Mar 22, 2017

Brian Harland 100

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Walter Brian Harland (1917-2003) Wednesday 22nd March: Visit our online Archive gallery

Category: 2017
Posted by: Sandra
Brian, Svalbard 1953    Brian, Arran 1956   Brian and Elisabeth, Diamond Wedding 2002

Brian Harland spent 43 field seasons undertaking geological mapping of the Polar archipelago, Svalbard, beginning in 1938 and ending in the 1990s. He was a demonstrator and lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences, and was instrumental in the establishment of CASP (Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme).

To celebrate his birthday (which he shares with Adam Sedgwick) you can learn more about Brian and see photographs and documents from the archive in our online gallery

For further information about the Archives, please contact our archivist Sandra Freshney.