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Elderfield, Prof. Henrylocked

PhD, ScD; FRS 2001

Born 25 April 1943; s of late Henry Elderfield and Rhoda May Elderfield (née Risbrough); m 1st, 1965, Brenda Pauline Holliday (marr. diss.); two d; 2nd, 1992, Marlene Wrankle; died 19 April 2016

Director of Research, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, since 2011; Fellow, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, 1984–2010, then Emeritus


Sir William Turner’s Sch., Coatham; Eston Grammar Sch.; Liverpool Univ. (BSc; PhD 1970); MA, ScD 1989, Cantab


Res. Fellow, Imperial Coll., London, 1968–69; Lectr, Univ. of Leeds, 1969–82; Asst Dir in Res., 1982–89, Reader, 1989–99, Prof. of Ocean Geochem. and Palaeochem., 1999–2010, Univ. of Cambridge. Visiting Professor: Univ. of RI, 1977–78; MIT, 1988–89 (Fulbright Schol., 1988); Lady Davis Vis. Prof., Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, 1992; Vis. Schol., Woods Hole Oceanographic Instn, 1982; Vis. Scientist, Columbia Univ., 2004. Fellow: Geochem. Soc., 2000; Eur. Assoc. for Geochem., 2000; Amer. Geophysical Union, 2001; Hon. Fellow, Eur. Union of Geoscis, 2001. Prestwich Medal, 1993, Lyall Medal, 2003, Geol Soc.; Plymouth Medal, 1998; Patterson Medal, 2002, V. M. Goldschmidt Award, 2013, Geochem. Soc.; Urey Medal, Eur. Assoc. for Geochem., 2007


numerous contribs to scientific jls


Walking, running, cinema


Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ

(01223) 333400

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

(01223) 338300

See also

See also John Elderfield (brother).