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William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

It is with great sadness that we inform you that William (Bill) Francis Budd died peacefully on 23 January 2022. Bill joined the IGS in 1962, served in the IGS Council and was Chair of the Awards Committee for several years. He was awarded the Seligman Crystal in...

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Tavi Murray CBE

Tavi Murray CBE

The IGS is extremely proud to share with you the news that our very own Tavi Murray has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to Glaciology and Climate Change Research. Tavi joined the IGS in 1988 and has been a member ever since. She has been...

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New Chair for the IGS Publications Committee.

New Chair for the IGS Publications Committee.

As you will be aware of, the former Chair of the committee, Gwenn Flowers, was elected President of the IGS at our last AGM. After some soul searching and discussions the President approached Bryn Hubbard and asked if he would be talking on the job pending Council’s...

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AGM approves new amendments to the IGS Constitution

AGM approves new amendments to the IGS Constitution

AGM approves new amendments to the IGS Constitution during the November AGM in Oslo The penultimate step in getting the proposed amendments to the Constitution approved is for the IGS AGM to approve them. That has now taken place. The final step is to send out letters...

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AGM approves new amendments to the IGS Constitution

First Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 27 months

First Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 27 months was held During the IGS Nordic Branch meeting at the beginning of November. New Council elected. New Council Members President Gwenn Flowers (Canada) (2021-2024) Vice President Andrey Glazovsky (Russia) (2021-2024) Petra...

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Issue of ICE (185)

The new issue of ICE (185) is now available on line. This is an important issue as it outlines the amendments we are making to the constitution. We are hoping the amended IGS constitution will be ratified at the IGS Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held during...

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Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968–2021

Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968–2021

It is with great sadness that we belatedly acknowledge the loss of Dr Renoj J. Thayyen, a valued member of the Himalayan glaciology community and of the International Glaciological Society. Born in Kannur, Kerala State of India on 9 April 1968, Dr. Thayyen was married...

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Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke passed away on 10 March 2021, a few days after sustaining severe head injuries in an ice-skating fall. He was 82 years old. As his widow put it to me, the ice finally got him. Roger's scientific contributions covered a wide range of topics, but...

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Lowell Allan (Al) Rasmussen, 1937–2021

Lowell Allan (Al) Rasmussen, 1937–2021

Following a fall and a short illness, Al passed away on 13 February 2021 at age 83, in Seattle, Washington, USA. Al was born in 1937 in Enumclaw, in the foothills of the Washington Cascades near Seattle. He graduated from West Seattle High School, and in 1959 he...

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