Geologist. Keeper of the Yorkshire Museum, 1825–40. Assistant secretary, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1832–62. Professor of geology, King’s College, London, 1834–9. Palaeontologist to the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1841–4. Deputy reader in geology, Oxford University, 1853; professor, 1860–74. FRS 1834.
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