Professor Mark Bateman awarded the Sorby Medal

Mark Bateman shakes Dr Andrew Howard's hand

The Yorkshire Geological Society has announced that Prof. Mark Bateman is this years recipient of the prestigious Sorby Medal. The Sorby Medal, established in 1960 by Prof W.G. Fearnsides formerly of the Geology Department, University of Sheffield, is awarded biennially as an acknowledgement of distinguished contributions to geological knowledge of Yorkshire and the North of England.

Mark Bateman’s contribution in this respect was cited as his research on the Late Quaternary evolution of the Vales of York and Pickering and their associated proglacial lakes. The age and formation of the Sewerby raised beach and associated deposits and his work in understanding the advance and retreat of the last Ice Age in Yorkshire. Mark Bateman received his medal from Dr Andrew Howard, the Yorkshire Geological Society President, at the society’s recent meeting in Leeds.

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