Lecturer awarded the prestigious Lewis Penny Medal from the Quaternary Research Association

Dr Clare Boston, in the Department of Geography, has been awarded the Lewis Penny Medal from the Quaternary Research Association for her significant contribution to understanding the Quaternary stratigraphy of the British Isles.

The Quaternary Research Association (QRA) was founded in 1964 and comprises archaeologists, botanists, civil engineers, geographers, geologists, soil scientists, zoologists and others interested in the last 2.6 million years of Earth’s history. The Lewis Penny Medal is awarded annually to a young (normally less than 35 years old) or new research worker in Quaternary Science, who has made a significant contribution to the Quaternary stratigraphy of the British Isles and its maritime environment.

Dr Boston said “I’m delighted to have been awarded the Lewis Penny Medal. The award is highly regarded within the Quaternary research community and marks a significant moment in my career to date.”

Dr Boston was awarded the medal for her work on the geochemistry of glaciogenic sediments in East Yorkshire, which were deposited by the last British-Irish Ice Sheet, and for research into the extent and style of former glaciation in the Monadhliath Mountains, Scotland. The University of Portsmouth will be hosting the QRA Annual Discussion Meeting in January 2021, organised by Dr Boston and others in the Quaternary research group.

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