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Bernard Elgey Leake

Bernard Elgey Leake (born 1932) is an English geologist. He is Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Glasgow, was Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at Cardiff University 2000-2002 and has been an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University since 1997.

Leake was born on 29 July 1932, son of Norman Sidney Leake and Clare Evelyn Walgate.[1] He was educated at the Wirral Grammar School for Boys and the University of Liverpool, where he gained a first class BSc in 1952 and PhD in 1955. He gained DSc degrees from Bristol in 1974 and Glasgow in 1998.

Leake was a Leverhulme research fellow at Liverpool 1955-57. In 1957 he was appointed lecturer in geology at the University of Bristol, becoming Reader in 1968. He was a research associate at University of California, Berkeley in 1966.

In 1974 Leake was appointed professor and head of the department of geology at Glasgow in 1974 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1976. He was also honorary keeper of geological collections at the Hunterian Museum.[2]

He was awarded the Lyell Medal of the Geological Society of London in 1977 and was president of the society 1986-88.[3]

In 1997 Leake moved to Cardiff University where he continues work on the petrogenesis of the Galway Granite, and has recently completed a biography of geologist J.W.Gregory.[4]

Selected publications


  1. ^ "Who's Who 2011". Oxford University Press. 
  2. ^ "Prof Bernard Leake, FRSE". 
  3. ^ "Past Presidents". Geological Society. 
  4. ^ "Professor Bernard Leake". Cardiff University. 

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