Bernard Elgey Leake BSc PhD (Liverpool) DSc (Bristol) DSc (Glasgow) FRSE FGS graduated in Geology in 1952 and started life-long research on the geology of Connemara, metamorphic and igneous petrology; amphiboles; 170 publications. Lecturer-Reader in Bristol University 1957-74; Professor of Geology & Honorary Keeper of the Geological Collections, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University 1974-97 now Emeritus. Lyell Medal 1977; Research Fellowships: Leverhulme, 1955-7 Liverpool and 2000-2 Cardiff; Gledden 1986 Western Australia; Erskine 1999 Canterbury, New Zealand. President Geological Society 1986-88; Mineralogical Society 1998-99. Biographer JW Gregory FRS. Since 1997 Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University.