2018 is the centenary of the death of WW I Army medic, Dr Moysey, University of Cambridge graduate and donor to the Sedgwick Museum. Dr Moysey was a keen amateur palaeontologist with published papers on the fossils he collected and researched to his name. Tragically, Dr Moysey lost his life when the hospital ship he was sailing on was torpedoed in the Bristol Channel.
Rounding off a geological tour of Scotland in September 1827, two young ‘rising stars’ of British geology, Adam Sedgwick and Roderick Murchison, visited the Scottish home of another pioneer of 19th-century geology – Charles Lyell. Sedgwick left his field boots behind and now 191 years later, the Gifford family, relatives of Lyell, have kindly donated them back to the Sedgwick… Read full article