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educator , geologist

John Graham Ramsay, British geologist, educator. Decorated Commander Order British Empire; recipient Prestwich medal, Société Géologique de France, 1989, Holmes medal, 1991, Transentes medal, 1991, Prix Lataud, Academy of Sciences France, 1991.

Background

Ramsay, John Graham was born on June 17, 1931 in London. Arrived in Switzerland, 1977. Son of Robert William and Kathleen May (Ellis) Ramsay.

Education

Bachelor of Science, London University, 1952. Diploma Imperial College, Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1954. Doctor of Science, London University, 1974.

Doctorat (honorary), Rennes University, France, 1978.

Career

Lecturer London University, 1957-1966, professor, 1966-1973. Professor, department head University Leeds, England, 1973-1977, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich and University Zürich, Switzerland, since 1977. Honorary professor earth science Cardiff University, since 2002, Beersheva University, Israel, since 2008.

Honorary professor geology Negev University, Israel, since 2008.

Membership

Member Musician Corps Engineers, 1955—1957, Natural Environment Research Council, England, 1989—1992. Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (foreign), Royal Society London, American Geophysical Union (honorary), Geological Society London (honorary. Council 1968-1971, Bigsby medal 1973, Wollaston medal 1986), Geological Society of America (honorary).

Member: United States National Academy of Sciences (foreign).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Chamber music, skiing, poetry.

Connections

Married Christine Marden, August 19, 1960 (divorced December 1987). Children: Ishbel, Alison, Rebecca. Married Dorothee Dietrich, March 5, 1990.

father:
Robert William Ramsay

mother:
Kathleen May (Ellis) Ramsay

spouse:
Christine Marden

spouse:
Dorothee Dietrich

child:
Ishbel Ramsay

child:
Alison Ramsay

child:
Rebecca Ramsay