Calvert Armstrong Memorial Fund

Calvert Armstrong

Calvert Armstrong was born in London in 1943. He graduated in Geology from The University of Manchester in 1965 and received his PhD from the University of Western Ontario in 1969. During and after his doctorate research, he worked for Amax in Canada and for the Canadian and Australian companies of the ACA Howe Group in Canada, California, Australia, Indonesia, Fiji and the Solomon Islands. In 1972-73 he joined Robertson Research and worked in the UK, Burundi, Spain and Algeria.

As an independent consultant, he worked in California and the UK until 1975 when he became Chief Geologist for British Nuclear Fuels for three years, selecting targets for their worldwide uranium exploration programme. In 1978, Cal opened the UK office of ACA Howe International Limited and was the Managing Director for 31 years.

In recognition of Cal’s outstanding career as a geologist providing a high standard of service to the mineral exploration and mining industry worldwide, the Calvert Armstrong Memorial Fund has been established at The University of Manchester with the support of his family, friends and professional colleagues. Cal was known throughout the industry as a man of great integrity and vision. He was highly respected by colleagues and clients and it is fitting that his valuable professional contribution should be remembered.

Regulations of the fund

1. The Fund will be established as an expendable endowment that will provide support for students of the School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences (as outlined below) for a minimum of 10 years.

2. An award or awards will be made to help support undergraduate students undertaking independent field projects.

3. Awards will be made based on both the academic merit of the individual student and the merit of the proposed field project.

4. The number and value of the awards available each year will be determined by funds available and by the depth and quality of applicants.

5. The awards will be granted by the Head of the School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences (or their representative).

6. The awards will be granted for geology field projects only.

7. On accepting the award, each student commits to submitting a brief written report on their field project.

8. The awards will be known as the Calvert Armstrong Memorial Awards.

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