Elected: 1962
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Dr Stevenson Buchan CBE FRSE
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Stevenson Buchan served the (then) Geological Survey of Great Britain (GSGB) and its successor the Institute of Geological Sciences (IGS) for 40 years, first as a field geologist, then in his best known role as Head of the Water Department, and thirdly in an administrative capacity in the Directorate. These three phases of his wide-ranging geological career saw him mapping strata in Scotland and England, surveying for strategic minerals during the Second World War, practising and organising hydrogeological research and surveys and assisting in the creation of the IGS by the merging of the former Overseas Geological Surveys and the GSGB. To all of these tasks he brought a deep sense of responsibility, energy and resource.