Brian Harland spent 43 field seasons undertaking geological mapping of the Polar archipelago, Svalbard, beginning in 1938 and ending in the 1990s. He was a demonstrator and lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences, and was instrumental in the establishment of CASP (Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme).
To celebrate his birthday (which he shares with Adam Sedgwick) you can learn more about Brian and see photographs and documents from the archive in our online gallery
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