William Buckland
Date of Birth  :
12 March 1784
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United Kingdom
Field of Expertise  :
Geology and paleontology
Educational background  :
He was educated first at Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon, and then at Winchester College, from where in 1801 he won a scholarship to study for the ministry at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, also attending the lectures of John Kidd on mineralogy and chemistry, as well as developing an interest in geology and carrying out field research on strata, during vacations.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

In 1813, he was appointed reader in mineralogy, in succession to John Kidd, giving lively and popular lectures with increasing emphasis on geology and palaeontology. As (unofficial) curator of the Ashmolean Museum, he built up collections, touring Europe and coming into contact with scientists including Georges Cuvier.

Bibliography  :
Trek Airways: A South African Adventure