Holloway Award

Rob Holloway was a long standing member of the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group. He was a man of wide interests – photography, football coaching and touring with his camper van – but above all pursuing with great enthusiasm geological field work and expanding his specimen collection. He spent most of his career as a teacher in Primary Schools. He died in 2010 and left a generous bequest to the Group. Amongst his wishes was that some of it should be used to encourage young people to develop an interest in geology and to support geology students early in their career.

Tom Barrett, 2012 recipient

Tom Barrett, 2012 recipient













Warwickshire Geology Conservation Group (WGCG) is pleased to offer a number of bursaries in memory of Rob Holloway. To meet Rob’s wishes beneficiaries may include, amongst others, schools and their pupils, university Geology and Earth Science undergraduate and post-graduate students and young professionals in the ‘extractive and mineral processing industries. To date WGCG has regarded the following as appropriate recipients of awards – individual Primary Schools, Summer School Training of Secondary geology teachers, degree students undertaking geology projects, geology students undertaking relevant work experience placements and graduate students undertaking research projects with a geological application early in their careers. In addition, WGCG has been supporting outreach and educational activities as well as individual institutions where geology is used to contribute to the developing the ‘public understanding of science’.

In the first instance interested individuals and organisations should contact the Group via warwickshiregcg@gmail.com outlining their area of interest.

Primary Schools

We’ve teamed up with The Lapworth Museum, Birmingham University to offer a grant, available to primary schools to be used to cover the cost of transporting 1 class group for a taught and pre-booked visit to The Lapworth Museum, Birmingham University. The number of pupils to be agreed with The Lapworth Museum when you book. See more details and how to apply here