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 can be viewed by clicking on the names. Some of these biographies 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

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

122

 

 

 

 

1982

 

 

125

 

 

W. Edward Tremlett PhD

 

 

1985

 

 

128

 

 

 

1988

 

 

131

 

 

 

 

1991

 

 

134

 

 

Allan J. Hall PhD

 

 

1994

 

 

137

 

 

 

 

1997

 

 

140

 

 

Janey E. MacDougall BSc

 

 

2000

 

 

143

 

 

Colin J. R. Braithwaite PhD

 

 

2003

 

 

146

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

149

 

 

Alan W. Owen PhD

 

 

2009

 

 

152

 

 

Margaret Donnelly BSc

 

 

2012

 

 

155

 

 

Brian Bell PhD

 

2015 158 James Morrison PhD
2018 161 Neil Clark PhD