|Administrative History||Charles Lapworth (1842-1920, geologist) was appointed the first Professor of Geology at Mason College (a predecessor to University of Birmingham) in 1881. Lapworth previously worked as a teacher, having qualified from Culham Teacher Training College in 1864, and carried out geological work in his spare time. His early research focused on the geology of Scotland, which he continued to study during his time at Birmingham as well as carrying out consultancy work. He was elected a fellow of the Geological Society in 1872 and became its president in 1902. He remained at Mason College until his retirement in 1913. |
Reference: Deposit information. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography http://www.oxforddnb.com (accessed 11 October 2018).
For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History (The University of University of Birmingham Press: 2000).