William Boyd Dawkins, J. Wilfrid Jackson , and The Boyd Dawkins Room marble plaque in Buxton

The Boyd Dawkins Room
opened by
Dr. D. A. Roe
21st May 1982
Commemorating
the geological & archaeological achievements of
Sir William Boyd Dawkins (1837-1929) & Dr. J. Wilfrid Jackson (1880-1978)

Professor Sir William Boyd Dawkins, FRS, KBE (26 December 1837 – 15 January 1929) was a British geologist and archaeologist. He was a member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Curator of the Manchester Museum and Professor of Geology at Owens College, Manchester. He is noted for his research on fossils and the antiquity of man. He was involved in many projects including a tunnel under the Humber, a Channel Tunnel attempt and the proving of coal under Kent.

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