcaniclastic deposits, extrusive rhyolite, turbidites and sandstone. Beyond the geology, some of the most important things mapping on Change Islands taught me were based on learning to live in a new environment, with a half-built house, a lack of electricity or clean running water and the most welcoming community of islanders making the mapping project truly unforgettable."

 

Carrie Soderman - John Reekie Memorial Prize

 

 Reekie Memorial Prize Winners

2017

Carrie Soderman

St John's Geology of Change Islands, Newfoundland
2016

Emily Mason

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

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Deep Geological Disposal

Nov 20, 2017

The Geological Society, London

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Charlotte Jackson details the adventures of the Part III students on their final field trip to Almeria, Spain, Easter 2017

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