Aubrey Strahan M.A., K.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.S.


1852 Born April 20th in Sidmouth, South Devon.
Educated at Eton and St. Johns College, Cambridge.
1874 – 1875 Graduated in Natural Science Tripos.
1875 Appointed Assistant Geologist on Geological Survey under Ramsay,
Field work in South Lancashire then Cheshire, Lower Carboniferous of Flintshire, Silurian of Clwydian range, Trias of Vale of Clwyd.
1883 Transferred to Lincolnshire to assist in completing last of Ordnance Survey 1inch maps.
1884 – 1885 Sent to Kendal and Sedburgh.
1886 Revised mapping of Coal Measures, Cambrian and Pre-cambrian near Nuneaton. Examined mines in Derbyshire for 2nd edition of North Derbyshire Memoir.
Began 6 inch survey of south part of Isle of Wight.
1887 Continued work into Purbeck.
1891 Began re-survey of South Wales Coalfield, continued till completion, Memoir with W. Pollard.(Isle of Man (1892) and Cumberland Coalfield (1894)).
1894 Wollaston Fund.
1896 Geologist.
1901 District Geologist.
1903 Elected F.R.S.
1904 President Section C, British Association at Cambridge.
1905 Reported on Coalfields of Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales for the Royal Commission on Coal Supplies, also made a report to Royal Commission on Arsenic Poisoning.
1909 Promoted to Assistant to Director.
British Association meeting at Winnipeg.
1910 Attended International Geological Congress at Stockholm.
1913 Contributed British section to Canadian volumes on the “World’s Coal Resources” at International Congress at Toronto. Vice-President at Congress.
Received Honorary LL.D. from Toronto University.
1912 – 1914 President of Geological Society.
1914 Appointed Director of Geological Survey.
1919 Made K.B.E. Received Wollaston Medal.
1920 Retired.
1928 Died March 4th at Goring, Berkshire.


1915 Geological Magazine (1915) p. 196-8.
1885 Memoir: "Rhyl" (1885)
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part XI
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part X
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part VIII
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part VII
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part VI
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part V
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part IV
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part III
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part II
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part IX
Memoir: "South Wales Coalfield, part I
1915 Memoir: "Coals of South Wales" (1915)
1882 Memoir: "Flint" (1882)
1888 Contributed to: Kendal 2nd edition" (1888).
1916 Contributed to: "Thicknesses of Strata" (1916)
1888 Contributed to: "Lincoln" (1888)
1888 Contributed to: "Ingleborough" (1888)
1891 Contributed to: "Mallerstang" (1891)
1887 Contributed to: "North Derbyshire 2nd edition" (1887)
1889 Contributed to: "Isle of Wight 2nd edition" (1889)
1916 Special Report: V. Potash, Feldspar (1916)
1920 Special Report: VII. Mineral Oil (1920)
1920 Special Report: XIII. Iron Ores (1920)
1923 Special Report: . Lead and Zinc (1923).
1924 Guides to Model: "Thames Valley and Goring" (1924).
1910 Guides to Model: "Ingleborough" (1910)
1906 Guides to Model: "Purbeck" (1906)

Biographies and Obituaries

1928 Obituary - Sir Aubrey Strahan, K.B.E., Sc.D., F.R.S. (1852-1928). Geologists Magazine. Whole Series. v. 65 p.239. 1928
1929 Gregory, J.W. Obituary - Sir Aubrey Strahan, former President. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 85 p.lviii-lix. 1929
1915 Geological Magazine (1915) p. 193
1928 Nature (March 24th, 1928) p. 461