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Robert Scott Research Fund

Society receives memorial endowment

The Society is very pleased to announce that CASP (formerly Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme) has given it £50,000 as an expendable endowment in memory of Robert Scott, senior geologist, who died suddenly last year. This sum will be invested by the Society and the interest used to support a single, annual research award of £2000, beginning in 2014.

The Robert Scott Research Fund will form part of the annual research grants round made annually in March. Full details will shortly be available on the Research Grants page:

In Robert’s memory, his family are donating an annual undergraduate prize, The Robert Andrew Scott Prize for overall excellence in geology fieldwork at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. This Summer, in Robert’s memory, Mary Scott and her two children Louisa and Alexander will walk 175 miles along the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way in Scotland, to raise funds for ‘SOS Children’s Villages’ programme in Chipata, Zambia, and for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (Intensive Care Unit) in Cambridge. Any of Robert’s friends in the geological community who wish to sponsor them can do so at

  • There is an obituary for Robert Scott here.