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Henrietta Hutton Research Grant

Two grants of £500 each are offered annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students undertaking overseas field research as an individual or part of a team. The field research must last longer than four weeks, but does not have to be related to the student’s academic studies. Every two years a third award will be given.


18 January (each year)


This year's recipients

2017: Matthew Gleeson (University of Cambridge)

'Tracking the evolution of Galápagos volcanoes'

State of the art microanalysis of erupted products and detailed geological mapping will be carried out to identify how magmatic processes within the crust change as volcanoes move east. Fieldwork will be carried out on the Islands of Isabela, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and Floreana, in collaboration with academics and students from Instituto Geofísico, Quito.

2017: Keiko Nomura (University of Edinburgh)

‘Fate of forests in oil palm concessions in Southern Myanmar’

One of the major drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Myanmar is oil palm development. This research will measure the changes in tree cover over a one year period in the Tanintharyi region of Myanmar, before and after the reallocation of oil palm concessions, in order to understand the circumstances under which drivers of deforestation can be affected toward forest conservation.

2017: Wilfred Woolf (University of Durham)

‘The paleo-environmental evolution of a coastal lagoon and barrier with regards to assessing the potential impacts of rising sea levels at Watcha Pond, Martha’s Vineyard.’

This project investigates the response of a potentially vulnerable barrier beach system to rising sea levels and discrete events, such as hurricanes. Sedimentological, foraminiferal and X-ray fluorescence analysis, along with water pH and conductivity measurements, will be used to identify the chemical signature of discrete breaching and overwash events.

Henrietta Hutton Memorial Fund - 50 year Anniversary

The Henrietta Hutton Memorial Fund was established in 1964, in memory of Henrietta Hutton, née Cooke, an Oxford University student of Lady Margaret Hall. Henrietta was a keen ornithologist, Chairperson of the Oxford ornithologist Society and a founding member of the Oxford University Women's Exploration Club.

The map below shows locations of all projects supported through the Henrietta Hutton Memorial Fund over the past 50 years.

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