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Biographical entry Shaw, Sydney Herbert (1903 - )

OBE, CMG

Born
6 November 1903
Swansea, Wales
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Sydney Herbert Shaw was a Welsh geologist who travelled widely to better his knowledge and share his expertise. In Rhodesia, Palestine, Cyprus and Australia he held senior positions in top geological/geophysical organisations. Shaw also worked with the Directorate of Colonial Geological Surveys from 1949 to 1965 where he rose to the rank of Director.

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1925
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the Royal School of Mines in London
1926 - 1928
Career position - Exploration Geophysicist in Rhodesia
1928 - 1930
Career position - Physicist with the Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey
1930
Career position - Geophysicist in Cyprus
1930 - 1931
Career position - Geophysicist in the United Kingdom
1931 - 1932
Career position - Demonstrator in Geology at the Royal School of Mines
1932 - 1937
Career position - Lecturer in Geology at the University of Birmingham
1937
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University Birmingham, UK
1937 - 1948
Career position - Government Geologist in Palestine
1949
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
1949 - 1950
Career position - Principal Scientific Officer of the Directorate of Colonial Geological Surveys
1950 - 1959
Career position - Deputy Director of the Directorate of Colonial Geological Surveys
1958
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1959 - 1965
Career position - Director of the Directorate of Colonial Geological Surveys
1963
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
1965 - 1968
Career position - Head of the Overseas Division of the Institute of Geological Sciences, UK
1968 - 1969
Career position - President of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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McCarthy, G.J.