John Mason#

Sadly, this member passed away.
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Membership Number:335
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
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Positions Held
  • 1994 - 1996 Chancellor of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)
  • 1965 - 1983 Director-General of the Met Office
  • 1948 - 1965 Imperial College, 1948 lecturer in meteorology, 1961 professor of cloud physics

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cloud physics

Honours and Awards
  • 1965 Chree Medal by the Institute of Physics
  • 1965 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1965 - 1983 Director of the UK Meteorological Office
  • 1968 - 1970 President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Honorary member
  • 1972 Rumford Medal from the Royal Society
  • 1973 Companion of the Order of the Bath
  • 1974 MacMillan Memorial Lecture to the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, with the subject 'Recent Developments in Weather Forecasting'
  • 1974 Fellow at Imperial College
  • 1976 - 1986 Treasurer for the Royal Society
  • 1976 - 1978 President of the Institute of Physics
  • 1979 Knighted for his services to meteorology
  • 1990 Royal Society's 1990 Rutherford Memorial Lecture
  • 1991 Royal Medal of the Royal Society
  • until 1996 Chancellor of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • 1998 Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Reading
  • 2004 Mason Centre for Environmental Flows at the University of Manchester opened
  • 2006 an endowment from Mason enabled the Royal Meteorological Society to establish the Mason Gold MedalMason was *Chairman of the British Physics Olympiad Committee


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