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Authorised form of nameFuchs; Sir; Vivian Ernest (1908 - 1999)
Dates1908 - 1999
Date of birth11/02/1908
Date of death11/11/1999
ActivityEducation:
Cambridge University
Career:
Went on expeditions to North East Greenland (1929), four to Central Africa (1930-1938); Director, Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS, named British Antarctic Survey from 1962) (1950-1973); Leader of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-1958), successfully crossing the Antarctic via the South Pole (1957-1958); President, British Association for the Advancement of Science (1971)
Honours:
Kt 1958
Memberships:
FRGS (President 1982-1984)
Membership categoryStatute 12
Date of election23/05/1974
Age at election66
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2001 vol 47 pp 203-222, plate, by R M Laws FRS
References:
Sir Alan Cook, 'In this Issue' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 1-3, plate
Royal Society codeNA3048
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1974/37Fuchs, Vivan Ernest: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001041Fuchs, Sir Vivian Ernest1956
IM/GA/AR/7001Fuchs, Sir Vivian Ernestnd
IM/001575Fuchs, Dr Vivian Ernest1958 ?
IM/001576Fuchs, Dr Vivian Ernestnd
RR/64/24Referee's report by Percy George Hamnall Boswell, on a paper 'The geological history of the Lake Rudolf Basin, Kenya colony' by Vivian Ernest Fuchs[[November 1937]
RR/64/25Referee's report by Alfred Harker, on a paper 'The geological history of the Lake Rudolf Basin, Kenya colony' by Vivian Ernest Fuchs28 November 1937
RR/64/23Referee's report by Thomas Henry Holland, on a paper 'The geological history of the Lake Rudolf Basin, Kenya colony' by Vivian Ernest Fuchs[1937]
WF/123Grant application from British Association for the Advancement of Science to the Wolfson Foundation1964-1974
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