Dr E S Simpson - c1915 - Based on GPN985 courtesy of the Geological Survey of Western Australia.
Join your newly elected 2014 UWAHS committee and other members at an informal get together to hear Jenny Bevan provide a short presentation on Edward Sydney Simpson.
UWA’s first graduate, Edward Sydney Simpson, achieved his geology degree (with First Class Honours) as early as 1914 because of credits for appropriate units taken during his engineering degree at Sydney University. He was also UWA's very first Doctor of Science, awarded in 1919 for his ground-breaking DSc thesis: The Minerals of Western Australia. Find out more about his life and the important contribution made by UWA's first graduate to the State of Western Australia.
Jenny Bevan is a geologist and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment. She was the Senior Curator in charge of the E de C Clarke Earth Science Museum at UWA until her retirement in 2010. You may already have met Jenny when she presented the history of Professor Woolnough as part of the successful UWAHS Founding Professors Discussion Panels.