09 May 201913th AGM Reports (6th April 2019)

13th AGM, 6th APRIL 2019: REPORTS

Headline items:

Record new membership reaches 128

Nigel Trewin Memorial Lecture to be established (see below)

Healthy balance of £8,718.48 reported

Third Writing Competition to launch 10th October 2019


WE agreed at our annual meeting on 6th April 2019 to establish a Nigel Trewin Memorial Lecture in honour of our late Chairman.

It is hoped that we shall be able to find an earth scientist of suitable calibre to give a lecture annually; timing will depend on costs and availability. We will use Nigel's most generous bequest of £2000 to fund these talks. The bequest letter stated his wish that the funds "be used to support a meeting or a publication relating to Hugh Miller's geological interests."

Professor Nigel Trewin, who died on 25th October 2017, gifted many important items  both to the Hugh Miller Museum and to The Friends, along with his services as a first-rate Chairman. These included leading roles in organising two major conferences, Hugh Miller: Local Hero (2008) and Old Red: Hugh Miller's Geological Legacy (2017), and much sage advice. 

nigel trewin on islay

He is seen here on Islay in 2016.

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