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Professor Alice Roberts, Professor Richard Butler, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood, and Professor Peter Brocklehurst

Professor of Palaeobiology Celebrates Success in 8th year of Founders’ Awards

On July 18, Richard Butler, Professor of Palaeobiology in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences was presented with the Joseph Chamberlain award for Academic Advancement at the annual Founders' Awards held at the University of Birmingham.

In creating the country’s first civic university, the University of Birmingham’s founders aimed to create an institution where “the most important work of original research should be continuously carried out”.  The Founders’ Awards are named after some of the University’s most influential founders and benefactors, and demonstrate that their principles and vision of a “great school of universal instruction” where our ground-breaking research has true benefits locally, nationally, and internationally, are as alive today as they were in 1900, continuing to guide and inspire the University.

Now in its eighth year, the Founders’ Awards for Excellence recognise the very best academic work at the University.  They provide an opportunity to recognise our stellar academic colleagues and celebrate their achievements with our most distinguished friends from business, politics, government, and academia.