Smith, Bernard (1881-1937) – Kings School to top geologist

Bernard Smith (1891-1937)

DR Bernard Smith was not only a brilliant geologist but also a scientific worker of exceptionally wide outlook, who served for 30 years on the Geological Survey in varied districts and capacities.

His knowledge of the geology of Great Britain was most accurate and extensive. The former King’s School pupil was genial and sympathetic by nature and his sound judgment carried him successfully through many difficult situations.

The year before his premature death he was appointed director of the Geological Survey and Museum in succession to Sir John Flett.

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