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Robert Andrew Spicer

Robert Andrew Spicer, British, American environmentalist, educator. Recipient International medal, Palaeobotanical Society of India, 2007. Member of Systematics Association, Palaeontological Society.

Background

  • Spicer, Robert Andrew was born on August 10, 1950 in Dover, Kent, England. Son of Stanley Francis and Marjorie Spicer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Imperial College, London University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London University, 1975. Master of Arts (honorary), Oxford University.

    Career

    • Lindemann fellow United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, 1975—1977. Research associate California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, 1977—1978. Research assistant Imperial College, 1978—1981.

      Lecturer to senior lecturer Goldsmith's College, 1981—1989. Lecturer Oxford University, 1989—1994. Fellow St. Hugh's College, 1989—1994.

      Head, department earth science Open University, Milton Keynes, 1994—1998, professor, earth science, since 1994, director, center earth, planetary, space & astronomical research. Director C-Questor Ltd., Weybridge, since 2008.

    Works

    • Author: (book) The Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants.

    Membership

    Member of Systematics Association, Palaeontological Society.

    Connections

    • Married Teresa Elizabeth Vernon Magner, October 6, 2007. Children: Andrew Jason, Anna Lauren. Married Ruth Mitchell, August 17, 1974 (divorced).
    • father: Stanley Francis
    • mother: Marjorie Spicer
    • spouses: Teresa Elizabeth Vernon Magner
    • Ruth Mitchell
    • children: Andrew Jason Spicer
    • Anna Lauren Spicer
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    Born August 10, 1950
    (age 67)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Imperial College
    • 1975
      Imperial College
    • 1975 - 1977
      Lindemann fellow, United States Geological Survey
      Menlo Park, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1977 - 1978
      research associate, California Academy Sciences
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      research assistant, Imperial College
    • 1981 - 1989
      lecturer, to senior lecturer Goldsmith's College
    • 1989 - 1994
      lecturer, Oxford University
    • 1989 - 1994
      fellow, St. Hugh's College
    • 1994 - 1998
      head
      Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • 2008
      director, C-Questor Limited
      Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom
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