Reference numberEC/1949/10
TitleKing, William Bernard Robinson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationWoodwardian Professor of Geology; during two wars field-geologist R. E. serving with the British Army. As stratigrapher has mapped and worked out the Upper Ordovician Shelly succession through Sedgwicks classic ground along the Welsh Borderland and in Ribblesdale. As Palaeontologist has described new trilobites and correlated Cambrian faunas from Iran and The Salt Range. A co-worker with Marr on Cambridgeshire gravels has successfully applied the Abbe Breuil's Somme Valley flint-implement typology in England. And presented an acceptable synthesis of the Pleistocene succession in the valley of the Lower Thames. His war-time responsibilities included (1) underground hydrography for emergency water-supplies in France, (2) surface and sub-soil hydrology for selection off airfield sites in France and Belgium, and (3) "D Day" beach intelligence. A list of publications is appended.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. William G Fearnsides; O T Jones; H Woods; O M B Bulman; E C Bullard; A E Trueman; C J Stubblefield; A V Hill; W J Arkell
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King, William Bernard Robinson: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA619King; William Bernard Robinson (1889 - 1963)1889 - 1963
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