Society Presidents

The following is a list of those who have held the office of President of the society since its inception in 1858. Biographies of some of the past presidents (those whose names are in blue and underlined) can be viewed by clicking on the names. Some of these are on the University of Glasgow Story website; others are taken from obituaries in Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow or Proceedings of the Geological Society or articles in History of the Geological Society of Glasgow, 1858-1908. For articles stored on this website, the source is generally given at the end of the article.

Year of Election  
Session  
President
1858
1
1860
3
1864
7
1867
10
1872
15
1893
36
1899
42
1902
45
1905
48
1908
51
1911
54
1914
57
1917
60
1920
63
1923
66
1926
69
1929
72
1932
75
1935
78
1938
81
1941
84
1944
87
1947
90
1949
92
1952
95
1955
98
1958
101
1961
104
1964
107
1967
110
1970
113
1973
116
W.D. Ian Rolfe PhD, FRSE
1976
119
1979
122
James G. MacDonald PhD
1982
125
W. Edward Tremlett PhD
1985
128
Judith Lawson PhD
1988
131
Michael C. Keen PhD
1991
134
Allan J. Hall PhD
1994
137
James G. MacDonald PhD
1997
140
Janey E. MacDougall BSc
2000
143
Colin J.R. Braithwaite PhD
2003
146
Christopher J. Burton PhD
2006
149
Alan W. Owen PhD
2009
152
Margaret Donnelly BSc
2012
155
Brian Bell PhD
2015 158 James Morrison PhD