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Obituary for Professor Robin Whatley

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The public funeral arrangements for Professor Emeritus Robin Charles Ignatius Whatley are as



Reception Mass at St Michael’s Church, Laura Place, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AU at 5.30pm on Friday 24 th

June, 2016.


Requiem Mass at St Michael’s Church, Laura Place, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AU at 11.30am on Saturday

25 th June, 2016 followed by Funeral Breakfast in the Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AX

and then interment at Hafod Churchyard, Cwmystwyth, SY23 4AG (Grid Reference SN 768 736).

No flowers please but donations, if desired, towards helping students in the field of

Micropalaeontology under the aegis of the Micropalaeontological Society c/o D.J. Evans Funeral

Directors, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwtyh SY23 3EQ: Tel. 01970 820249.


Should you wish to attend the funeral, please could you inform Dr Caroline Maybury by email:, if you have not already done so, how many will be in your group, so that catering

arrangements may be made.


Caroline wishes to express her sincere thanks for all the kindness, sympathy and messages of

condolence she has received in her bereavement.

Microfossil Image Competition 2016

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microfossil image competition 2016

2016 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The outstanding success of the last two years is reflected by the creation of our 2015 and 2016 Micropalaeontology Calendars. Each year, the calendars have required two print runs and have sold out! A summary of the winning images can be found here (20142015), whilst a Flickr archive of all submitted images can be found here. Read more

Obituary for Professor Martin Brasier

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April 12, 1947 –  December 16, 2014


It is with great sadness we heard of the sudden and tragic death of Professor Martin Brasier. Martin was heavily involved in the early days of BMS (as TMS was previously known) as newsletter editor and in the foram group. He gave an interesting talk at the Oxford TMS AGM in November this year which covered Martin’s micropalaeontological interests. We have included a brief obituary notice from Oxford University and will be producing an obituary (in the newsletter & website) highlighting Martin’s contribution to Micropalaeontology. Read more