University of St Andrews

Colin Ballantyne awarded the Lyell Medal by the Geological Society of London

Friday 20 February 2015

Congratulations to Professor Colin Ballantyne of the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development who has been awarded the Lyell Medal by the Geological Society of London.

The prestigious award, given in recognition of significant contribution to ‘soft’ rock studies, will be presented by Society President Professor David Manning at a ceremony in June.  In a statement announcing the award winners, the Society said: “Through meticulous and painstaking field research in the UK, the Alps, New Zealand and North America, Professor Ballantyne has transformed our understanding of glacial and post glacial environments”.  Founded in 1807, the Society is the oldest of its kind in the world and consists of around 10,000 earth scientists. Professor Ballantyne, who specialises in periglacial geomorphology, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of the Arts and has been honoured with awards and prizes from institutions around the UK and Europe.