Geology student scales new heights in the Fens

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 07, 2011 01:50 PM |
Dinah Smith, a mature student in our Department of Geology, has been awarded a prize by the Geologists’ Association for her work on fossilised fenland channels.

Dinah took early retirement a few years ago to pursue her dream of studying the geology of the British Isles. She took an MGeol degree and then came back to Leicester for her doctorate, examining roddons, raised ridges which betray the location of ancient water channels.

We reported last August on Dinah’s paper, which was co-authored by Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Dr Mark Williams, when it was published in Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association. The GA presents its Richardson Award to the best paper in each annual volume of the journal (which is published five times a year) and this year the award has gone to Dinah’s paper on roddons.

This is a terrific achievement, especially as this is Dinah’s first published paper.