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Prestigious award for member of staff in Geography

(12 September 2003)

Dr Mike Bentley has received the 2003 Charles Lyell reward, given annually by the British Association for Advancement of Science (BA) to outstanding communicators in the Environmental Sciences.

The Charles Lyell Lecture Award is an annual award from the British Association for the Advancement of Science who 'honour an outstanding communicator with the opportunity to present a prestigious award lecture at the BA Festival of Science'. The Festival aims to 'generate discussion of important developments in science and engineering', and 'to identify some of the social and ethical implications of such advances'.

The photo shows Dr Bentley receiving the Award from Professor William Gosling (Treasurer of the BA) after giving his lecture on 'Antarctic ice shelf collapse: grim warning or business as usual' on Monday 8th September in Salford.

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