Congratulations to Professor David Pyle, this year’s Mineralogical Society ‘Hallimond Lecturer’ at the volcanic and magmatic studies group winter meeting in Dublin this week.
The Hallimond Lecture was established in honour of Arthur Francis Hallimond (1890–1968) who was a member of the Mineralogical Society for 56 years. The annual lecture is a tribute to Hallimond’s valuable contribution to the science of mineralogy, particularly in the fields of ore mineralogy and instrument design. His book, Manual of the Polarising Microscope, first published in 1948, is regarded as one of the foundation stones of modern ore-microscopy.
Previous Hallimond Lecturers from Oxford include Keith O’Nions and Stephen Moorbath.
You can see the full list of previous Hallimond Lectrurers on the Mineralogical Society website: www.minersoc.org/hallimond-lecture