Elected: 1994
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Mr John Hewett Hull FRSE
John Hull was born in Manchester on the 18th June 1934 and died in his 80th year on the 12th March 20014. It has often been said that “Geologists and good company, especially for other geologists”. John Hull modified that rule and was good company for all but yes, especially for other geologists!
John attended the University in Birmingham, attracted by the opportunity to study geophysics as part of his geology degree. Here, also the foundations were laid for John’s applied approach to geology. He took Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering for one year and a couple of years of Mine Surveying, skills that would stand him in good stead in his future career. He also did post-graduate research into the gravity and magnetic variations across Central and South Wales and also worked on seismic surveys of Cardigan Bay and their interpretation, again laying foundations for future major contributions. Read more about John Hull